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2024 Vivid Summer Solos

(Weekly Reading Series in July)

July 1, 10, 17, 24 @ 6:30PM

Visual Arts Center of NJ (on the lawn)

68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Bring a comfy lawn chair and your favorite snack
to enjoy a summer eve with us.

(Rain/Extreme Heat Location: Oakes Center)

Monday, July 1, 2024

A funeral parlor in a small Midwestern town is the setting for these three darkly funny and touching short plays. In Tell Tale, we enter the private thoughts of a respectable married mortician, lost in passion for a beautiful real estate broker who markets to the bereaved. In Thief of Tears, we meet Mac, the attractive daughter of an upper-class WASP family who frequents the Viper Room and steals jewelry from corpses. And in Thirteen Things about Ed Carpolotti, a newly widowed suburban matron finds her world crashing about her only to be rescued by love from beyond the grave.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

A one-woman mystery-thriller, the solo play Sandra is the story of a charismatic Brooklyn café owner who travels to Mexico to solve the disappearance of her closest friend. As she stumbles into a highly-charged erotic affair, she also finds herself in dangerous territory; a journey which ultimately leads to a complete transformation of her life. Sandra is part thriller, part love story, part journey of self-discovery, as this captivating woman ventures out of the safety of her life into the unknown.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Everything 44-year-old Alice thought she knew is turned upside-down when an emergency CAT scan reveals that she’s six months pregnant. A dark comedy performed by one actress playing forty roles, Alice faces the most wrenching decision a woman can make, in her odyssey through doubt, a broken health-care system, the complexities of reproductive rights, and the infinite unpredictability of parenthood. An O’Neill finalist and Jane Chambers Award Honorable Mention, What I Thought I Knew is adapted from Cohen's acclaimed memoir—winner of Oprah magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Elle Literary Grand Prize for Nonfiction.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Gina Femia is a playwright. William Shakespeare is a playwright, too - maybe you've heard of him? Through the lens of different Shakespeare plays, and juxtaposing him with the abusive relationships that defined her coming of age, Gina discusses how her experience with the Bard has shaped her origin story as a playwright.

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