NJ Rep World Premiere, October 1962, Addresses Fear in the Age of Anxiety

News   NJ Rep World Premiere, October 1962, Addresses Fear in the Age of Anxiety
The New Jersey Repertory Company, the Long Branch, NJ, troupe committed to new works, will present the world premiere drama, October 1962 by D.W. Gregory Jan. 4-28, 2007.

Directed by Matthew Arbour, the play features James Patrick Earley, Kittson O'Neill, Jenny Vallancourt and Juliet Kapanjie.

"Set during the Cuban missile crisis, an ordinary middle-American town is turned upside down when a convicted murderer is released and returns home," according to NJ Rep. "Despite the community's concerns, David Timmons (Earley), an upstanding citizen, takes the young man under his wing by giving him a job. His wife, Laura (O'Neill), is afraid that this act of goodwill will have repercussions with their neighbors. She is also concerned for the safety of her sheltered young daughters, Jean (Vallancourt) and Nan (Kapanjie), who are curious about the mysterious young man seen riding around town on a motorcycle. …The play is a classic exploration of what happens when fear tears a community apart."

Performances play the Lumia Theatre, 179 Broadway.

Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Specially priced previews are available on Thursday and Friday Jan. 4 and 5 at 2 PM and 8 PM. Opening night is Jan. 6 at 8 PM.

Tickets are $35 with discounts available to students, seniors, groups and through subscriptions. Previews are $25; opening night with reception is $40. For additional information and reservations call (732) 229-3166 or visit www.njep.org. Online ticketing is available.

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