Premiere Stages Play Festival History

 

 

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2017/18

 

Black Tom Island 

by Martin Casella

 

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack.

 

2015/16

 

My Lord, What a Night 

by Deborah Brevoort
 

Based on actual events, My Lord, What a Night provides a thought-provoking account of the night legendary singer Marian Anderson spent at the home of Albert Einstein. What begins as an event that threatens to divide the Princeton community ends with a lifetime bond between two of New Jersey's most fascinating people of the 20th century.

 

 

2013/14

 

At Liberty Hall
by James Christy

 

At Liberty Hall follows two high school students who've just moved to New Jersey: Cristian Rosario, a funny but unfocused teenager from Queens by way of the Dominican Republic; and Alexander Hamilton, 16, the subject of Cristian's 10th grade history project. This time-bending story finds common threads of humor, honor and awkwardness as told through the experiences of a someday-Founding Father and a kid looking for a way out of the projects.

 

2011/12

 

Talking to Westfield
by E.M. Lewis

 

Does the key to Trevor's future lie somewhere in Westfield's past? During a visit to the Westfield Museum with his Dad, history begins to come to life - and Trevor has to figure out how to find his way home.