New Jersey Stage

Friday, July 26, 2013

NJ REP PRESENTS PREMIERE OF "SAVING KITTY"

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present the premiere of "Saving Kitty", a provocative new dramatic-comedy written by Marisa Smith, July 25 through August 25, 2013.

What happens when a daughter brings home a young man to meet her ultra-liberal Upper East Side parents for the first time and he turns out to be the antithesis of everything they stand for?
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" takes on a whole new meaning in this play starring Sarah Nealis as Kitty, Christian Pedersen as her fiance-to-be, John FitzGibbon as her unflappable father, and Judith Hawking as her mother, a former soap-opera actress who guards her home like a cornered lioness.


Directed by Evan Bergman , "Saving Kitty" won Best Play from Portland Stages' Clauder competition in 2010 and premiered at the Wellfleet Actors Harbor Theater in July, 2012.


Performances are Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm July 25-August 25. Special reduced price previews are on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 pm. Opening night with reception is Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 pm.


Tickets are $40; Previews are $35; Opening night with reception is $50. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. NJ Rep is a year-round, professional, non-profit theater located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch only minutes from the Jersey Shore. Free on-site parking is available and there is easy access from NJ Transit (North Jersey Coast Line) and Academy Buses.

For tickets, contact the Box Office at 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org to reserve your seats online. Follow NJ Rep on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Tumblr. For more information, contact Adele Sammarco, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 732-229-3166 ext. 105.


New Jersey Rep is a member of the National New Play Network, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, Theater Communications Group, and the Monmouth and Long Branch Arts Councils. Support for NJ Rep is provided in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the Stone Foundation of New Jersey, the Baumol Family Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, the Investors Foundation, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Jewish Communal Fund, the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Dramatists Guild Fund, Actors' Equity Foundation, ERBA Company, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the American Theatre Wing.

Photo credit: SuzAnne Barabas