Our next staged reading will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

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A New Play by Samuel Kerr Lockhart
Directed by Thom Molyneaux
With Michael Bias, Mona Hennessy, and Ryan D. Scott

At the Puffin Cultural Forum    20 Puffin Way     Teaneck NJ

All seats $10       For tickets:  201-836-3499 or email tix@puffinfoundation.org


PAGE COUNT is a new play by Samuel Kerr Lockhart, set in the transitional Hollywood of 1931. Talkies had arrived, but only barely, and the industry was scrambling for new voices and new methods. Playwright Ben Prescott has been hired for his snappy repartee, but has been struggling with the film form. He is teamed with crusty newspaper veteran Joe Kovach, whose adventures in the screen trade reach back to silent days. At first they are an odd couple, but as they discover a working harmony, Ben also discovers that Joe is dying from the effects of chronic alcoholism. The trouble is, that Joe can’t write without alcohol (at least he thinks so). Ben needs Joe’s teamwork to sustain his career, but now Joe’s existential crisis encompasses Ben. To drink, write and die, or abstain, retire and accept a living death? What part will Ben take in that conflict?

Each reading will be followed by a talkback with playwright, director and cast



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All  productions this season are at the Becton Theatre, 960 River Road on the FDU campus in Teaneck, New Jersey

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The Garage Theatre Group believes in the power of theatre as a tool for growth, understanding, and communication. Our aim is to use the process of theatre, as well as the product, to educate, inform, and connect the community in which we live.

The shows that comprise The Garage Theatre Group season are challenging as well as entertaining, reflecting our belief that theatre is an open dialogue between the playwright, the performer, and the audience.

At the conclusion of each Main Stage performance, a discussion with the cast, director, and audience is held. By doing so, we hope to inspire and create a new generation of artists, theatregoers, and patrons.


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