Midtown Direct Rep - staged reading of SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN by Jonathan Van Dyke
Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN, written by Jonathan Van Dyke and directed by Scott Wojcik. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://spring.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006.
About the play
Cooper is a charismatic free spirit from the big city. Joshua is an introverted, hard-working traditionalist from rural Maine. But from their first meeting in 1967 at a motivational conference, their lives are forever entwined no matter the distance between them. Told with humor and grace through a patchwork of encounters and correspondence over four decades, SPRING AT THE WILLOWBROOK INN is a timely, thoughtful play about how, in spite of everything, love will find a way.
Casting will be announced shortly.
About the playwright Jonathan Van Dyke
Jonathan Van Dyke is a writer, director and producer of theatrical and corporate entertainment. Starting off as a dancer at Disney World, he has been seen in over 75 productions across the country including national tours of Oh Calcutta, Bye Bye Birdie (Albert) and You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up (Jeff Kahn). As a director and choreographer his work includes regional productions of Boeing Boeing, The Wiz, West Side Story, Jerrys Girls, I Love a Piano, and Beehive. His first literary project was in 2006 writing the book for the 80s musical Totally Electric which premiered at The Duplex NYC and has since had productions in New Orleans (NOCCA), Denver (The Aurora Fox) Tampa (The Ritz) and Orlando (The Abbey). In 2009 he wrote Holiday Inc., a seasonal show that had its premiere at Hyde Parks Friday Morning Musicale and then presented at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Spring at the Willowbrook Inn was written in 2011. It was accepted into All Out Arts playwriting festival directed by Scott Wojcik and was awarded Outstanding Production. An industry reading also directed by Wojcik, starred Greg Louganis and Sean McDermott. Currently, Jonathan is a producer, director and script writer with the award-winning entertainment company Event Show Productions. As a member of this team he was involved with the closing ceremony of The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the opening ceremony of The International Indian Film Academy Awards, The Rachel Ray Show Season 8 opener, and The Dream Foundation Gala tribute to Barry Manilow. He is a member of the creative team for the dance/technology based act Tell-A-Vision which debuted on NBCs Americas Got Talent, and seen on Britains Got Talent, and most recently the celebrity reality show I Can Do That.
The Woodland - Parlor (View)
60 Woodland Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|