Premiere Stages at Kean University launches the 2012 season with the staged reading of Tamarack House. This new play follows a compelling group of discarded misfits, caught in the whirlpool of a fleeting American dream, as they struggle to hold onto the stately boarding house that defines them.
The playwright is Michael Dowling, noted for his work with Atlantic Theatre Company’s New Works, a series which produces new, short plays by both established and emerging writers. Tamarack House is directed by Anders Cato, who has directed for George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick and The Royal Court. The cast features Yuval Boim, Gretchen Egolf, William Hill, Richard Kline, Larry Mitchell, Marcus Naylor, and Rik Walter.
The staged reading is a part of Premiere Stages’ Play Festival, a program that develops new plays by American authors. The Festival offers emerging artists the opportunity to hone their work in a supportive environment, and gives audiences a firsthand look at the birth of a new play. Each reading is also followed by a talk-back with the playwright. Previous staged readings include last season’s Egyptian Song by James Christy and Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan, which was subsequently co-produced by Premiere Stages and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.
Tamarack House plays from June 22 through June 24, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. in the Murphy Dunn Theatre located on Kean University’s main campus. Admission to the Staged Reading is free. Premiere Stages offers air-conditioned facilities and free parking close to the theatres. All Premiere Stages facilities are fully accessible spaces. Sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances are available, and patrons should call for information on these offerings. Large print programs are available at all times. Publications are available with advanced notice in alternate formats.
For further information, call Premiere Stages at 908-737-4092 or visit the website at www.kean.edu/premierestages.