Monday, February 28, 2011

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre brings DISTRACTED to Madison

Dreamcatcher presents the New Jersey premiere of Distracted, a smart and serious off-Broadway hit that Time Out New York proclaimed "my favorite comedy of the year!" Due to repairs at the Baird, Distracted will play at Playwrights Theatre.

In Distracted, does nine-year-old Jesse have ADHD or is he just being a kid? Is it even a problem at all? As his parents navigate the complicated world of medical and alternative treatments, they confront the possibility that it's not just Jesse who's distracted--it's our entire culture.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre says, "Distracted is the kind of play we do best: serious intimate drama that's filled with witty funny dialog and emotional issues that touch the heart." Get your tickets now!

All performances are at Playwrights Theatre in Madison, NJ.


Dates: March 4-20, 2011

Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Location: Playwrights Theatre, 33 Green Village Road

Price: $30 adults, $25 seniors & students w/ ID
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Discounts: Students pay just $15 on Saturday March 5 only
Seniors pay just $15 on Sunday March 6 only

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Don't miss the informative Q&A with Distracted artistic director Laura Ekstrand on Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's website!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2008 Playwright in Residence has World Premiere

Playwrights Theatre 's 2008 playwright-in-residence, Samuel Brett Williams, will have the world premiere of his play "The Woodpecker" at Mutineer Theatre Company in Los Angeles on March 5, 2011. The show will run through April 3, 2011.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $20.00 for all performances. Tickets are available online at or by calling 1-323-871-5826.

Samuel Brett Williams hails from Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he was raised by strict Southern Baptist parents. His plays use Arkansas as a background to explore issues of global importance-religion, racism, war, and family. Williams received his B.A. in English and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University and his M.F.A. in Playwriting from Rutgers University, where he studied with Lee Blessing. His plays have been produced at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ars Nova, Project Y Theatre Company, Mile Square Theatre, XIII Pocket, Readers Theatre Repertory, District of Columbia Arts Center, and New Orleans Theatre Experiment. Brett received commissions from the National New Play Network and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, where he was the resident playwright in 2008, and is a past winner of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Yasmine Rana's The Fallen Published

Congratulations to Yasmine Rana for having "Anais' Monologe" from THE FALLEN published in BLACKBIRD'S latest issue!

THE FALLEN was presented as part of the FORUM Reading Series at Playwrights Theatre on December 2, 2010.