Thanks to the continued loyalty of our amazing fans and supporters, this season—our seventeenth!—we are excited to announce three exciting plays on our mainstage. Historically we could only afford to produce two mainstage plays. But due to a banner award-winning and critically acclaimed season last year we can now present a third play.
On The Main Stage
Comedy, Cabaret & Readings
September 17 & April 14 — MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER is Dreamcatcher’s improv comedy troupe that acts out comedy sketches like those seen on the popular television show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Throughout the evening they use audience suggestions to shape the scenes that the actors instantly create onstage. The show is mostly family-friendly and makes for a fun an affordable night out.
December 2–3 — A VERY SPECIAL (HOLIDAY) SPECIAL is an all-original good old-fashioned holiday variety show in the style of traditional television holiday specials. While every year’s show is unique, the Very Special Special will typically include spoofs of holiday songs, comic sketches and improv, a reading or two, and lots of fun. It’s a Dreamcatcher annual tradition that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
May 9 & 23 — “MEET THE ARTIST” Series presents two new play readings each spring. The readings provide thought-provoking experiences that include the opportunity for audience discussion with the playwright, director and actors after the performance. It’s an entertaining evening that gives audiences a glimpse of the play development process as they provide valuable feedback to the creative teams.
July 27 — DREAMCATCHER JUNIOR is the kid-friendly final performance of our month-long Summer Theatre Conservatory, a theatre camp for students aged 10-17. This all-original family show always draws on the creativity of its young actors to shape the piece. Each year the youth company creates a one-of-a-kind show that ranges from fairy tale quest to Shakespeare adaptation to musical revue.
Dreamcatcher’s community outreach program, Open Theatre, takes live theatre off the Dreamcatcher stage and into venues across the state. Open Theatre brings cabaret shows to seniors in residential facilities, improv comedy classes to students at their schools, and staged readings to corporate retreats and private parties. Contact us to bring an Open Theatre performance to your event!
The most popular Open Theatre program is ASTONISHMENT, a scripted staged reading adapted from the writings of 90-year old author Jan Slepian’s musings about aging with humor and grace. Join our e-mail list (at right) to learn about upcoming public performances of Astonishment, or contact us about bringing Astonishment to your own venue.
Throughout the year Dreamcatcher offers internships for high school and college students, classes for teens and adults, and many volunteer opportunities. All of Dreamcatcher’s activities center on the collaborative nature of theatre and creating a comfortable environment for artists and audiences of all ages to explore and grow together. The company’s work is supported by grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and several other corporate and individual donors that believe in the power of the arts to bring people together and promote understanding between them.
DISCOUNTS: Season passes provide a substantial discount off our six individually ticketed performances. Groups of 10 or more recieve discounts scaled to the size of your group. Join our e-mail list to receive periodic discount codes good for advance sales. Plus, we charge no fees! The advertised price is the price you pay. And for our higher-priced mainstage plays we offer additional discounts for seniors & students.
FACILITY: Our theatre at The Baird is wheelchair accessible, and such access services as large print scripts, assistive listening devices, audio description and open captioning will be available by prior arrangement throughout the season. Performances are in the third-floor theatre at the Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079.
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