World Premiere of "Wild Horses" by Allison Gregory at New Jersey Repertory Company
February 21, 2018
LONG BRANCH- New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Allison Gregory’s Wild Horses, Now thru March 25, 2018. For tickets visit njrep.org or call 732-229-3166.
Set in a Tastee-Freeze-turned karaoke bar in Anywhere, U.S.A. in 1996, the one-woman play is directed by SuzAnne Barabas, NJ Rep’s Artistic Director, and stars Estelle Bajou, who appeared last season in The Jag. Wild Horses is a coming-of-age story about a time when anything was possible, when the world was full of promise, young love was still a fantasy, and a group of 13 year-olds who recognize injustice can throw caution to the wind and take the initiative to act upon it. A savagely-funny play about a summer that changed an adolescent girl forever, told by her grown-up self. The pathos and hubris of her teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find one’s place in a complicated world — all come rushing at us as she takes us on the ride of her life.
Tickets to opening night show and reception are $60. All other tickets are $46. Premium seats (aisles and front row) are an additional $5.
Previews Thursday, Feb 22 and Friday, Feb 23. Runs February 22 - March 25, 2018
Pre-performance Karaoke begins 1/2 hour prior to show time.
Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.
Playwright, Allison Gregory’s plays have been produced throughout the country and have been nominated for multiple awards. Wild Horses is her second NNPN Rolling World Premiere. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatic Publishing, and Rain City Press. Theaters participating in the RWP of Wild Horses include Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), CenterStage Theater at the JCC (Rochester, NJ) The VORTEX (Austin, TX).
2018 SEASON OF PREMIERES
"Wild Horses" an NNPN World Premiere by Allison Gregory. Feb 22 - March 25, 2018. “Issei, He Say” a World Premiere by Chloé Hung. Winner of an Edgerton New Play Award. April 19 - May 20, 2018. "5 By Ferber" - May 29 - June 3, 2018 - A Special Event. “Mercy” a World Premiere by Adam Szymkowicz. June 14 - July 15, 2018. "Assisted Living" a new play by Michael Tucker - Aug 9 - Sept 9, 2018. Theatre Brut Festival of One-Act Plays - Sept 21 - Sept 30, 2018. - A Special Event. “Wolf at the Door” a World Premiere by Marisela Treviño Orta. Oct 18 - Nov 18, 2018.