New Jersey Premiere

Hannah

Sep 1 - 18, 2011
written by John J. Wooten
directed by Adam Immerwahr

Based on actual events, Hannah tells the story of freedom fighter and poet Hannah Senesh, who parachuted behind enemy lines during World War II to help Jews escape from Nazi occupied Hungary. The play is a moving and powerful portrayal of a young woman’s fearless commitment to making the world a better place.

Play Festival Winner

Follow Me to Nellie’s

July 14 - 31, 2011
written by Dominique Morisseau
directed by John J. Wooten

Follow the road to the infamous Nellie Jackson’s where a hopeless blues singer is looking for a way out, a brave freedom fighter is looking for a way in, and a house of women are looking for a new day. In 1955 Mississippi, during the reign of segregation, the price of attaining their dreams may cost them everything they have.

Play Festival Runner-Up

Egyptian Song

June 24 - 26, 2011
written by James Christy
directed by Michael Barakiva

A gifted young singer and her sensitive brother struggle to bridge social divides as they search for happiness and independence in a world where tradition comes first.

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