Tomorrow is the last day I am running the contest for two tickets to see “The School for Wives” at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Enter ASAP!!
Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and Two River Theater on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 28th at 8pm. There will be a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.
About the Show:
Molière’s classic comedy about a rich, middle-aged man named Arnolphe, whose plan to groom his innocent young ward into the “perfect” wife goes quickly awry. Can this pompous bachelor really be a match for rival suitors, inept servants, and the wit of his soon-to-be bride? This true classic, written by the master of French farce, is not to be missed!
- Robert Stanton (Arnolphe) is best known for his role as the father in the 1993 film Dennis the Menace. More recently, he has been seen in Orange Is the New Black.
- Also an actor, director Mark Wing-Davey has appeared in such cult classics as Absolutely Fabulous and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in his native England.
- This production will be set in France in the late 1950s, with a production design inspired by the films of Jean-Luc Godard and the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Dates: SEPTEMBER 13—OCTOBER 5, 2014
Address: 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ
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Official Press Release:
Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of Molière’s classic comedy The School for Wives, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur and directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, September 13 and continue through Sunday, October 5. The opening night performance is Friday, September 19 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Monmouth University.
Two River will open its season with Molière’s classic comedy about a rich, middle-aged bachelor named Arnolphe (Robert Stanton), whose plan to groom his innocent young ward (Phillipa Soo as Agnès) into the “perfect” wife suddenly goes awry. Can this pompous bachelor really be a match for a rival suitor (Korey Jackson as Horace), inept servants (real-life sister-and-brother Bree Elrod and Carson Elrod as Georgetteand Alain), and the wit of his soon-to-be bride? Rounding out the company of this French farce are Billy Eugene Jones (Chrysalde), Steven Rattazzi (Enrique/Notary), and Keith Reddin (Oronte).
Director Mark Wing-Davey’s production will be set in France in the late 1950s, with a production design inspired by the films of Jean-Luc Godard (one of the leaders of the French “New Wave” film movement) and the influential street photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Wing-Davey first came to prominence in the United States with his highly acclaimed 1992 production of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest at New York Theatre Workshop. Since then he has worked extensively in New York City for NYTW, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and The Public Theater. Also an actor, he has appeared in such cult classics as Absolutely Fabulous and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in his native England. He is Chair of Graduate Acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
The creative team includes scenic designer David Gallo; costume designer Emily Rebholz; lighting designer Michael Chybowski; composer/sound designer Brandon Wolcott; and wig designer Mary-Kay Yezerski-Bondoc. The fight direction is by UnkleDave’s Fight-House, the casting is by Heidi Griffith & Kate Murray, and the stage manager is James Latus.
“Director Mark Wing-Davey is a theatrical maverick,” says Artistic Director John Dias. “He is rigorous about language and text, but he brings a fresh and bold take to his productions of the classics—and his staging of The School for Wives is sure to be an adventure. He has assembled a company of masterful clowns who will revel in this French farceur’s brilliant silliness.”
Ticket prices range from $37 to $65, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.
Inside Two River
Inside Two River is a series of events specially curated for each Two River Theater production. For more information or to reserve seats, patrons should visit tworivertheater.org or call 732.345.1400.
Molière 101 with Artistic Director John Dias: Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Library
Ever wonder how American theater artists tackle the neo-classical fun of Molière’s plays? Artistic Director John Dias will explore how actors make his language accessible to audiences (there may even be a few rhyming couplets!) and discuss how directors and designers make choices about sets and costumes.
Open Rehearsal, Thursday, September 4 at 7:30pm in the Rechnitz Theater
Director Mark Wing-Davey and cast members from The School for Wives will explore select scenes from the play in this free event, which will be followed by dessert and coffee in the lobby.
Book Club: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman, Sunday, September 21 at 5:30pm in the Victoria Mastrobuono Library (following the 3pm performance)
Literary Manager Anika Chapin will lead a discussion of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Adelle Waldman’s 2013 novel about a man trying to find the perfect woman in contemporary Brooklyn.
Before Play and Lobby Display
Audiences will learn about Molière in Two River’s Before Play lecture series, which takes place 45 minutes prior to every performance, and Lobby Display.
Discussions with the cast and a member of Two River’s Artistic staff will take place on Wednesday, September 24 at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28 at 3pm; and Wednesday, October 1 at 1pm.
Working with Google, Two River has created and launched a virtual tour of its facility, which lives on Google Maps and tworivertheater.org. This virtual tour provides an additional level of support and benefit for patrons who use wheelchairs or require other assistance by allowing them to virtually come through the theater’s front doors and view the space in detail in advance of their visit.
An audio-described performance is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at 1pm, and an open-captioned performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 4 at 3pm. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $25 for patrons using these services. To reserve wheelchair-accessible seating or tickets to a performance listed above, patrons should call 732.345.1400 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, September 13 at 8pm
Sunday, September 14 at 3pm
Wednesday, September 17 at 1 pm and 7pm
Thursday, September 18 at 8pm
Friday, September 19 at 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, September 20 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
Wednesday, September 24 at 1pm and 7pm
Thursday, September 25 at 8pm
Friday, September 26 at 8pm
Saturday, September 27 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, September 28 at 3pm
Wednesday, October 1 at 1pm and 7pm
Thursday, October 2 at 10 am (student matinee) and 8pm
Friday, October 3 at 8pm
Saturday, October 4 at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, October 5 at 3pm
The lead production sponsor for The School for Wives is Monmouth University. Inside Two River is sponsored by The William T. Morris Foundation. The Before Play series is sponsored by Zager Fuchs, PC.
Two River Theater is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division within the Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Columbus Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Monmouth University, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, Wells Fargo, Investors Bank, Brookdale Community College, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, William T. Morris Foundation, Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and many other generous foundations, corporations and individuals.