Family — in particular sons — seems to be a theme in the just announced 2016-2017 season at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J. It’s also is made up of predominantly new work.
Marguerite Oswald was domineering, obsessive and desperate in her need to be loved by her younger son, Lee Harvey. A chilling glimpse into what may have happened in the Oswald household in the months leading up to that fateful November morning in Dallas.
Daddy Long Legs
A witty and winsome young woman`s wishes are answered when an anonymous gentleman she nicknames Daddy Long Legs gives her the opportunity to leave her orphanage and attend university. In return, Jerusha shares her life with her unknown benefactor through treasured letters as she grows into an intelligent and independent woman and experiences a budding romance with a young suitor. This heartwarming new musical has charmed audiences of all ages from London to New York. Click here to visit the musical’s website
Jamal’s mother is a psychology professor and black. His father is an FBI agent and white. Although their marriage is in tatters they both fiercely love their biracial son. We meet them in a police station as they try to determine what happened and where their son is. With no explanation forthcoming and emotions building, this highly-charged drama twists, turns and builds to an explosive conclusion. The play received its world premiere at the Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, Mass., last month.
Liam is a self-proclaimed “bad Jew” – and he may actually be an atheist. It is the night after his grandfather`s funeral, and Liam and his cousin Daphna are arguing over who should inherit “Poppy`s” Chai necklace. The verbal battle rages until Liam stakes claim to the necklace, and a vicious and hilarious brawl about family, faith and legacy begins. The play premiered Off-Broadway in October 2012 at the Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Black Box Theatre, then transferred upstairs to the Laura Pels Theatre. To read the New York Times review and watch a video, click here.