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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Next at Black Box Performing Arts Center 'Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage'


With shows such as Robert Askins’ Hand to God, Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9, Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?, Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, and now Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, Black Box Performing Arts Center is quickly making a name for itself as the area’s premiere destination for immersive and cutting-edge plays. How to Transcend a Happy Marriage is the second main stage show of 2019, following the NJ premiere of Significant Other by Joshua Harmon.


How to Transcend a Happy Marriage - presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. - is hailed as “a subversive enchantment. It is part absurd domestic serio-comedy, part erotic magic realism, unflinching about taboos and about questioning that, just maybe, monogamy isn’t enough" (Newsday). What starts as a dinner party ends in four friends questioning marriage and love when they are introduced to the alluring and polyamorous Pip. The show features the talents of Brian Aria, Sara Brown, Shari Cohen, Isaac J. Conner, Cassandra Guglielmo, Josh Olumide, Lisa Tiger, and Daniel Yaiullo. The show is directed by Matt Okin and designed by Steve Eiman.


The Black Box Performing Arts Center (home of Black Box Studios) continues to emerge as the Tri-State area’s premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education — in the heart of Teaneck, NJ— just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. Black Box was the recipient of the 2017 Teaneck Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Cultural Arts Award, and currently serves on the Chamber Board as the Chair of the Cultural Arts Committee. In addition to main stage productions, Black Box PAC hosts special events including Open Mic Nights, Comedy Nights, and staged readings.
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage plays Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm from March 2-17 (preview performances, open to the public, are 2/28 and 3/1) at the Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Drive. (just off  Palisade Ave., GPS: 290 Walraven Drive), Teaneck, NJ 07666.


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