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A love story of devastating simplicity

World Premiere of a New Play


 Square Dance Music (mp3) 
 Closing Music Theme (mp3) 

written by Mark McNease
directed by SuzAnne Barabas

set design by Jeremy Doucette
lighting design by Jeff Greenberg
music & sound design by Merek Royce Press
costume design by Patricia E. Doherty

Rose Riccardi, Stage Manager
Lindy Regan, Properties


Marnie Andrews
Al Mohrmann

Held Over Through March 24
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets $30

Call 732-229-3166 or email to make a reservation


What the Critics are Saying . . .

Entire Two River Times Review

"If the subject is delicate or unspoken, you can bet that New Jersey Repertory will bet on the play that nervily confronts it". - The New York Times

"A tender play... a moving and compelling conclusion ... shattering climax ... Director SuzAnne Barabas stages the scene with great poignancy ... Marnie Andrews' Evelyn is as perky as her honey-blond ponytail, with the bubbly qualities that made her Fred's high school sweetheart. She shows a woman she chatters away nonstop in hopes that disaster won't catch up with her. But when it does, Andrews turns her sunny smile into a careworn straight line, revealing a woman who is not in denial, but wishes she could be ... Mohrmann expertly creates a man who leads a life of quiet exasperation... one of the season's best sets... New Jersey Repertory proves it's a budding playwright's best friend, as it once more offers a new script a first-class production". - Star-Ledger

"Till Morning Comes" is Mark McNease's Moonlight sonatina... fluidly directed by SuzAnne Barabas... Fred and Evelyn played wonderfully by Al H. Mohrmann and Marnie Andrews ... a sad but rich tapestry" - Asbury Park Press

"The performances by the actors in this domestic drama are both excellent, and this writer found the set design of the couple's kitchen by Jeremy Doucette, to be outstanding, as well as the costumes by Patricia Doherty and lighting by Jeff Greenberg.. SuzAnne Barabas's direction, as always, was sure and intelligent... An ultimately moving tale". - The Link

"... A satisfying evening of theater... Jeremy Doucette's set is wonderfully detailed and the sounds and music of Merek Royce Press are right on target... Al Mohrmann's gentle but powerful acting as the doomed Fred is close to heartbreaking. And Marnie Andrews allows us to glimpse the emptiness she anticipates after her husband's death. For 90 minutes the audience shares with Fred and Evelyn a part of their long love affair, and it's a privilege to do that". - TriCity News

"Once-in-a-lifetime performances... Mohrmann and Andrews are superb as the couple faced with the ultimate challenge to their marriage... New Jersey Rep patrons are advised to show up early for 'Till Morning Comes' performances to enjoy the exquisite set by designer Jeremy Doucette". - The Coaster