ONSTAGE DEC 7 – 10
Bill Irwin On Beckett
Bill Irwin can’t escape Samuel Beckett. He has spent a lifetime captivated by the Irish writer’s language. In this intimate 90-minute evening, Irwin will explore a performer’s relationship to Beckett, mining the physical and verbal skills acquired in his years as a master clown and Tony Award-winning actor.
Join us for a FREE festive celebration of art, community, friends, and music outside on our Plaza and indoors in the Lobby. There'll be live music, local vendors, and artisans with all the independently-made goods to help check off your gift list: hot cocoa (of course), crafts and activities for kids, and some of our Red Bank community partners with information and resources to share.
Jazz Arts: Holiday Spirits Featuring Paquito D'Rivera
14-time Grammy Award Winner Paquito D’Rivera headlines Jazz Arts Project’s annual “Holiday Spirits” Concert Event. D’Rivera has over 30 solo albums and was named a “Jazz Master” by the NEA, America’s highest honor in jazz.
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.
EQUITY & ACCESSIBILITY
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.