A THRIVING HOME FOR ADVENTUROUS THEATER ARTISTS & AUDIENCES
We're thrilled to announce our 30th Anniversary Season!
2023/24 30TH SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Let the sunshine in! During the Summer of Love, a group of young Americans dream of a beautiful future filled with harmony and understanding. The groundbreaking rock musical includes the Grammy Award™-winning hits “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and the title song’s ode to long, brilliant, beautiful “Hair!” Opening Two River Theater's 30th anniversary season.
The Scarlet Letter
Hester Prynne dares to strive for a better life for herself and her daughter. Kate Hamill, one of American theater’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights, reimagines Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic tale of courage. This world premiere, directed by Shelley Butler, showcases the strength of a woman who will not let the rules of an unjust society define her.
A Little Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost
The King of Navarre and his classmates have sworn an oath to hit the books and swear off dating for three years. Can their vow survive the arrival of the brilliant Princess of France and her charming friends? Back for the 11th year as Two River’s most popular education program, A Little Shakespeare presents an abridged version of Shakespeare’s comedy.
A Thousand Maids
Cordelia’s stuck. Cordelia needs to design a maid’s costume, but she can’t stop thinking about The Help and Maid in Manhattan and Gone with the Wind and As Good As It Gets and… and… and… How can she find a way to show these women for who they really are? Two River favorite Tony Meneses returns with this world premiere comedy, directed by May Adrales.
August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
Citizen Barlow is looking for peace. To get it, he’ll knock at Aunt Ester’s door every day if that’s what it takes. Set in 1904, the opening installment in August Wilson’s The American Century Cycle includes the playwright’s most fantastical journey, where the secrets of the past point towards future liberation.
TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO
Although trapped under house arrest, novelist Maria Celia and her sister Sofia can still hear the rumors of shifting global politics growing in 1990s Havana. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz.
IN THE KNOW WITH JUSTIN WALDMAN
Artistic Director Justin Waldman hosts an intimate conversation with Nilo Cruz, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director of TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO!
T. THOMAS FORTUNE LECTURE SERIES with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Please join us for a luncheon benefiting the T Thomas Fortune Cultural Center with guest keynote speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad on June 11 at 12 Noon.
CUBAN DANCE PARTY AND LATINE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Feel the rhythm with us at this Cuban Dance party and Latine Community Celebration! Use discount code DANCE for $20 tickets to the 8pm performance of Two Sisters and a Piano following the event.
THE ART OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Join us for a free pre-show workshop and discussion on initiating conversations about race and social justice while using art as the lens.
PRIDE ON THE PLAZA
In honor of Pride Month, and to stand with and celebrate the LGBTQ community, Two River Theater’s Pride on the Plaza drag show returns for the fourth year!
We believe that the essence of theater is democratic: it invites us to encounter, consider and perhaps adopt other points of view, if only for a brief time in a darkened theater. We aspire to build an environment in which artists, audiences, employees, and Board members from different backgrounds and experiences together form an institution that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
WHO WE ARE
A HOME FOR ARTISTS: The CHILL History of Joe Iconis & Two River Theater
Two River Theater is committed to contributing to great American theater by nurturing and producing the classics of tomorrow. One Two River Theater commission has made it all the way to Broadway and global success!
Two River Theater is led by Artistic Director Justin Waldman and Managing Director Nora DeVeau-Rosen. Waldman began his tenure in November / 2022, with DeVeau-Rosen joining TRT in February / 2023.
About the Theater
Recognized as one of the top ten regional theaters in the nation by USA Today (June 2019). Two River Theater is committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the country’s leading artists.
Building future theater artists and audiences.
We believe that arts education promotes two central goals: supporting the artist within each student and building future audiences. Find out more about all of our education programs here.
Students ages 12-17 can stretch their artistic muscles this summer and create a show in just one week! Sign up now for Summer 2023!
ART OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: SUMMER STUDIO
The ART of Social Justice is a dynamic educator-focused collaboration that meets the moment—with social justice at the forefront.
Introduce your students to professional world-class theater, with student matinees available for almost every performance and a variety of grade levels.
News & Updates
Playbill: Two River Theater Will Stage Hair, Kate Hamill's The Scarlet Letter, August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, More in Upcoming Season
TheaterMania: Two Sisters and a Piano at Two River Theater Announces Casting
The Monmouth Journal: Two River Theater Announces Entertainment For May 13 Gala
NJArts.net: Two River Theater in Red Bank presents a boldly reimagined ‘Romeo and Juliet’
SUPPORT OUR SEASON
The 2022/23 Season celebrates the transformative power of art to provoke and stimulate, to make us laugh and rejoice, to help us grieve and heal, but mostly to bring us together to affirm our common humanity. Your gift supports our productions and programs this season.
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Two River Theater is proud to be recognized for its leadership in making its programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
To view our space in detail, in advance of your visit, please view our virtual tour, created in partnership with Google.