Summer 2018: PST's 49th Season
We are proud to announce that our last season won the 2018 JerseyArts.com People's Choice Award for “Best Small Theater” and we look forward to continuing in PST’s proud tradition of bringing excellent theater to our community!
This summer's season explores self-discovery, as seen through critical turning points in our characters' lives. Whether facing graduation, an unexpected diagnosis, middle age, or a scandal, the challenges these characters face test them and help each one find out what truly matters. With four brilliant takes on responding to adversity and change, these plays push us to closely examine our lives, to dream big, and to fight for those we care about.
by Jonathan Larson June 21st-24th, June 27th-July 1st, and July 5th-8th
Directed by Victoria Davidjohn
From the genius mind behind Rent, "Tick, Tick…Boom!" tells the autobiographical story of a composer searching for his big break. Fueled by Jonathan Larson’s brilliant rock and pop score, this intimate show pulls back the curtain on the man whose breakthrough would change American musical theater forever in an inspiring appeal to follow your dreams.
Uncommon Women and Others
by Wendy Wasserstein July 12th-15th and July 18th-22nd
Directed by Daniel Krane
Wendy Wasserstein’s watershed debut play follows a group of graduates from Mount Holyoke College at the dawn of second-wave feminism as they make new friendships, fall in and out of love, and imagine a brighter future for themselves. This comedy tackles what it means to dare to be an Uncommon Woman in a world that constantly tells women to accept less.
The Children's Hour
by Lillian Hellman July 26th-29th and August 1st-5th
Directed by Maeli Goren
In "The Children’s Hour," one child's lie throws a girls’ boarding school into chaos. This fiery American classic by Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes) depicts a world where rules are rigid, rumors fly faster than truth, and the hint of scandal is enough to bring two schoolteachers’ lives crashing down.
The Baltimore Waltz
by Paula Vogel August 9th-12th and August 15th-19th
Directed by Nico Krell
"The Baltimore Waltz" follows Anna and Carl through Europe on a film-noir inspired trip, filled with mysterious detectives, devious doctors, and alluring men as they search for a cure for Anna’s disease. This comedic fantasy, written by Paula Vogel in response to the AIDS crisis, is a fierce portrait of two siblings’ love and a call to live life to the fullest.
Our annual Children's Show!
Greetings from Mars
by Annika Bennett July 6th-28th Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 11am Directed by Daniel Krane
Following last year's successful "Amelia Earhart Forever," Princeton Summer Theater is happy to be presenting another original children's show.
For Mars Peculiarity Rover, life on Mars consists of cataloguing rocks and transmitting back to an Earth that feels further and further away all the time - but everything changes the day a star falls and an alien star-catcher comes chasing after it. This romp through the solar system is a playful exploration of scientific discovery, dogs in space, and how friendships can transform even a lonely red planet.
After each performance, actors will come out to meet with children, sign their programs, and talk about their characters and the play.