Previews April 22 at 2pm and 8pm;
Opening Night April 23
Runs through June 6
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets $30 - Discounts for Students, Seniors, Groups, Subscriptions
Mike Folie and the New Jersey Repertory Company have a surefire hit in
Folie's "Lemonade".... The four actors are brillian, with Faulk (Carl)
perhaps the brightest of the bright as a self-centered ladies man and blowhard
who gets exactly what he deserved. Benningfield, as the "Lemonade" wide-in-jeopardy
-- and one of the NJ Rep Company's leading ladies -- gets it just right
as the spurned but ultimately triumphant wife. Dorian (Betsy) gets everything
right too as the other woman, who winds up with better than she deserves.
And Masur, as Jim, expertly carried the weight of the noble man in an ignoble
situation. Director Evan Bergman brings a wealth of off-Broadway credits
to this sparkling, not to be missed production of "Lemonade."
The young cast projects a breezy likeability... This is especially true in
the case of Bruce Faulk as Carl. His breezy aggressiveness makes Faulk likeable
while rendering his Carl overly obnoxious. Quite a dichotomy here. Ben Masur
as Jim and Dana Benningfield as Jane are especially appealing and generate
a surprising amount of chemistry. Benningfield is an ideal Jane... Stephanie
Dorian captures the confidence, toughness, aggressive sexuality and neediness
of Betsy. It is an especially well nuanced performance. Director Evan Bergman
keeps everything moving along brightly and breezily. Jo Winiarski's handsome
all-purpose set provides several comfortable playing areas on two levels.
Patricia E. Doherty provides attractive costumes. Jeff Greenberg's lighting
is appropriately bright and crisp.
"Lemonade" is a sweet treat... a clever comedy that
explores love and relationships in today's complex society... The performers,
all members of the Actors' Equity Guild, do a fine job. The characters can
come across as sensitive but selfish; cynical yet tender; or manipulative
Call 732-229-3166 or order tickets online