Due to complications from Hurricane Sandy, Premiere Stages has cancelled all performances of Liberty Live for November 1st-November 4th. The theatre hopes to reschedule the performances and present Talking to Westfield at a future date and will release updated information as soon as it becomes available. Any patrons with questions regarding tickets or adjusted show dates should call 908-737-4092 for further details.
Premiere Stages looks forward to sharing this exciting project in the near future and continuing to support our community in rebuilding from the storm.
Premiere Stages' Liberty Live, a new producing partnership with the Liberty Hall Museum, located on the campus of Kean University, dramatizes and celebrates the history that helped to make New Jersey what it is today. The event features a professional production of a new play about New Jersey, a tour of the Museum grounds and interactive programming and displays. The 2012 event was set to focus on Westfield and take place at the Liberty Hall Museum Carriage House.
Liberty Live features the world premiere of the family-friendly Talking to Westfield. In this engaging new play, Trevor and his father visit the Westfield Museum. After setting out on his own into the living history Museum area, Trevor finds himself thrust into the past where, along with Westfield’s most famous historical figures, he makes history. Literally! Talking to Westfield is written by award-winning playwright, EM Lewis. Her play, Song of Extinction, won the 2009 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and her drama Heads was awarded the 2008 Primus prize. A 2010 Hodder Fellowship in playwriting at Princeton University brought her to the Garden State.
The Liberty Live project is part of the Premiere Stages Play Festival, which is dedicated to the development of emerging dramatists in the region. Each year, Premiere Stages commissions a one-act script from a New Jersey playwright that explores the history of a city or township located in New Jersey.
For more information, visit www.kean.edu/premierestages.