Nicole Pandolfo’s Brick City is given a dramatic reading as part of the third season of the Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at the Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. Following readings and Q&As related to each work at the Stage Exchange, world premiere productions are staged by each dramatist’s partner theater.
In this topical and compelling new play, worlds collide inside a failing Newark public school. Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of his high school basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period of their lives. As Darnell inches dangerously close to throwing away a lucrative college scholarship and Jessie a potential career as an artist, both discover that things aren’t always as simple as they may seem.
Premiere Stages in Union is the partner theater for Brick City.
Admission is $5.
This season’s Friday night readings also include:
June 23: Pia Wilson and Crossroads Theatre Company, Return to Real