PISCATAWAY, NJ—A contemporary drama set during that transitional period when the baby boomers yielded to Generation X, made its debut at the famed Actors Theater of Louisville.

Taking place in suburban New York, "Dinner with Friends" has no trouble bringing to the surface the trauma couples experience when their best friends decide it’s time to lawyer up and divide property.

Food writers Gabe and Karen are hosting another one of their dinners for Beth and Tom, but Tom is noticeably absent.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—John Glover, a longtime favorite actor of this reviewer was on his game in his performance as America’s 28th president, Woodrow Wilson.

Glover had no trouble taking his audience into the complex, and deteriorating mind of the ideological man who took the United States from a regional power to the dominant player on the world stage.

SOMERSET, NJ–Every now and again, a devotee of a particular art lets one slip by.

During the days of broadcast television, irritated Star Trek or I Love Lucy fans would often lament about that one episode they kept missing.

Such is the case with this reviewer when it came to Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds."

EDISON, NJ—There are some wonderfully written stage-works that, for some reason, even after they become films, remain under the theatrical radar.  Wendy Macleod’s ‘House of Yes’ is one of them.

Productions of The House of Yes remain far and few between.

It's Thanksgiving, some thirty years after the JFK assassination in the Pascal’s McLean, Virginia home, located around the corner from the Kennedy estate.

FRANKLIN, NJ—After sitting through Fearless Production’s rendering of Martin McDonagh’s Tony award winning The Pillowman, a play festooned with child maiming, child torture, child murder, patricide, matricide and of course fratricide, this reviewer, who hasn’t smoked in twenty years, needed a cigarette.

That need is not a complaint, it’s a compliment.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–This reviewer would be lying if he didn’t admit that when Kat, played by Valerie Vigoda, first entered the snow filled stage, he wasn’t’ sure what to expect

But not long after that moment, he realized he was in for a triumphant night of innovative musical theater.

Musicals tend to be larger than life spectacles with big ensemble casts, choruses, choreographed movements, and elaborate sets.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Theater is a collaborative art, requiring actors, a director and a tech crew to create a refined and finished work.

But theater also starts with a playwright and it’s his or her vision that drives a drama, comedy or tragedy into a cohesive stage work.  Nothing solidifies this concept more than Crossroads’ current production of Richard Wesley’s Autumn.

HOLMDEL, NJ—With many area theaters winding down their seasons, the Holmdel Theater Company, some twenty miles south of New Brunswick, is just starting theirs.

Confirming there is excellent theater in the Garden State year round, the somewhat countrified venue’s season kicks off with David Auburn’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning "Proof."

The drama's first public performance was at New Jersey’s own George Street Playhouse’s 1999 Next Stage New Play Festival.