Evie's Waltz to Make NJ Premiere, With Gallo, Kelley and Kenny, June 18

News   Evie's Waltz to Make NJ Premiere, With Gallo, Kelley and Kenny, June 18 Carter W. Lewis' comic thriller, Evie's Waltz, about parents of a troubled teen, will make its New Jersey premiere June 18-July 26 at The New Jersey Repertory Company's home in Long Branch.

In this new production of the play previously seen at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Magic Theatre, "Clay and Gloria Matthews are living every parents' nightmare. Their son Danny and his girlfriend Evie have been suspended from school. As they prepare a cordial barbeque in anticipation of a meeting with Evie's mother, they struggle to figure out how to deal with their difficult predicament. When Evie turns up instead of her mom the tables are turned. During the course of the afternoon, Gloria and Clay begin to realize how little they know about their son, and as secrets are revealed and pressures start to mount, their backyard picnic turns into an explosive, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse."

Directed by NJ Rep's artistic director SuzAnne Barabas, Evie's Waltz features Warren Kelley (Clay), Kate Kenney (Evie) and Andrea Gallo (Gloria).

Opening night is June 20.

The creative team includes set designer Jessica Parks; lighting designer Jill Nagle; costume designer Patricia E. Doherty; sound designer Merek Royce Press; technical director Quinn Stone; stage manager Rose Riccardi; and assistant stage manager Kelly Farrah.

Playwright Lewis is playwright-in-residence/lecturer at Washington University where he teaches playwriting and dramaturgy. Prior to that he was literary manager and playwright-in-residence for Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY, and was co-founder and resident playwright for Upstart Stage in Berkeley, CA. For tickets and additional information call (732) 229-3166, e-mail info@njrep.org or visit www.njrep.org.