George Street Playhouse Season to Feature Works By Thorne, Sweet, Wright and Temperley

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Two new plays and two former Broadway offerings will be among the line-up for the 2006-2007 season at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ.

The new season at the New Jersey theatre will kick off Oct. 3 with Joan Vail Thorne's The Things You Least Expect. The play, which concerns "a woman who falls in love . . . with herself" will run through Oct. 29. Thorne is the author of The Exact Center of the Universe.

Stage and screen veteran Jack Klugman — of "The Odd Couple" fame — will star in The Value of Names, a work by Jeffrey Sweet. James Glossman will direct the play, which concerns a man who was blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. Value of Names will run Nov. 14-Dec. 10.

Doug Wright's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife will follow, playing the George Street Jan. 16, 2007-Feb. 11, 2007. Mark Nelson will star in the one-person play, which is based on the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, who survived both the Communist and Nazi regimes.

Souvenir, the Stephen Temperley play that focused on the life of the vocally challenged Florence Foster Jenkins, is scheduled to run at the New Jersey venue Feb. 27-March 25. Vivian Matalon, who helmed the Broadway production, will direct the George Street run.

A fifth production to be announced at a later date wlll run April 10-May 6. The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, NJ at 9 Livingston Avenue. Visit www.georgestplayhouse.org for more information.

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