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Monday, February 1, 2016

Dreamcatcher to present a New Jersey premiere 'Sister Play' a dramatic comedy





Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the New Jersey premiere of John Kolvenbach’s dramatic comedy “Sister Play.” This hilarious and heartfelt story of the connection between two sisters had its bi-coastal premiere in California and Massachusetts in 2015. “Sister Play” runs February 18 – March 6, 2016, with talkbacks following the February 21 and 28 matinees.

Anna will do anything to make her sister Lilly happy, including destroying all her relationships. When Lilly, Anna and her husband Malcolm retreat to their late father’s cabin in Cape Cod, they expect to relax, unwind and take stock. But when a charming but shadowy drifter enters the picture angling for Lily’s heart, their pilgrimage takes a surprising turn. During its recent rolling world premiere in California and Massachusetts, Stark Insider wrote, “’Sister Play’is why live theater can be so remarkable. You don’t soon forget a play like this.”

The production is directed by Nicole Callender (West Orange) and features Dreamcatcher ensemble members Clark Carmichael (Montclair), Laura Ekstrand (Livingston), Jessica O’Hara-Baker (New York City) and Jason Szamreta (Rahway). Playwright John Kolvenbach is an American playwright known for works including “Gizmo Love,” “Love Song”,” On An Average Day,” “Goldfish,” and “Fabuloso.” Kolvenbach's works have been performed all over the world, including productions in Rome, Sydney, Wellington, Seoul, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, and in many theaters in the US.

“Sister Play” will run at Dreamcatcher from Thursday, February 18, a preview performance, through Sunday, March 6, 2016. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets range from $20 to $35, with special rates for subscribers and groups. Purchase tickets at www.dreamcatcherrep.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. Special dates: Thursday, February 18 is a preview performance; all tickets $20. Friday, February 19 is opening night, followed by a reception with the cast. Sunday, February 21 is Senior Sunday; seniors age 65+ pay $20 (advance purchases only).



Performances are at Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre at 20 Ashwood Avenue and at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available for free by prior arrangement. To purchase tickets or for information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, business phone 908-514-9654.


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