Luna Stage kicks off 2018-2019 season with NJ premiere of ‘Pirira’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley’s award-winning play “Pirira,” directed by new Luna Stage Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York, the play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides. Inspired in […]

Upcycle, recycle and go green at the West Orange Arts Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council, in partnership with Luna Stage, presents “Upcycle, Recycle and Go Green Workshop and The Ocean Cleanup Viewing Party” on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. This multifaceted, interactive program is for all ages and includes […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater company in residence at Kean University, is presenting a new play by Glen Ridge resident Craig Garcia with performances beginning tonight as part of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival. Garcia’s plays have been given readings before, but this will be his first full-scale production. The production […]

Luna Stage announces its 2018-2019 season schedule

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage recently announced its 2018-2019 mainstage season, featuring four new plays: one world premiere and three regional premieres. The plays are set in locations around the world, each exploring the question of how people come together across cultural and social divides, according to a press release from Luna Stage. Luna’s […]

Jazz luminary to perform in benefit concert for Luna Stage

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride will headline a concert to benefit Luna Stage of West Orange on Friday, June 1, at the Montclair Women’s Club. This jazz luminary will be joined onstage by special guests. The program will include cocktails, dessert, a silent auction and dancing after the concert. Proceeds will […]

‘Art from the Heart’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council presents “Art from the Heart,” an exhibition of art fueled by passion, at the West Orange Arts Center, 551 Valley Road. The exhibit will be open during the WOAC’s Mother’s Day Shopping Boutique from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, […]

‘The Man in Room 306’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the final play in it’s 25th season, Luna Stage will present a revival of “The Man in Room 306,” Luna’s signature piece, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The play was written by Craig Alan Edwards and will star Jamil A.C. Mangan as […]

‘Walk the Valley’ with the 48-hour play project

WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Luna Theater’s “Walking the Valley: 48 Hours Play Project” on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theater festival that provides free and discounted theater events for all ages throughout the month […]