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9th Annual South Asian Theater Festival Staged at Crossroads

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—After the late August void, the area’s theater season is now in full swing.

On Saturday September 6, New Brunswick's Crossroads Theatre hosted the 9th annual South Asian Theater Festival.

Presented in conjunction with Epic Actor’s Workshop, this year’s focus was to bring to light the atrocities committed upon the multitudes of voiceless women of South Asia, and the challenges and conflicts South Asian women face assimilating into American Society and culture.

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Theatre Review: Bye Bye Birdie Flies High in Edison

EDISON, NJ–Between the Korean and Vietnam wars, back when one needed the assistance of an operator to make long distance calls came along a popular play known as "Bye Bye Birdie."

Apocryphally known by some as the anti-West Side Story, Strouse, Adams and Stewart’s parody about the drafting of Elvis Presley has become much more than that. It has rightfully earned its standing in the American musical theater.

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Theatre Review: Youth Theatre Company Stages “Gypsy” at Villagers

FRANKLIN, NJ—Sometimes things work out in one’s favor, like getting an email from a theater announcing a production after its season had concluded.

Assuming this was one of Villagers main-stage production, this reviewer and his wife found themselves at the Sunday matinee, pleasantly surprised to find not a main-stage production but rather one mounted by Teensvill, Villagers in-house youth company.

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Theatre Review: Fearless Productions Brings “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” to Edison

EDISON, NJ—At the Edison Valley Playhouse, Fearless Productions has mounted a production of "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," one of David Mamet’s earlier shock value works.

The original play concerns itself with four urban 1970's twenty-somethings, but this version has been re-worked in a more contemporary vein and set in present day.

This version replete with its signature colloquial dialogue and profanity that is far less shocking today than when the play first appeared in the mid-seventies, had a very talented cast.

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Theatre Review: All My Sons Staged in Freehold

FREEHOLD, NJ—Just because most of the local theaters have finished their 2013-14 season, doesn’t mean there still isn’t quality theatre close to Hub City.

About a half an hour down Route 18 in Freehold is Center Players.  A jewel box theater with a large following also happens to be one of the best-run non-equity theaters in New Jersey, from a business standpoint.

Directed by and starring Anthony Greco as Chris Keller, Arthur Miller’s tragedy All My Sons played to a full house.

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Sunset Boulevard Rises Over Roosevelt Park in Edison

EDISON, NJ—For decades, theater goers have waited for the return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s pop operetta redo of Billy Wilder’s classic drama of Hollywood’s underbelly.

Wrangled in legal ownership issues, cost overruns, a fired Patti LuPone, feuds, and being labeled one of Broadway’s flop hits, Sunset Boulevard’s non-equity rights were not available until recently.