SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting the New Jersey premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place. This haunting drama appeared on Broadway last season, and earned Laurie Metcalf a Tony nominee for Best Actress. The Other Place plays Oct. 3 through 20, with talkbacks following the Oct. 6 and 13 matinees.
This psychologically complex play begins just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, and her life takes a disorienting turn. Through a series of tautly-written scenes with her husband, her doctor, her daughter and her former colleague, layers of yearning, regret and mourning are stripped away to reveal Juliana’s true heart and mind. As Juliana traces her memories and relationships back in time, mysteries pile up until the truth is revealed one devastating night.
White, whose newest play The Snow Geese will debut on Broadway this fall, is an award-winning writer whose plays have been produced across the country and in Europe. The play will be directed by Clark Carmichael (Montclair), and will feature Harry Patrick Christian (Montclair), Dave Maulbeck (Summit), Jessica O’Hara-Baker (New York City) and Harriett Trangucci (Summit). The director and cast are all members of Dreamcatcher’s professional Resident Acting Company.
The Other Place will run at Dreamcatcher from Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 20. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students, with special rates for subscribers and groups. Purchase tickets online at www.dreamcatcherrep.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. Seniors pay only $15 on advance purchases only on Senior Sunday, the October 6 matinee.
Performances are at The Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Ave. in Summit. Parking is available in the lot behind the theater on Ashwood Avenue and at the Summit Recreation Center on Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening devices for the hearing impaired and advance large print scripts are available by prior arrangement.
To purchase tickets or for information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s programs, visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit, 908-514-9654.