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Christopher Daftsios playwriting debut will blow your boots off

Joy Donze and Christopher Daftsios in the world premiere of "Lily" at the New Jersey Repertory Theater in Long Branch. Written by Daftsios, the revenge play centers on an aging, over-sexed country singer who meets his match during a post-performance encounter.(PHOTO: Andrea Phox)
Joy Donze and Christopher Daftsios in the world premiere of “Lily” at the New Jersey Repertory Theater in Long Branch. Written by Daftsios, the revenge play centers on an aging, over-sexed country singer who meets his match during a post-performance encounter.(PHOTO: Andrea Phox)

Can one sorry and sordid aging country music superstar change his tune when confronted one post-show night by a determined young woman who seeks revenge for past wrongs?

You bet he can!

He has no choice in this world premiere of “Lily” at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch playing through Nov. 24.

It’s the first full-length play written by Christopher Daftsios, a NJ Rep regular who also plays the alcoholic singer Toby Crenshaw. The drama is so full of unexpected twists and turns it caused the audience to gasp at times. Continue reading Christopher Daftsios playwriting debut will blow your boots off

‘The Jag’ a sweet ride at NJRep; Estelle Bajou gives incredible performance

Dan Grimaldi is the 70-year-old father Chick and Estelle Bajou is Carla, a genius car mechanic in "The Jag." (PHOTO: SuzAnne Barabas)
Dan Grimaldi is the 70-year-old father Chick and Estelle Bajou is Carla, a genius car mechanic in “The Jag.” (PHOTO: SuzAnne Barabas)

“The Jag” is a play about a broken man, his broken son, their broken 1967 Jaguar, and the socially challenged young woman who helps to fix all three.

Written by award-winning playwright Gino DiIorio, the world premiere of this 90-minute drama with lots of laughs continues at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch through Feb. 12. (Other plays of his that premiered here include “Release Point,” “Apostasy,” “Winterizing the Summer House” and “Dead Ringer.”)

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