January 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM
SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present the New Jersey premiere of Kate Fodor’s "Rx". This romantic comedy is fresh from its recent Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. "Rx" plays February 13 - March 2, with talkbacks following the February 16 and 23 matinees.
Satirical and entertaining, "Rx" takes on both the search for personal and professional fulfillment, and also the role of pharmaceuticals in our modern world. Meena used to be a poet, but is now an editor of Piggeries, American Cattle and Swine Magazine. To assuage her misery in her job, she participates in a drug trial for a new medication designed to increase job satisfaction. Will the new drug provide a shortcut to happiness, or will falling in love threaten to derail her journey to the peace of mind that she seeks?
Playwright Kate Fodor is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting. Her plays have been produced by Playwrights Horizons, Epic Theatre Ensemble, San Jose Repertory Theatre, London’s Courtyard Theatre, and Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre Company, among others. The play will be directed by Laura Ekstrand (Livingston), and will feature Noreen Farley (Clinton), Dave Maulbeck (Summit), Jessica O’Hara-Baker (New York), Janet Sales (Montclair) and Jason Szamreta (Rahway). The director and cast are all members of Dreamcatcher’s professional Resident Acting Company.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $20 - $35, with special rates for subscribers and groups, and can be purchased online at www.dreamcatcherrep.org, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800 / 838-3006. All tickets are $20 at the Thursday, February 13 preview performance, and seniors pay only $20 on advance purchases only on Senior Sunday, the February 16 matinee.
The Oakes Center is located at 120 Morris Avenue. Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre on Ashwood Avenue, and at the Summit Recreation Center on Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available by prior arrangement.