It's a Case of Love and Murder in NJ Rep World Premiere April 12-May 6 | Playbill

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News It's a Case of Love and Murder in NJ Rep World Premiere April 12-May 6 New Jersey Repertory Company, continuing its commitment to new works, will offer the world premiere of Arthur Giron's murder mystery, Love and Murder, April 12-May 6 in Long Branch, NJ.

Peter Bennett will direct a cast that includes Dan Domingues, John FitzGibbon, Guenia Lemos and Liz Zazzi.

According to NJ Rep notes, "There's more duplicity than meets the eye as lives hang in the balance in this serio-comic murder mystery set in an isolated upstate New York border town. Love and Murder follows the lives of Dr. Tuttle (FitzGibbon), the most prominent member of a community still stuck in the 1950s, and that of his wife, Tex (Zazzi), an aspiring singer. Their relationship appears to be stable on the surface but dark passions and frustrations seethe beneath, ready to be unleashed at any moment. The catalysts for the inevitable crisis are Helen (Lemos), the couple's illegal South American maid, for whom Tuttle harbors a repressed desire, and Blackie (Domingues), a Cree Indian policeman with a dark past."

Playwright and educator Giron penned Edith Stein; Becoming Memories (Los Angeles Critics' Drama Logue Award); The Coffee Trees, inspired by The Cherry Orchard; Memories of Our Women, about second generation Latinos; and The Golden Guitar, a bilingual opera commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He is a founding member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Flight, his play about the Wright Brothers when they were children, recently completed a national tour of 120 cities.

Giron was head of the graduate playwriting program at Carnegie Mellon University (where he was given the Hornbostel Award in Teaching Excellence). Since then, he has held workshops all over the country.

NJ Rep presents at the Lumia Theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Performances play Thursdays, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Opening is April 14. For reservations and additional information call (732) 229-3166 or visit

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