Dreamcatcher and Playwrights Theatre Collaborate on production of Shakespeare in Vegas
Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 10:14am
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey of Madison are co-producing the premiere production of Suzanne Bradbeer’s Shakespeare in Vegas. This new play tells the story of a wise guy with a dream and a discouraged New York actress who attempt to bring legit theatre to Sin City. Shakespeare in Vegas plays April 4 through 21, with talkbacks following the April 7 and 14 matinees.
This comedy follows Tony, the producer, and Margot, the displaced classical actress, to Las Vegas, where they recruit the cast for a season of Shakespeare’s plays. Pickings prove to be slim, as roles go to showgirls and other locals with questionable credentials. Along the way, a generations-old family curse threatens to bring their dream to an untimely end.
Bradbeer is an award-winning playwright whose works Full Bloom and You Miss Them When They’re Not Around have previously appeared on the Dreamcatcher stage. The play will be directed by John Pietrowski (Long Valley), Artistic Director of Playwrights Theatre of NJ, and will feature Laura Ekstrand (Livingston), Artistic Director of Dreamcatcher. Also appearing in the cast are Dreamcatcher company member Jessica O’Hara-Baker and guests Barron B. Bass, Eli Ganias, and Rachael Lee (all of New York).
Shakespeare in Vegas will run at Dreamcatcher from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 21. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students, with special rates for subscribers and groups. Purchase tickets online at www.dreamcatcherrep.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Seniors pay only $15 on advance purchases only on Senior Sunday, the April 7 matinee.
Performances are at The Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre on Ashwood Avenue and at the Summit Recreation Center on Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available by prior arrangement. To purchase tickets or for information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, please visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-514-9654. For information on any of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey programs, please visit www.ptnj.org, or contact Playwrights Theatre of NJ, P.O. Box 1295, Madison, NJ, 07940, 973-514-1787 x20.