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SEPT 21 – OCT 13/2019

Britney Simpson, Actress

By Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand Directed by Meredith McDonough A co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Jason O’Connell (Noises Off) leads a five-person cast as the larger-than-life Cyrano, the brilliant thinker, wordsmith, and swordsman. He’s a thorny romantic with an outsized reputation and a barely contained love for his childhood sweetheart, Roxane (Britney Simpson). Filled with wit and heart, this exuberant adaptation of the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac is a delightful combination of comedy and romance.

AUGUST WILSON’S RADIO GOLF FEB 29 – MARCH 22/2020 Directed by Brandon J. Dirden Brandon J. Dirden, Director

LOVE IN HATE NATION WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL NOV 9 – DEC 1/2019 Music, Lyrics and Book by Joe Iconis Directed by John Simpkins Joe Iconis, Playwright, Music and Lyrics

A turbulent rock romance by Joe Iconis, composer/lyracist of the worldwide sensation Be More Chill! Set in a 1960s Juvie Hall, Love in Hate Nation uses classic “bad girl” movies as the inspiration for the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out “revolution in the institution” as they attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. Girl Group Wall of Sound harmonies are filtered through a punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical.

WORLD PREMIERE APRIL 11 – MAY 10/2020 By Tony Meneses

Tony Meneses, Playwright

JAN 11 – FEB 2/2020 By William Shakespeare Directed by Sara Holdren

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays and, perhaps, his most perfect comedy. Cross-dressing heroines, separated twins, and mistaken identities propel this gender-bending tale which celebrates a world in which every broken heart can be made whole. Director Sara Holdren is a theater artist, theater critic (for New York magazine and, and educator who has staged our last two productions of our popular A Little Shakespeare program, Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors.

JUNE 6 – 28/2020

Ruben SantiagoHudson, Playwright, Director and Actor

JAN 31 – FEB 9/2020

By William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by Em Weinstein

Celebrating its 7th season as one of Two River’s most popular programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard! A 75-minute version of Twelfth Night—adapted, directed and designed by professional artists—will be performed and supported backstage by local high school students. Tickets: $20 for Adults & $15 Children 12 and Under

The Hombres looks at the intimacy of male relationships through the point of view of Machismo culture. Set in New Jersey (“somewhere off the NJ Transit line”), the play follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the Latino construction workers outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected. Tony Meneses is the author of The Women of Padilla and Guadalupe in the Guest Room, both of which had their world premieres at Two River.



Director Brandon J. Dirden returns to Two River to direct our sixth production from August Wilson’s American Century Cycle—Radio Golf, the Cycle’s 10th and final play, set in 1997. Real-estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, and to revitalize the Hill District. Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods are ready to move in. But one particular house on the development site, at 1839 Wylie Avenue, must be torn down, a casualty of urban blight. And that house belonged to Wilson’s legendary Aunt Ester—forcing Harmond, and the Hill District itself, into a battle between the past and the future.



Sara Holdren, Director


Written, Performed and Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson Music Performed by Chris Thomas King Original Music Composed by Bill Sims Jr. Additional Music Composed by Chris Thomas King A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award winner Ruben SantiagoHudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood growing up on the banks of Lake Erie. SantiagoHudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.



The County Woman Magazine

July/August 2019

Profile for The County Woman

Atlantic County Woman - July/August 2019  

The County Woman ™ is part of a nationally syndicated publication and has been around for over 31 years. There are over 371 other counties t...

Atlantic County Woman - July/August 2019  

The County Woman ™ is part of a nationally syndicated publication and has been around for over 31 years. There are over 371 other counties t...