Category Archives: Classics

TWO RIVER THEATER LAUNCHES 2019/20 SEASON TONIGHT WITH ‘CYRANO’

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Not your grandma’s ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’? Well, we’ll see.  I think one characteristic of a great play is it’s ability to be turned inside out and upside down and still please a crowd.

To satisfy audiences generation after generation — whether the work is 300 years old staged in traditional  or modern costumes — and we all of see something new is fantastic. Continue reading TWO RIVER THEATER LAUNCHES 2019/20 SEASON TONIGHT WITH ‘CYRANO’

Screening of ‘Roxanne’ launches free events at Two River Theater

One of my Top 10 favorite plays — “Cyrano de Bergerac” —   opens the Two River Theater Company’s 26th season beginning next month.

But the pre-play festivities begin much earlier in Red Bank, NJ. Tonight, as a matter of fact, with a free screening of the film “Roxanne,” an 1987 adaptation of the classic 1897 play by Edmond Rostand .

More than a dozen movies have been based on the the Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, a  French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist.

Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah in “Roxanne.”

The romantic comedy stars  Steve Martin as  C.D.  Bales, who is in love with the beautiful Roxanne, played by Daryl Hannah , who is in love with the handsome Chris, played by  Rick Rossovich.

The NYTimes called it a “thoroughly charming performance,.

Click here to reserve free tickets.

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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ opens tonight at Two River Theater in Red Bank

The Younger family's hope for achieving their dreams is at the center of "A Raisin In the Sun" featuring Jasmine Batchelor (Beneatha Younger), Owen Tabaka (Travis Younger), Brenda Pressley (Lena Younger), Brandon J. Dirden (Walter Lee Younger) and Crystal A. Dickinson (Ruth Younger) in at Two River Theater in Red Bank. (PHOTO) T Charles Erickson
The Younger family’s hope for achieving their dreams is at the center of “A Raisin In the Sun” featuring Jasmine Batchelor (Beneatha Younger), Owen Tabaka (Travis Younger), Brenda Pressley (Lena Younger), Brandon J. Dirden (Walter Lee Younger) and Crystal A. Dickinson (Ruth Younger) in at Two River Theater in Red Bank. (PHOTO) T Charles Erickson

“Raisin in the Sun” opens tonight at the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank with a cast that would do a Broadway production proud. It includes Jasmine Batchelor (Beneatha Younger), Nat DeWolf (Karl Lindner), Crystal A. Dickinson (Ruth Younger), Brandon J. Dirden (Walter Lee Younger), Willie Dirden (Bobo), Charlie Hudson III (Joseph Asagai), Brenda Pressley (Lena Younger), Owen Tabaka (Travis Younger), and York Walker (George Murchison). Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera play the Moving Men.

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