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  Staged Reading

Come experience the birth of a new play...

ONTARIO WAS HERE
by Darren Canady

June 21 through 23, 2013
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Nathan and Penni are two bright Kansas City social workers who give their all for the children they serve, determined to make a difference. When a case blurs the lines between romance, work, and friendship, their dreams of changing the world are put to the test.

Listen, contribute, and engage in the developmental process. Intimate discussions with the playwright follow each reading.

Murphy Dunn Theatre, in the Vaughn Eames Building
All seats are FREE!
Please call 908-737-4092 to reserve.


As the play is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun, Premiere Stages will offer a free screening to the 1961 film at Kean University's STEM Building at 3 pm on Saturday, July 6. Please call 908-737-4092 to reserve your free seat.

  New Jersey Premiere

CLYBOURNE PARK
by Bruce Norris

July 11 through 28, 2013
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
An exceptionally witty and deliciously dry satire that explores the effects on Clybourne Park's 1950's all white community when a couple unknowingly sells their house to a black family. The tables of gentrification turn when fifty years later, the now all black community greets the news of an impending sale to a white family with the same level of apprehension.

"A spiky and damningly insightful new comedy."
– Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Zella Fry Theatre, in the Vaughn Eames Building
$30 Standard / $20 Senior / $15 Student


  New Play

Winner of the Premiere Stages Play Festival

THE BEAUTIFUL DARK
by Erik Gernand

September 5 through 22, 2013
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
A woman's life is turned upside down when she suspects that her teenage son may be planning an attack on a school. Is her son capable of the unthinkable? And if she's wrong, will she ruin any chance he has at a normal life? The Beautiful Dark is a powerful and moving story of a modern mother's ultimate dilemma.

Free interactive question and answer discussions with the artists, audiences and guest speakers follow all Sunday matinee performances.

Zella Fry Theatre, in the Vaughn Eames Building
$30 Standard / $20 Senior / $15 Student