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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Give the Joy of Theatre This Holiday Season! George Street Playhouse Has the Perfect Gifts

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Give the Joy of Theatre This Holiday Season!
George Street Playhouse Has the Perfect Gifts for Family, Friends and Colleagues

Choose from mini-subscriptions, gift cards, acting classes and more!

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year.

In addition to tickets to one of four remaining productions this season, George Street Playhouse offers the following options to get for your special someone:

  • Spring Season 3-Play Package* - Starting as low as $96, a Spring Season 3-Play Package includes one admission to each of the three GSP main stage shows this Spring: American Hero, Trying and The Nerd —on the evening or afternoon of your choice with the flexibility and convenience to change dates.

  • Spring Season Flex-Pass* - With a Spring Season Flex, you are providing 3, 4, or 6 admissions, in any combination, to the three GSP main stage shows this Spring: American Hero, Trying and The Nerd.

  • Gift Cards - These can be purchased in any denomination.

  • Acting Classes - Taught by a professional staff, GSP acting classes are unique gifts appropriate for all ages.

  • Honorary Gifts - Honor that special person in your life by making a tax-deductible donation to George Street Playhouse in his or her name, with recognition in the donor listings in playbills, lobby displays and the GSP website.

* 3-Play Package and Flex Passes can not be used for performances of An Act of God.

For more information about any of these gift options, call the GSP Box Office at 732-246-7717 or visit www.georgestreetplayhouse.org

unnamed (1)Located just off Route 1 amidst a vast bucolic setting on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University, George Street Playhouse features expansive lobby spaces, an outdoor patio and free on-site parking. The entrance into the building and to all areas of the theatre are barrier-free. For directions to George Street Playhouse, visit the Playhouse website (georgestreetplayhouse.org) and click Directions on the homepage.

New Brunswick’s favorite restaurants are less than two miles from College Farm Road. For a list of restaurants, visit the Plan Your Visit section of the website. And keep a lookout for unique dining options offered by George Street Playhouse.

George Street Playhouse’s Spring 2018 season includes:

American Hero

by Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by David Saint

January 30 - February 25, 2018

Following last season’s triumphant run of his play American Son at George Street Playhouse, playwright Christopher Demos-Brown returns with American Hero. An Iraq war hero’s perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow Marine seeking justice shows up threatening to expose a hidden past. This probing drama shines a light on how America honors its veteran soldiers as well as the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero. American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays that explore American injustice. American Hero is the recipient of the Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.

Trying

by Joanna McClelland Glass

Directed by Jim Jack

March 13 - April 8, 2018

Internationally known Frances Biddle, Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials, fierce opponent of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, and Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is 81 years old, elegant, sharply cantankerous, and trying to put his life in order. In true Pygmalion fashion, when a young, new secretary is hired, the two struggle to communicate but come to understand how two strangers at very different places in their lives can unexpectedly and forever influence each other. Trying is based on Glass’ real-life experience as Biddle's secretary. 

The Nerd

by Larry Shue

Directed by Kevin Cahoon

April 24 - May 20, 2018

A rollicking farce from the author of the award-winning comedy The Foreigner, Larry Shue’s The Nerd begins on Willum’s birthday, and his party gets a jolt of hilarious excitement when Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-soldier who saved Willum’s life, stops by for a visit. Realizing that Rick is socially inept and will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum must put together an outrageous plan to rid himself of this wacky GI who came to dinner.

About George Street Playhouse

Founded in 1974, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed main stage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. The Playhouse will stage its 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J., before taking residence in a new, downtown performing arts center for the 2019-20 season. Its leadership consists of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman. Through the years, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway, including the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger; the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill; and the Broadway hit and Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. Last season’s Curvy Widow is currently running off-Broadway. In 2015, George Street Playhouse was represented on Broadway by It Shoulda Been You, and off-Broadway by Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies, both of which premiered at the Playhouse.  In addition to its mainstage season, the theater’s Touring Educational Theatre features issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 35,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

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