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Premiere Stages is committed to serving the cultural needs of northern and central New Jersey through the development and production of high-quality Equity theatre premieres, professional development and educational initiatives for the local and campus communities, and the support and cultivation of emerging playwrights and theatre artists. As the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, Premiere Stages actively engages and enhances the specialized training programs at Kean, while embracing and serving a culturally diverse audience, underserved local youth, and a broad pool of gifted regionally-based artists.

For more information and a full calendar of our upcoming performances, please visit www.premierestagesatkean.com.

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Year One

A new play by Erik Gernand
Directed by John J. Wooten

In Year One, a populist’s rise to power exacerbates mounting political and social divisions. When Anna’s brother Max arrives unexpectedly, harboring a dangerous secret, the family matriarch is forced to choose between embracing a radical new country or saving those she loves.

Running September 9-26, 2021
Performances: Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM

Talkbacks following matinee performances
Sunday, September 12 - Q&A with playwright Erik Gernand
Sunday, September 19- Q&A with the cast of Year One

Bauer Boucher Theatre Center
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
Parking adjacent; make your first left from the Morris Avenue entrance.

“Without organizations like Premiere Stages, new playwrights who bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the art form would rarely have their work see the light of day - much less get an opportunity to have fully staged, Equity production ...”

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation