Theater review: Hearing about Malawi in ‘Pirira’

David Gow shines in J.Stephen Brantley's play "Pirira," set simultaneously in Malawi and NYC, but its stories are more told than dramatized.

Theater review: ‘The Color Purple’ offers a hymn of praise

"The Color Purple," which opens Paper Mill Playhouse's 2018-2019 season, is a song of praise. The show runs through Oct. 21.

At Luna Stage, Ari Laura Kreith engages community

Without losing Luna Stage's current audience, new Artistic Director Ari Laura Keith of Montclair aims to bring in locals who may never have entered its doors.

Theater review: Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ will haunt you

The 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Buried Child," by Sam Shepard, who died last year, feels clear, and full of grief, at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Culture in brief: ‘Pirira’ opens Luna Stage 2018-2019 season

“Pirira,” by J.Stephen Brantley, opens the 2018-2019 season of Luna Stage, on Oct. 4. It will be directed by Montclairite Ari Laura Kreith,

Montclair High’s SVPA changes lives

Most high schools have plays. Montclair High's School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) offers experiences that change lives.
Montclair Theater Project

Montclair Theater Project: Summer stock, meet pop up

Montclair Theater Project, a new initiative, aims to blend summer stock and pop up events and give SVPA alums a chance to work professionally.

#TimesUp at ‘Measure for Measure’

The play is centuries old. Its story? Hashtag-timely.
Buzz Aldrin

Theater review: ‘Second Man,’ about Buzz Aldrin, is earthbound

A song cycle about Buzz Aldrin, "1969: The Second Man" doesn't reach the stars.

Culture in brief: auditions, Neil Simon play at NLT

A play by Neil Simon, and auditions for "The Heiress," will take place next week at Nutley Little Theatre. Nutley Little Theatre will hold auditions for “The Heiress,” by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, on Saturday,...