Premiere Stages at Kean University launches the 2012 season with the staged reading of Tamarack House. In this new play, a compelling group of discarded misfits caught in the whirlpool of a fleeting American dream struggle to hold on to 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 of Tamarack House is 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 followed by a talk-back with the playwright.
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 in the Vaughn Eames Fine Arts Building located on Kean University’s main campus. Admission 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 in alternate formats are available with advanced notice.
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 given a full production through collaboration between Premiere Stages and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.
Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The Westfield Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The New Jersey Historical Commission, The National Science Foundation and through the generous support of individual patrons. For further information, call Premiere Stages at 908-737-4092 or visit the website at www.kean.edu/premierestages.