Shows and Events Calendar
by Steve Murray
Spend some time this holiday season with performer extraordinaire Erica Bradshaw as she inhabits every single role of this stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Erica's not exactly your typical resident of Bedford Falls, but Luna's not your typical theatre. Experience this heartwarming story as you've never seen it before and enjoy a few winks and smirks along the way.
Directed by Daryl L. Stewart
Starring Erica Bradshaw
Production and Design: Christopher and Justin Swader (Set Design), Justin Partier (Lighting Design), Donald Stark (Sound Design), Deborah Caney (Costume Design), Liz Cesario (Production Manager), and Dan Viola (Stage Manager)
Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission
Performance Schedule: Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm
Talkback Schedule December 4th and 15th
Born and raised in New Jersey, Vanessa Perea is a dynamic vocalist. She has a rare ability to sing diverse styles at the highest degree of authenticity, while maintaining a beautiful sound and impeccable articulation. Vanessa released her first CD in 2014 entilted Soulful Days and in 2010, Ms. Perea graduated from New Jersey City University where she obtained a BA in Music Education. She is currently working at jazz clubs throughout NY and NJ where the "scene" is thriving with the most cutting edge musicians. And, most recently, Miss Perea can be seen and heard in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show Sleep No More.
December 12, 7:30 pm
Zalmy and Shmuel are the Rebbe's foot soldiers, driving a truck called the "Mitzvah Tank" through the urban jungle of NYC, fighting to win the souls of the secular. Today they've found a real convert to orthodoxy! But is he who he seems? For that matter, are they? Inspired by the true stories of current and former Chabad-Lubavitch Jews, Treif asks how hard you have to believe to belong.
A World Premiere by Obie Award-Winner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust
Commissioned by the NJPAC Stage Exchange, a program of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
When pressure mounts for a high school's Indian mascot to be removed right in the middle of a winning football season, the coach seeks the blessing of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape tribe to keep the school's long time traditions intact. Seeing an opportunity to make some headway in her tribe's efforts to regain state recognition, Patricia becomes a willing partner, but when their traditions clash, they're left to negotiate how - or if - they can co-exist. Another story ripped from NJ headlines from the author of Lines in the Dust, Indian Head asks us to take a hard, honest look at how we appropriate culture and the ways in which we honor and exploit tradition.
Directed by Kareem Fahmy
Talkback Schedule February 4th and 16th
A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf
Paralyzed in the car accident that claimed her mother's life, 17-year-old Ellen is determined to experience all her teenage years have to offer. But when the past comes knocking on the door in the form of Ellen's brother, her small family's delicate balance is upended. In a home awash with anger, guilt, and Ellen's raging hormones, Tranquil is a raw exploration of one shattered family striving to be whole again.
Directed by Cheryl Katz
Talkback Schedule: April 16th and 27th