2019 Season

Buy both mainstage productions - The Wake and Yasmina's Necklace - and save $5!


Our 15th anniversary season features four new plays that explore the power and responsibility of legacy.




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 for July 11-28

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 for Sept 5-22


October 18-20


Liberty Hall Academic Center

1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ

written by Joe Sutton


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)


Reading Times:

 Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
 Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m.
 Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.


Email premiere@kean.edu to RSVP

Call (908) 737-4077 to RSVP