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Friday, June 26, 2015

NJ Premiere ‘ By the Water’ on Kean Stage

by the water

While much of the disaster relief work related to Hurricane Sandy is coming to an end, many Garden State residents are still in need, seeking resources, and struggling to get back on their feet.

“Please join Premiere Stages and Kean University Galleries for By the Water, Sharyn Rothstein’s moving new play about a hurricane-impacted family, and By the Block, Asbury Park artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney’s exhibition of quilts constructed from wooden debris collected after the storm.” John Wooten 

By the Water (NJ Premiere)

By Sharyn Rothstein

Directed by Adam Immerwahr

July 16 - August 2 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 3 pm) Zella Fry Theatre, Vaughn Eames Hall, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union

Hurricane Sandy wields its force upon the home of Marty and Mary Murphy, threatening to destroy not only the life they have built together but the neighborhood that they grew up in. Will Marty manage to save his neighborhood and his home, or are the secrets unearthed by the storm too powerful to overcome?

Please join Premiere Stages for our 2015 Talk-Back Series, featuring free post-show discussions after select matinee performances:  Sunday, July 19 at 3 pm: Asbury Park artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney discusses By the Block, her exhibition of quilts created with wooden debris salvaged from Hurricane Sandy. The exhibition is free, and runs July 16 – September 14 in the James Howe Gallery, located in Vaughn Eames Hall; please call 908-737-0392 or visit for details.

The gallery will open 2 hours prior to every performance. Sunday, July 26 at 3 pm: Dr. Paul J. Croft, Executive Director of Kean University’s School of Environmental & Sustainability Sciences, discusses climate change and its effect on extreme weather.  Saturday, August 1 at 3 pm: Sue Pniewski, New Jersey Coordinator for Portlight Strategies, Inc., discusses Portlight’s post-disaster relief work, and Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the Garden State’s most vulnerable residents.

Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for seniors, and $30 standard, with group discounts available.

Please call 908-737-SHOW (7469) or visit to purchase.

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