April 5-14, 2019

Shakespeare's Lost Masterpiece

Center Players will present the East Coast premiere of Shakespeare’s Lost Masterpiece.

This black box production of Larry Americ Allen’s controversial play will be directed by Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr. The play centers around a burnt-out professor of literature who discovers that a homeless man unknowingly has Shakespeare's lost manuscript. When the man refuses to surrender the priceless manuscript, the professor shows he is willing to do anything to obtain the play. Full of twists and turns and ruthless integrity, the play is a seductive journey climaxing into a heavenly-hellish ending. Warning: contains explicit language and themes.

On Saturday, April 6th, there will be a special performance featuring pre-show appetizers and beverages, and a talk back after the performance with the playwright who is traveling from San Francisco to celebrate the east coast premiere. Coffee and desserts will follow the talk back and will allow for further discussion with the playwright, director and cast.

May 17 - June 16, 2019

Dial M for Murder

A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Can the police detective who brought her to trial now decipher the clues that will save her life? The play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic weaves an ever tightening web of danger and deception.

Call 732-462-9093 to get your seats early!

July 26 - August 18, 2019

Real Women Have Curves

This play is set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles in September 1987 and explores the issues of gender politics and the Latina immigrant experience. The story is told from the point of view of Ana, the youngest employee at the factory. Ambitious and bright, Ana yearns to go to college, but cannot afford to. The action follows the course of a summer at the factory, as the women talk about their lives, loves and deepest desires while attempting to meet impossible production deadlines.

Call 732-462-9093 to get your seats early!