PRIDE 2023: Love & Art Unite in Long Branch!

Pictured Above: New Jersey Repertory Company Celebrates PRIDE 2023. Photo Credit: Contributed. 

NEWSROOM POST: LONG BRANCH  NEW JERSEY

 

Long Branch, NJ – New Jersey Repertory Company “NJRep,” located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch is proud to present PRIDE 2023. This month-long celebration includes an Art Gallery Show, a Photography Exhibit, and five one-act plays running throughout the month.

Here are a few scheduled events for the month: 

 

The US premiere  of  “THE SILVER BELL” by Alan Flanagan, directed by Dan Hutton, with Alan Flanagan & Brendan O’Rourke. It is running from June 8 – June 18, Thurs; Fri 8:30pm; Sat 4:30pm & 8:30pm; Sun 3:30pm. It’s a tale as old as time: boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy punches a hole in the universe to get the boy back. Join Mico and James as they tell you their reality-bending story of love, loss, and trying to find decent sausage rolls in a universe that never invented Greggs British bakery chain.

“MISS DELTA TOWNSHIP” written and performed by Joanne Callum Powers, directed by Gail Winar. Performances are from June 15 – 18, Thurs; Fri 7pm; Sat 3pm & 7pm; Sun 2pm. “Miss Delta Township” locks on and never let’s go, kicking off in the 1960s and then moving at warp speed through several decades of life and longing in a “typical” suburban American family. Except that this family, as it turns out, is anything but typical.

Back by popular demand for one week only SISTER MARY’S PLAYTIME written and performed by Tim McArthur running from  June 22 – 25, Thurs; Fri 8:30pm; Sat 4:30pm & 8:30pm; Sun 3:30pm.  Sister Mary was found on the steps of St Peter’s of the Sisters of the Third Removed, in the heart of London’s West End. She was wrapped in a copy of the Stage Newspaper in a handbag. It is rumored she is the secret love child of West End Musical Theatre Star, Elaine Paige. Join Sister Mary as she battles the blues with her unique comedy and variety. No pulpit. No psalms. No prayers. She’s not that kind of nun!

There are also ongoing fine art exhibits from now until June 25th. “OUR WAY” Curated by Mare Akana, artists from the LGBTQ+ community share their views on life, love, and the world they live in. And  “OUT”  a collection of portraits from Andrea Phox Photography showcasing members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Patrons can check out more and purchase a festival pass or individual tickets by visiting www.njrep.org or calling 732.229.3166.

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