UNION, NJ - The Union Township Historical Society will be hosting The Theater Project of Union's production of "Black Lives/Blue Lives".
The Theater Project created Black Lives/Blue Lives, an interactive performance with a follow-up discussion. This original pair of one-act plays, written by two accomplished screenwriters, explores each side of the police/race dynamic and uses the performances as the basis for optional audience discussion facilitated by Dr. Sara Compion, Director of Kean University's Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and former Theater Project Executive Producer Daaimah Talley.
Black Lives was written by Steve Harper, whose credits include ABC's American Crime, the TNT drama Tell Me Your Secrets, USA Network’s Covert Affairs, and his original web series Send Me.
Blue Lives was adapted from Adam Plantinga’s non-fiction book, 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman, by Bill Mesce, Jr. Mesce’s credits include work on Brian DePalma’s Blow Out, a trilogy of WW II novels, his play A Jersey Cantata, and The Wild Bunch: The American Classic That Changed Westerns Forever.
The production will feature two contrasting monologues by Steve Harper and Bill Mesce Jr. The show is directed by Will Budnikov and performed by Lawrence James and Gary Martins.
The free event will be performed via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 pm. To register, click on: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ad-ICZLEQ3SPVi2YyQTtKA and fill out the form.
A Zoom link will be emailed from Mark Spina. (Check your spam/junk folder.)