There is always something happening at The First Avenue Playhouse!

In April  -

 

 

 

 

 "All my Raisins in the Son"

(female version

of)

"Teachers' Lounge"

 

 

by John Twomey

           

 

 

 

Directed by

Leslie Hochman

It’s September once again at Lincoln High School and Nora O’Reilley is determined not to be defeated by disillusionment.  That’s no easy task in the English Department’s teachers’ lounge, occupied by a motley staff of burnouts, survivors and connivers.  Then in walks Victoria Turner: Nora’s former star student and valedictorian. Victoria has been hired as the new English teacher to replace Susan Wagner who, to the utter dismay, disbelief and resentment of the other teachers in the department, has been elevated to Assistant Principal.  Nora and Victoria battle the inanity of the school system as well as the cynicism, despair and personal agendas of their colleagues. 

In May  -

 

 

 

"Stocks and Blondes"

 

by Joe Simonelli       .

 

 

Directed by

Dave McGrath

 

The fast pace of Wall Street is broadly parodied in this fast paced comedy where rapid fire repartee is the norm and the doors never stop slamming! Set in a small suburban brokerage office, things start to unravel when it is learned that top broker Jeff Hanson's best client, the nebish Herb Willy, is pulling his account. A big problem since this account generates most of the revenue for this office. When the rather unscrupulous manager Tom learns that Herb has a weakness for blondes, he hatches a plot to seek a femme fatale on him that will keep he and his account put. But who can they get to fill this tall order on short notice? How about Jeff's unfaithful and rather promiscuous fiance Myra! Throw into the mix, a pesky singing telegram messenger, a surprise office audit from the director of compliance, and a disgruntled female client with a score to settle and you have a hilarious dark comedy on your hands.

In June  -

 

 

"The Importance of

Being Ernest"

 

By Oscar Wilde      .

 

Directed by

Eric Hackler

This is the story of two pairs of lovers—Jack Worthing and Gwendolen Fairfax, and Algernon Moncrieff and Cecily Cardew. Each of the men leads a double life: Jack, who lives in the country with his ward Cecily, has invented an alter ego named Ernest for his life in town; Algernon has done similarly with his imaginary invalid friend Bunbury, who lives in the country. When the audience shortly learns that each of the young women absurdly wishes to marry a man named Ernest, the stage is set for farcical twists and turns. Over almost all the action presides Lady Bracknell, a woman with wit to spare and a discerning judgment regarding the credentials requisite for the proper marriage. When Jack and Algernon turn out to be brothers in the same respectable family as Lady Bracknell, the play can end happily and absurdly with the two marriages.

 

 


Curtain goes up at 8:30 evenings, 2:30 for Sunday Matinees
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Playhouse at
732-291-7552


 
General admission includes the show, dessert, coffee and tea with ice water and soft drinks offered at intermission.

 

 

 

 Sunday
General Admission - $22.00
Seniors - $18.00
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With your Entertainment coupon --
2 for $30.00

 

Friday
General Admission - $22.00
Seniors - $18.00
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With your Entertainment coupon --
2 for $30.00

 

Saturday
 
General Admission - $22.00
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Entertainment Book
promotions cannot be used for Saturday performances

 

 

 

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