Walden

June 14-16

Walden

Bauer Boucher Theatre Center

Vaughn Eames Hall

written by Amy Berryman

directed by Mia Walker

In the not-so-distant future, climate change has intensified and scientists are recommending that we colonize elsewhere. Cassie, a NASA botanist, returns from her year-long deployment in space and is shocked to find her sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, engaged to an Earth Advocate. As the twins grapple with questions of rivalry and love, humanity hangs in the balance.

 

2019 Premiere Play Festival Runner-Up (Staged Reading)

 

Free! Call 908-737-4077 or email premiere@kean.edu to RSVP.

 

 
The Wake

July 11-28

The Wake

Bauer Boucher Theatre Center

Vaughn Eames Hall

written by Tammy Ryan

directed by John J. Wooten

In life, Colleen was a force of nature. Six months after her death, her sisters Maggie and Rosemary rent a beach house in Florida to scatter her ashes, only to find themselves and their respective partners staring down a hurricane. As the strong winds and rainbands begin, strange encounters with wildlife signal something more is going on. Filled with humor and heart, The Wake explores grief, family, and America’s shifting cultural and environmental climates.

 

2019 Premiere Play Festival Winner (Full Production)

 

Tickets now on sale!

 

 
Yasmina's Necklace

September 5-22

Yasmina's Necklace

Bauer Boucher Theatre Center

Vaughn Eames Hall

written by Rohina Malik

directed by Kareem Fahmy

Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi, his mother is Puerto Rican - but if you ask him, he'll say he's Italian. Longing to shed his cultural identity, he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn away from his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father's homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long.

 

New Jersey Premiere (Full Production)

 

Tickets now on sale!

 

 
Paul Robeson

October 18-20

Robey

Liberty Hall Academic Center

1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

written by Joe Sutton

directed by John J. Wooten

In 1919, Paul Robeson (Robey to his college friends) was asked to give the valedictory address at Rutgers University. As the first African American student to be selected for this honor, he was very conflicted about the tone and message of the monumental speech. Robey explores his journey as he prepares his remarks, overcoming the doubts and fears that filled a young man at a pivotal point in New Jersey's history.

 

Liberty Live Commission (Staged Reading)

 

Free! Call 908-737-4077 or email premiere@kean.edu to RSVP.