Thursday, April 2, 2015

Two River Theater’s world-premiere production of ‘Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine’ opens April 17

Bob & Joan Rechnitz Theater, Two River Theater, Red Bank, New Jersey

Two River Theater’s world-premiere production of Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson will run from April 11 to May 3,2015.

Opening week schedule: Friday, April 17 at 8pm (Opening Night)

Saturday, April 18 at 3pm and 8pm

Sunday, April 19 at 3pm

Wednesday, April 22 at 1pm and 7pm

Performances will continue through Sunday, May 3 in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. 

An Upper West Side dinner party invitation brings an unlikely group together, spawning a passionate and explosive debate on America’s relationship to race. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings humor and poignancy to one of the most potent conversations in American life. In our shared history, we all sing the blues. But are your blues sweet like mine?

Featured in the cast are Brandon J. Dirden (Zeke), Andrew Hovelson (Randall), Merritt Janson (Judith), Roslyn Ruff (Janeece) and Charles Weldon (Zebedee).

The creative team includes scenic designer Michael Carnahan, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Driscoll Otto, and sound designer Robert Kaplowitz. The production will feature original music by Bill Sims Jr. The fight director is Thomas Schall, the casting is by Heidi Griffiths and the production stage manager is Laura Wilson

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson directed Two River’s critically acclaimed productions of August Wilson’s Jitney and Two Trains Running.
  • As a playwright, Ruben won an Obie Award for his solo show Lackawanna Blues and numerous awards for his HBO screenplay.
  • He is currently co-starring on Public Morals, produced by Steven Spielberg, which will air on TNT in 2015.

Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes

Before Play: Informative pre-show lectures will take place 45 minutes prior to every performance of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine in Two River's lobby. 

Post-Play Discussions: will follow every performance of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine.

Tickets start at $20 available from 732.345.1400 or

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