Something More Than God by Gabrielle Perez

Orphaned as a baby, Emma Smith has spent her entire life under the watchful eye of Reverend Parson. After a terrible train accident, Theodore, becomes a guest of the Parson’s to heal from his injuries. Through their budding relationship, Emma sees Theodore as a way to break free from the restrictive life laid out in front of her. But Reverend Parson will not let her go easily. After discovering years of secrets, Emma must take control of her life, and realize she is the only one who can save herself.

May 26th 6:30pm

Keep It Light by Toby Inoue

Two sisters, Winnie and Tomi, try to reconnect after an estrangement when their mother becomes seriously ill.  Winnie is half African-American and a celebrity stand-up comedian, who has been cancelled.  Tomi is half Asian-American and an elementary school art teacher who stayed in her hometown. The sisters clean Mom’s house as they also try to accommodate Mom’s last wishes, including a comeback show for Winnie and a hospital wedding for Tomi.  Painful memories resurface as they sort through familiar objects from the past, and they try to make sense of familial love and its entanglement with racism and favoritism.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required.
From Friends of Speranza

Horseshoe Empire written by Margo Hammond
​​It’s 1928 in the Horseshoe slum of Jersey City, NJ and “No Irish Need Apply” Hungry to escape his low status, Teddy Devlin aligns himself with the city’s most infamous political boss, Mayor Frank Hague. While proud to be a part of the machine that empowers the Irish, Teddy struggles to accept the damage that it does to others. It’s the American way, but is it the right way?

This is an OUTDOOR EVENT. We offer folding chairs but patrons are welcome to bring their own comfy folding chairs, if they prefer. In the event of rain, the rain date is June 18 @ 6 P.M. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. 

Performance Dates: 
June 10 – 18

Museum of Jersey City History
298 Academy Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Horseshoe Empire tickets:  

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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