Spring Arts: The Theater List

Spring Arts: The Theater List

Amy Marcs
Amy Marcs

“Trying.” A play by Joanna McClelland Glass that tells the story of Francis Biddle, the U.S. attorney general under FDR and the primary American judge presiding over the Nuremberg Trials, as an 81-year-old trying to put his life in order while working on his memoir. Based on Glass’ real-life experience as Biddle’s secretary. March 13-April 8. George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, georgestreetplayhouse.org, 732-246-7717


Philip Goodwin plays Judge Francis Biddle in “Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass at George Street Playhouse.

“A Man and His Prostate.” A reading by Ed Asner of a comedic true story of a vacation to Italy that takes an unexpected turn. Tickets start at $25. March 24, 3 and 8 p.m. Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, upac.org, 732-499-9226


“Nice T!ts.” NYC-based writer and performer Amy Marcs’ critically acclaimed, one-woman reconstructive comedy. The performance is hosted by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS), YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center, and Sharsheret. $20; proceeds benefit JFCS and Breast Cancer Resource Center. March 27, 7 p.m. Hopewell Theater, Hopewell, jfcsonline.org, 609-987-8100


“In the Light of One Another.” A meditation on resistance drawn from the testimony of survivors. A play in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. $10 suggested donation. April 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Congregation B’nai Israel, Basking Ridge, cbibr.org, 908-204-1412, ext. 104


“Dancing at Lughnasa.” Brian Friel’s play about five unmarried sisters on the west coast of Ireland in 1936 won the 1992 Tony Award for Best New Play. April 14-May 13. Two River Theater, Red Bank, tworivertheater.org, 732-345-1400

Carly Zien plays Sarah in “Trying.”

“The Young King.” Based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, the play is a coming-of-age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership, and compassion. $25. April 20-22. Two River Theater, Red Bank, tworivertheater.org, 732-345-1400


“In Between.” A semi-autobiographical one-man show that portrays the complexities and contradictions inherent in Israeli-Palestinian identity. $5. June 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Freehold Jewish Center, Freehold, office@freeholdjc.org, 732-462-0254

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