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Production Sponsored in part by Viva Z Club in Maplewood
Free Pre-Show Reception
Friday, Oct. 9th, all ticket holders are invited
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Show Days & Times
Thursday, Oct. 8 - 8PM
Friday, Oct. 9 - 8PM, Reception at 7PM for all ticket holders
Saturday, Oct. 10 - 8PM
Sunday, Oct. 11 - 2PM
Thursday, Oct. 15 - 8PM
Friday, Oct. 16 - 8PM
Saturday, Oct. 17 - 8PM
Sunday, Oct. 18 - 2PM
Burgdorff Cultural Center
Jason Gillis as Alex More
Jason returns to The Theater Project after appearing in last fall in Miss Mannerly as Jeffrey. Other favorite credits include 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (Leaf) at Villagers Theatre, According to Goldman (Jeremiah) and Dream of the Burning Boy (Kyle) at the local Alliance Repertory Theatre Company, Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio) and Mr. Marmalade (Bradley) with LivLIVE! Theatre, and Assassins (John Hinckley) with the Bullet Theatre Collaborative, a new theatre company of which he is also a founding member.
Jason received his BFA in Theatre Performance from Kean University, and he is currently the Education Program Manager at Paper Mill Playhouse, as well as a group fitness instructor specializing in Zumba and dance fitness.
DAVID CHRISTOPHER, director
He just finished directing two plays for Alliance Repertory Theater (Venus in Fur and Trying), where he is a proud member and before that Rapture Blister Burn for Dreamcatcher.
David has been acting and directing in New Jersey theater for over 40 years, playing leading roles in many musicals (Sweeney Todd; A Little Night Music), comedies (Private Lives; Royal Family, Champagne Charlie Stakes) and dramas (Match; Barrymore; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf). He has directed at The Bickford Theater (Mornings at Seven; That Championship Season; Sylvia). He also directed Tintypes and The Musical of Musicals, the Musical and Tick Tick Boom! at Edison Valley Playhouse.
Jonathan Tolins, Playwright
He was inspired to write Buyer and Cellar after reading Barbra Streisand's weighty coffee-table book, My Passion for Design.
His writing career spans theater, film and television. His other plays include The Twilight of the Golds (Broadway, Booth Theatre), If Memory Serves (Promenade), The Last Sunday in June (Rattlestick, Century Center) and Secrets of the Trade (Primary Stages). His film work includes The Twilight of the Golds and Martian Child. For television he wrote for “Queer as Folk,” The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards and “Partners.”
Buyer & Cellar was named Best Unique Theatrical Experience by the Off-Broadway Alliance when it premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Reviews for buyer and cellar
Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins opened in 2013 at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City.
“It’s a seriously funny and remarkably sustained slice of absurdist whimsy.” New York Times
“This play deserves a hearty, ‘Hello, gorgeous.'” NY Daily News
“Fantastically funny” New York Post
“This show will go down like butta'” Entertainment Weekly
“It’s a small masterpiece.” The Observer
“I tell you to GO. The most talked about new comedy of the season!” New York Times