A New Comedy By Laurel Ollstein
At New Jersey Repertory Company
Performances Begin December 13, 2012,
Opening December 15, 2012
World Premiere comedy about love, sex, heritage, and letting go
LONG BRANCH – The New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present the World Premiere of Esther’s Moustache by Laurel Ollstein. Esther’s Moustache will begin preview performances on Thursday, December 13, 2012 and will celebrate its opening night on Saturday, December 15 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), running through Sunday, January 13, 2013. Tickets are $40 ($35 during previews and $60 on opening night – with reception) and can be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or by visiting www.njrep.org.
Life starts to get complicated for comic artist, Maddie Sternberg, when her grandmother Esther pops up uninvited with a trunk full of family photos and warm potato latkes. When Maddie falls for a hot messenger guy who just happens to be German, things get even more surreal in this darkly comic play about love, sex, heritage and letting go.
The talented cast of Esther’s Moustache includes Burt Grinstead, Uma Incrocci, Catherine LeFrere, and Jim Shankman.
The production design team includes Laurel Ollstein (Director) Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia E. Doherty (Costume Design), David Cruse (Technical Director) and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).
Written by Laurel Ollstein
New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ)
Previews: December 13-December 15 , 2012
Preview week schedule: Thursday 2pm & 8PM, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3PM
Opening with Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8PM
Regular Performance Schedule through January 13, 2013:
Thursday – Friday 8PM; Saturday 3PM & 8PM, Sunday 2PM
Tickets are $40 ($35 during previews, $60 opening night with reception)
Discounts are available for seniors (65+), students (full-time 13-25) and groups of 10+
Tickets are available at www.njrep.org or by calling 732-229-3166
Discounts and coupons not valid on Saturday nights
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Laurel Ollstein (Playwright)
Laurel is an award winning playwright who made the transition from actress to writer with her one-woman play about Dorothy Parker - Laughter, Hope and a Sock in the Eye, nominated for Best One Person show by the LA Weekly and most recently produced by the Theatre/Drama Committee of the National Arts Club, in NYC. Laurel was an original member of Tim Robbins' award winning theatre company The Actors' Gang. She co-wrote the book for Opa! The Musical nominated for 14 awards at the midtown theatre festival in NYC. Her critically acclaimed play Showing Our Age - supported by an NEA grant - was produced in Los Angeles at (Inside) the Ford Theatre. Other plays produced around the country include: Anatomy of A Brain Injury, Bias Cut, Insomniac, Pot Roast, Cheese, Blackwell’s Corner, The Dark Ages, and Dorothy Parker is in the Bath. Laurel received the Faith Broome Playwright in Residence for 2012 at the University of Oklahoma where her new play, They Promised Her the Moon, based on the true story of Jerrie Cobb, was produced.
NJ Rep (Producer)
New Jersey Rep has been producing new works for sixteen seasons and many of the plays introduced by the theater have been subsequently produced by other theaters throughout the U.S. For its contributions to the American stage New Jersey Rep was recently awarded the 2012 National Theatre Company Award by the American Theatre Wing, creator of the Tony awards. Esther’s Moustache marks its eighty-sixth production. Support for New Jersey Rep is provided in part by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, JENNJOE Fund, Investors Savings Bank Foundation, OceanFirst Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, Actors Equity Foundation, National New Play Network, ERBA Company, Hickory Foundation, The Community Foundation of New Jersey, The Jewish Communal Fund, Springpoint Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Baumol Family Foundation, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, the American Theatre Wing, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.