Tuesday, Jun 18 | 7:00 PM | FREE EVENT

As one of our last festivities around this year’s 25th Anniversary Season, Two River Theater is putting together a special evening celebrating 25 years of great American theater. Brian Eckert will direct a reading highlighting scenes, monologues and songs from some of our favorite shows, performed by some of our favorite actors: Brittany Bellizeare, Jane Bruce, Philip Goodwin, Gabriel Diego Hernández, Charlie Hudson III, Flor De Liz Perez and Maureen Silliman. This event will be in the Rechnitz, free and open to the public, followed by a reception in the lobby.

PRIDE NIGHT ON THE PLAZA

Thursday, Jun 27 | 6:00 PM | PARTY: $10 

In celebration of Pride Month, we invite members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to join us for our annual Pride Night on the Plaza. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying special drag performances by NJ/NY queens. Then have the option to catch the 8:00 PM performance of Oo-Bla-Dee. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. $10 (in addition to the cost of a ticket if you attend the performance).

 

Featuring a Pour Night by Triumph Brewing Company!

Enjoy small bites and a sampling of beer from Restaurant Partner, Triumph Brewing Company.

Nina SimoneThursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM | FREE EVENT

Ma Rainey and Missy Elliott. Josephine Baker and Janelle Monáe. Lena Horne and Lauryn Hill. These incredible black women each revolutionized the music industry during their careers. Join Two River Theater’s literary manager for an exciting exploration into some of the Mothers of American music past and present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming Nicole

THE TRANSFORMATION OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY

By Amy Ellis Nutt

Monday, Mar 4 at 6:30 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt follows the story of the Maines family, whose lives change after they adopt identical twins and one comes out as transgender. Becoming Nicole is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding. In connection with our production of Theo, we will explore the intersection of gender, identity, and family.

 

 

Location: West Elm
Thursday, February 28 at 5PM

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen! Join us for another Pride Night taking place at West Elm (right up the street from Two River Theater!). You will have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones while learning about the art of drag and enjoying appetizers from West Side Eatery. We are thrilled to bring back 2018 Pride Night stars Lady Celestina and Rhedd Rhumm to guide us through the basics of Drag: from the history of the art form to performing with confidence. Joining them will be two other queens from their Asbury Park-based competition and drag mentoring program Fresh Face: E.LicksHer and Morrigan von Haunt. These two rising-star queens will share about their areas of expertise: hair and makeup. One lucky attendee will be chosen to serve as our model as we go through each step of becoming a Queen! Everybody say love!

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