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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stages Festival has reached the halfway point-What have you seen?

The Stages Festival March 1-31, 2018 stagesfestival.org

We're halfway through! What have you seen? What will you see this week?
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Hudson Theatre Works' Readings from the Edge

March 12 and 13 at 7:30pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Weehawken
A staged reading of The Exonerated, a powerful drama that reveals the true stories of exonerated prisoners from interviews and court transcripts, some of whom spent as many as 22 years behind bars.

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Mile Square PlayGround - New York 523 by Joseph Gallo

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30pm

Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken
For our heroine, Joy, her story is a familiar one: a small town girl leaves home, and tries to make it in the big city. Except Joy’s story begins at the end, where we find her standing at a ballet barre in a pool of blood, murdered. A hybrid play, New York City 523 combines naturalism with impressionistic dialogue, choral work, fantasy, story theatre, and at the same time, incorporates movement elements and dance directly into the narrative.

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00pm

Morris Plains Borough School, Morris Plains
Schoolhouse Rock, Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

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New Jersey Women Playwrights Showcase of New Work: La Fonda by Suzanne Trauth

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm

Jersey City Theatre Center, Jersey City
In celebration of Women's History Month, Writers Theatre, Speranza Theatre Company, and the Jersey City Theatre Center present works written by writers from the NJ Women Playwrights Program. This evening: La Fonda by Suzanne Trauth.

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A Cinderella Tale … Happily Ever After

Thursday, March 15 at 3:30

Point Pleasant Beach Branch of the Ocean County Library, Point Pleasant Beach
A Cinderella Tale takes young audiences on that sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always
compelling journey fueled by inner beauty, courage, and kindness as they triumph over greed and
arrogance.

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Mi Casa Tu Casa

Thursday, March 15 at 6:30pm

South Street School, Newark
A bilingual blend of music and folktales for the entire family. Una mezcla bilingüe de música y cuentos para toda la familia. Los musicos y cuentistas serán sus guías en este viaje a travós del tiempo, lugares y la imaginación.

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Spring Reading Series: Linger by Craig Garcia

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm

Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union
Join Premiere Stages for free readings of the four finalists for the 2018 Premiere Play Festival, as performed by professional actors.

Maryanne and James are forced to confront the possibility that their child is capable of a horrible act when their son, a high school senior, is accused of a violent assault against a gay classmate. As social media explodes over the incident, the couple struggles to hold their splintering family together.

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Pushcart Players' The Velveteen Rabbit

Friday, March 16 at 10:30am

Plumsted Branch of Ocean County Library, New Egypt
A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks.

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Spring Reading Series: Private by Mona Pirnot

Friday, March 16 at 7:00pm

Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union
Join Premiere Stages for free readings of the four finalists for the 2018 Premiere Play Festival, as performed by professional actors.

In the near future, privacy is expensive. Like everyone else, Corbin and Georgia pay a premium to keep their personal information secret. But when Corbin lands an exciting job that requires enrollment in a corporate surveillance policy, the couple discovers uncomfortable truths about their relationship.
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2018 Stage Exchange Reading: Darrah Cloud's Turning

Friday, March 16 at 7:00pm

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
Turning is a play about the young athletes from New Jersey who competed in the women’s gymnastics (“turning”) Olympic event in 1936 Berlin. Hear about the young girls' experience crossing the Atlantic with Jesse Owens.

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Boy Sees Flying Saucer

March 16-18, and 23-25

The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, Netcong
"A flying saucer came down and took my bike," he says and the adventure begins! What Bobby doesn't expect is the arrival of a "mystery man" and the revelations that unfold! Bobby has to decide whether to continue the "fib" or confess the truth.

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Mi Casa Tu Casa

Saturday, March 17 at 2:00pm

Institute of Music for Children, Elizabeth
A bilingual blend of music and folktales for the entire family. Una mezcla bilingüe de música y cuentos para toda la familia. Los musicos y cuentistas serán sus guías en este viaje a travós del tiempo, lugares y la imaginación.

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 pm

Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University, Wayne
Schoolhouse Rock, Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

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