SUMMIT, NJ - The Alliance Repertory Theatre Company will present the funny, thought-provoking love story “The Pavilion,” beginning January 8, and continuing through January 24, at MONDO.

The award-winning play by Craig Wright will be directed by Michael Driscoll, and include Erik Gaden as Peter, Sarah Kuhns as Kari, and Brad Howell as the Narrator. Set in a small-town during a 20th high school reunion, this story explores the sometimes overwhelming question of "What If?" What if we could go back in time and take another path? If only we had that second chance to make amends. 
 
“The Pavilion” shows how the dramas of ordinary lives are woven into the patchwork pattern of the universe. “It's a rare occasion to work on such a well-written script as The Pavilion,” said Driscoll, adding, "A play that makes you laugh, think, and have your emotions moved to tears is, to me at least, the perfect play and one that will warm your heart on a cold January day.”
 
 
Hailed by critics as an "Our Town for our time" this play is by turns poetic and comic, romantic and philosophical and in 2000 received a Pulitzer nomination. It was also nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play, and a 2005-06 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
 
“The Pavilion” runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with a Sunday dinner-theater package with Winberie's on January 24 at 7 p.m. There are also Thursday specials on January 14 and 21 at 8 p.m. featuring a buy one adult ticket and get a second at half price offer.
 
To reserve tickets -- priced at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students -- call 908-472-1502, or visit alliancerep.org.
 
MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue,