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Falls Arts Preview: Passage Theatre Company’s 2019-20 Season

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Now in its 34th season, Passage Theatre Company produces dynamic and thought-provoking new plays for the diverse community in the heart of Trenton.

Here is a look into its 2019-20 Season

“Dauphin Island”
Oct. 10 – 27
Written by Jeffry Chastang
Directed by Amina Robinson

A tale of how two very different people are brought together in a twist of fate. When Selwyn’s car breaks down in the middle of the Alabama woods, he is relieved to find Kendra’s home tucked away beneath thetrees. Thrown together by circumstance and hiding from painful pasts, both Selwyn and Kendra learn what it means to find acceptance in a stranger.

“Sorta Rican” – Solo Flights series
Nov. 15 – 17
Written and performed by Miss Angelina

Miss Angelina is not your typical Latina.She’s half Puerto Rican, half Italian and totally Americanized. And her Spanish? No Bueno! Sorta Rican is her journey of coming to terms with her identity as a Latina. Weaving Hip Hop lyrics, Salsa steps and Caribbean beats throughout her tale, she learns a ton about Latino culture, but even more about herself.

“Mother (and me)” – Solo Flights series
March 20 – 22, 2020
Written and performed by Melinda Buckley

A fast- paced, humorous and heart-felt show, “Mother (and me)” uses the power of theater to bring people together around the issue of Alzheimer’s, and the struggles families face while caring for a loved one.

“A Twist of Water”
April 30 – May 17, 2020
Written by Caitlin Parrish
Directed by Michael Osinski

The season will conclude with “A Twist of Water.” In this show, Noah, a widowed history teacher, struggles to find hope in the wake of his husband’s death. When their adopted daughter Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah and Jira are forced to re-examine both their own identities and their relationship to each other. Set against the backdrop of Chicago, this poignant play explores the definition of family and the love we find when we allow ourselves to heal.

Performances at Passage Theatre are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. during the first weekend of a run, and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. during the second and third weekends. Tickets are $13 – $33 ($38 Saturday night). To purchase tickets, call 609-392-0766, or visit www.passagetheatre.org. The Mill Hill Playhouse is located at 205 E. Front Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street in Trenton, NJ. Free on-street parking.

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