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Newark Colleges Will Team Up To Perform World Premiere of "Numbers," Other Works This Fall

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The world premiere of a ripped-from-the-headlines Spanish drama will highlight the fall 2015 theater season for the Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program, a successful, decades-long theatrical partnership between Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  (See schedule below.) The combined talents of students and faculty at both Newark colleges also will be showcased in two other productions this fall.  The shows are offered at the unbeatable general admission price of $15.  All programs, dates and locations are subject to change.  Both Bradley Hall and Kupfrian Hall are handicapped-accessible.

Here is the fall 2015 schedule:

Rock and Roll by Tom Stoppard; directed by Dan Drew
The play centers on the significance of rock and roll in the emergence of the socialist movement in Eastern Bloc Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989.
Oct. 21, 22, 23, 24, 2015 @ 7 p.m.; Oct. 25, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.
Bradley Hall Theatre, Rutgers University-Newark, 110 Warren St., corner of Warren Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, third floor
General Admission:  $15; to purchase tickets online: http://runjitrockandroll.eventbrite.com

 

The World Premiere of a Spanish play, Numbers, by Mar Gómez Glez; translated by William Gregory; directed by Maria Aladren
A script straight from the headlines: A drama about a small fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that picks up the passengers of a stranded migrant boat.  Once they're on board it becomes clear that there's not enough food to handle the refugees, but no port will accept them, and a bureaucratic nightmare ensues.
Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5, 2015 @ 7 p.m.; Dec. 6, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.
Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
General Admission:  $15; to purchase tickets online: http://runjitnumbers.eventbrite.com

 

The Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program with NJIT Music Initiative and NJIT Honors College Presents: Concert String, Wind, and Jazz Ensembles
Performances by ensembles of NJIT students, staff, faculty, and guest artists.  ANYONE who plays an instrument can be a member of this ensemble.
Dec. 9, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m., Atrium in the Student Center, NJIT
Free Admission

 

Ticket reservations held up to 10 minutes before curtain: theatre@njit.edu

Media contact: Carla Capizzi, capizzi@rutgers.edu

Photo of the Jim Wise Theater from NJIT; photo of Mar Gomez Glez from the author's website