The George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, much like other theaters in the United States, has shut its doors to paying customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the creativity. The playhouse has taken their act online for virtual productions, and their latest one is Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates starring Andréa Burns. Learn More
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Andrèa Burns sums up what she has just done by paraphrasing a Stephen Sondheim lyric: “We made a hat where there never was a hat.” By that, she means that she and the George Street Playhouse team have created a show for a pandemic audience in a form that has few if any precedents and no real definition. Learn More
How do you put on a play when a theater is closed? New Brunswick-based George Street Playhouse found a way to keep it all in the family and produce a comedy that will be available for streaming. The play "Bad Dates," which was written by Theresa Rebeck, is a solo show about a divorced woman struggling to find a new love. Learn More
In the novel Midwives by Chris Bohjalian, the character of Sibyl faces a devastating incident in the middle of a snowstorm while she’s helping another woman give birth. What was supposed to be a routine at-home pregnancy turns into a high-stakes situation that finds the midwife making a difficult decision to save the baby’s life. Learn More