(Long Branch, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to announce the New Jersey Premiere of "middlemen", written by David Jenkins and directed by Marc Geller, on November 7 through December 8, 2013 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch.
from the headlines, this highly topical play deals with the cynicism
and corruption that has come to characterize our financial institutions
and Wall Street. Amid the drone of industrial air conditioning and the
buzz of fluorescent lights, middle manager Stan and fiscal analyst
Michael toil away on an exhaustive annual report in their desolate
sixty-floor office tower. One-by-one, their co-workers have
mysteriously disappeared, but neither really seems to care about
anything, except that no one bought milk for their break-room and one of
them may have been responsible for the collapse of Bolivia.
Jenkins is a New York based playwright and founding member/Artistic
Director of Human Animals. His plays have been shortlisted for the
O'Neill, P73 and developed by the Lark Theater and IRT, and EST. His
first play, "middlemen", was produced in New York to critical acclaim,
translated into Belarusian by the Belrus Free Theatre, and premiered in
Santiago, Chile in the spring of 2011. After its run at NJ Rep, it will
be presented at the Oslo International Theater in Norway in 2014. His
play "Post Office" was named one of "The Top Ten Off-Off Broadway
Productions of 2011" by the late Tom Murrin of "Paper Magazine". As an
actor, he has worked on stages throughout the country, including San
Francisco's ACT and Yale Rep. He holds an MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting
Program. David's plays include: "middlemen", "Small Claims", "Post
Office", "Laissez-Faire" and the forthcoming "Pinewood". He was a
finalist for Page 73's 2013 Fellowship and recently taught a scene study
class at New York State's Fishkill Correctional Facility with
Rehabilitation through the Arts.
David Friedlander ("Michael
Aaronson") will be making his first appearance with New Jersey Repertory
Company in "middlemen". His previous regional theater credits include
"Stones in His Pockets" (The Majestic Theater, MA), "Twelfth Night"
(Mountain Playhouse, PA), "Amadeus", "The Little Prince", "Stones in His
Pockets", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Cyrano de Bergerac" (PlayMakers
Repertory Company, NC).
Duncan Rogers ("Stanley Cahill") is a
founding company member of NJ Rep and originated the role of Tim Grant
in "Naked by the River" and participated in the company's first script
in hand reading in 1998. Other roles include: Sidney Brustein in "The
Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window", Mark in "Still Life" and Sterling in
"Mauritius" with The Women's Theater Company and over a dozen
productions at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, NJ. Off Broadway
credits include: "The Wild Duck" and "Little Eyolf" at the Century
Center for the Performing Arts, and productions at the Connolly Theater,
the Sanford Meisner Theater, and Theater for the New City.
Geller most recently directed the world premieres of "Noir" and "Donna
Orbits the Moon" for NJ Rep. Other directing credits include:
"Two-Headed" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, "Souvenir" at
StageWorks/Hudson and the world premieres of the Off-Broadway shows
"Ascension" (Lion Theatre), "Acts of Love" (Kirk Theatre) and "Adjoining
Trances" (Beckett Theatre) in New York City.
Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and
Sundays at 2:00 pm November 7-December 8. Special reduced price previews
are on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 at 2:00 pm and 8:00
pm, and Saturday, November 9 at 3:00 pm. Opening night followed by a
reception is Saturday, November 9 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.
Contact the NJ Rep Box Office at 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org to reserve your seats online.
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 Darien Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable 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.