Local filmmaker has a new short in a film festival

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield resident has had a short film of his accepted for admission to the 15th annual Garden State Film Festival, in Atlantic City. The film is by Brian Parks who wrote, directed and acts in “Narrow and Wide,” a 10-minute short. “I did it with a friend,” Parks said recently. “It is […]

One-act plays take the Maplewood stage in ‘Kabaret’

Kaleidoscope Kabaret offers the best one-act plays in NJ

One-act plays take the Maplewood stage in ‘Kabaret’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Theater Project, the New Jersey-based theater company that produces its mainstage shows in Maplewood, will hold its annual “Kaleidoscope Kabaret” of one-act plays at the Burgdorff Cultural Center from Feb. 24 through 26. This year’s event features the debut of five plays written by members of the Theater Project’s Playwrights Workshop, […]

Classic Film Festival returns to WO with impressive range

Black Maria Film Festival to stop in West Orange on Feb. 19

Classic Film Festival returns to WO with impressive range

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Film buffs once again have the chance to see some of their favorite films on the big screen with the launch of the West Orange Film Society’s 12th annual Classic Film Festival, which will run every Sunday at the Essex Green AMC Theater through March 12. This year’s schedule boasts several […]

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

Review: Strollers production of ‘Cole’ is downright de-lovely

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Strollers theater group couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 85th season than with its staged production of “Cole,” a musical revue celebrating the life and work of Cole Porter, the renowned composer and lyricist whose songs are still performed on Broadway, more than 50 years after his death. […]

Students speak of everyday racism at CHS

Following district incidents on social media, high school students spoke out during BOE meeting

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This month, the South Orange-Maplewood community was shocked by acts of racism and anti-Semitism on social media from local students. In response, several students and teachers spoke out at the May 12 Board of Education reorganization meeting, proposing ways to rectify the situation and begging the school district to […]

CHS actors to perform in Scotland — hopefully

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Parnassian Society is seeking to raise $45,000 by the end of June so it can attend the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, which brings people from all over the world to Scotland for three weeks of theater, comedy, dance and a […]

BHS Thespian Society to present play this weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society will present the play “Almost Maine” in performances tonight, tomorrow and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. A comedy written by John Cariani, “Almost, Maine” had its off-Broadway premier in 2006. According to Brandon Doemling, BHS drama teacher and director of the school production, it is currently the […]