Princeton Summer Theater (PST) is happy to invite Central Jersey residents to join us for our 2018 Season. We are proud to present performances of four riveting and extraordinary pieces of theatre, running from June 21st through August 19th at the Hamilton Murray Theater on Princeton University’s campus.
Since its founding in 1968, PST has been a fixture of the New Jersey theatre community providing patrons with high quality summer entertainment and artistry from some of the bright stars of tomorrow. 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, middle age, an unexpected diagnosis, 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. We are looking forward to you joining us this summer!
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.
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm
(New!) Select Wednesdays at 8pm
Our Annual Family Show!
By Annika Bennett
Family Show Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays at 11am, from July 6th-July 29th