Vivid Stage, in residence at the Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, presents Summer Solos readings on Wednesdays July 6-27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of NJ at 68 Elm Street in Summit.
Performances of the series will take place on the lawn of the Center des Arts. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and a picnic lunch. The rain venue for all performances is the Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ. Now in its ninth year, the series offers audiences an affordable entertainment opportunity, while introducing them to highly personal works performed by professional actors.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., Harriett Trangucci will perform Accidentally Brave by Maddie Corman. Brave, bold and unflinchingly honest, this is an inspiring true story about finding a new normal when the familiar world crumbles, an unmissable examination of what it means to navigate a world without certainty . This deeply personal piece challenges perceptions, captivates audiences and sparks an emotionally charged discussion that will leave you wondering: what would I do?
The following Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., Daria M. Sullivan will perform Hopper by John Maclay. A storyteller arrives to tell the tale of a one-legged girl, true love, and a virus. It’s an unusual ride filled with humor, heart and tragedy. The right game so far.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., Scott McGowan will perform Polar Bears by David Templeton. A father, sorting through boxes in his attic at Christmas, spontaneously recalls a true story (based on the playwright’s life), involving his lifelong obsession with Santa Claus, his desperate attempts to get his children to believe after tragedy struck him. family, and her realization that sometimes lies, even those told out of love, can backfire in unpredictable ways.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., Emaline Williams will perform Bible Adventure Park by Erin Mallon. In this unorthodox adventure, 17-year-old tour guide Muriel takes audiences on an immersive journey through a religious theme park. Members of the public become guests of the tour as they experience all of the park’s adventures inspired by Bible stories in what will be an alternately fun and disturbing ride.
Tickets for all Summer Solos are $20 and can be purchased in advance at https://www.vividstage.org/2022-summer-solos. The Visual Arts Center of NJ is located at 68 Elm Street in Summit and free parking is available. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and the rain venue is the same date and time at the Oakes Center. For more information on any of Vivid Stage’s programs, please visit www.vividstage.org or contact Vivid Stage at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-514-9654.