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Seriocomedy 'Things Being What They Are' Opens at Oakes Center Apr. 20

Jason Szamreta is among the cast of "Things Being What They Are," which runs April 20 - May 7.

SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey premiere of Wendy McLeod's "Things Being What They Are" will be brought to The Oakes Center stage by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre April 20 - May 7.

The 'seriocomedy' tells the story of Bill, who is anxiously awaits the arrival of his unfaithful wife at their new condo, and is visited by Jack, a divorced neighbor eager to share his wisdom about women, love and life. The play is a funny and wistful exploration of love, loss and masculinity and the needs that bring unlikely people together.

The production is directed by Laura Ekstrand and features Dreamcatcher ensemble members Clark Carmichael and Jason Szamreta.

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MacLeod’s play "The House of Yes" became an award-winning film starring Parker Posey, and was produced by many theaters around the country. Other plays include "Juvenilia" and "The Water Children," both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons and "Women in Jeopardy!," which premiered at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia.

"Things Being What They Are" performances are 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 are available by visiting or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

April 20 is a preview performance with all tickets $20. April 21 is opening night, followed by a reception with the cast. April 23 is Senior Sunday; seniors age 65+ pay $20. 'Talkbacks' follow the April 23 and 30 matinees.

The Oakes Center is located at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit.

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