A woman with no past collides with three men who have no future in the world premiere of Vincent Sessa's surreal drama, The Girl With the High Rouge, by the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, NJ, July 27-Aug. 20.
The play is set aboard a sailing vessel bound for nowhere, according to production notes. Two brothers and their seafaring father wake one day to find a strange woman, face-down, on deck. They -- and she -- have no idea who she is or how she got there.
Liz Zazzi stars as "Piper," the lady without a past. Lenny Bart and Ken Wiesinger play brothers Gabriel and Ryan, who are "opposites in life and on ship." Barney Fitzpatrick is Captain Lob, the father and master of the ship.
New York playwright Sessa, is the author of a number of plays "that evoke the condition of humanity through personal, often political struggle," according to a statement. His plays have been read at various theatres on the East Coast and three works received showcase productions.
Designers for the atmospheric production are Andy Hall (set), Jason Kankel (lighting), Patricia E. Doherty (costumes) and Merek Royce Press (sound). Official opening is July 28 (after one preview) at NJ Rep's Lumia Theatre, 179 Broadway, in Long Branch, NJ.
Tickets are $25. For information call (732) 229-3166, or visit the web site at www.njrep.org.
-- By Kenneth Jones