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Rapture, Blister, Burn

Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths after grad school. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. When Rapture, Blister, Burn played at Playwrights Horizons in 2012 The New York Times called it an “intensely smart, immensely funny new play.” (New Jersey premiere)

April 16 - May 3, 2015
Rapture, Blister, Burn poster

To keep up with all that's happening at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre:

Rapture, Blister, Burn

April 16 - May 3, 2015


  • PRICE: $35 adults, $30 seniors 65+, $30 students 25- buy in advance; no fees!

  • LOCATION: Oakes Center • 120 Morris Avenue • Summit, NJ 07901. Directions.


Thursday, April 16: 8pm

Friday, April 17: 8pm

Saturday, April 18: 8pm

Sunday, April 19: 2pm


Thursday, April 23: 8pm

Friday, April 24: 8pm

Saturday, April 25: 8pm

Sunday, April 26: 2pm


Thursday, April 30: 8pm

Friday, May 1: 8pm

Saturday, May 2 : 8pm

Sunday, May 3: 2pm





April 16

Preview performance, all seats $20
April 17

Opening night, post-show reception
April 19

Senior Sunday,

free post-show talkback

April 26

Free post-show talkback

Cast & Creative Team


Nicole Callender*†

Harry Patrick Christian*†
Laura Ekstrand*†
Noreen Farley*
Jessica O'Hara-Baker*†


Director: David Christopher


Stage manager: Amy Hadam†

Assistant Stage Manager: Kevin Gilbert

Scenic designer: Bridget Santaniello

Lighting designer: Zach Pizza

Sound designer: Jeff Knapp

Costume designer: Laura Ekstrand

Playwright: Gina Gionfriddo


* member of the Dreamcatcher ensemble


member of  Actors' Equity

Cast of Rapture, Blister, Burn
Laura Ekstrand as Catherine and Harry Patrick Christian as Don.

Laura Ekstrand as Catherine and Harry Patrick Christian as Don.

A “smart…absorbing play.”

 Ken Jaworowski, New York Times

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For the first two weekends, from April 16 through April 26 except the 25th,
assistive listening equipment will be available for patrons with hearing loss.

The FM headsets amplify the onstage dialogue for audience members seated anywhere in the theatre.


On Saturday, April 25 at 8 pm, audio description will be provided for the performance. Audience members with vision loss will hear the physical action of the performers described throughout the show via FM headsets.

Advance notice is requested for any of these services so that the correct number of devices can be made available. Please call 908-514-9654 or email to indicate interest.

“The Dreamcatcher Rep ensemble meshes so seamlessly and appears so comfortable with each other that the relationships they portray are always natural and convincing.”

Ruth Ross, NJ Arts Maven

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“Rapture, Blister, Burn is a smart and entertaining melodramatic comedy for the post feminist era.”

Bob Rendell, Talkin' Broadway

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