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History Alive! The Revolution Comes to Jersey City

Sep 07, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Sep 09, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

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An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 11:00 AM, repeating indefinitely

Speranza Theatre Company is proud to present the History Alive written by Jennie Contuzzi and Directed by Mikaela Kafka.
History Alive is an original historical play in collaboration with The City of Jersey City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, playing at The Apple Tree House, 298 Academy St, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Just a short walk from the Journal Square PATH and Transportation Center.
September 7th @ 6:30pm & 8pm
September 8th @ 11am, 1pm, 5pm, & 7pm
September 9th @ 11am, 1pm, 5pm, & 7pm
**All performances are FREE and are family friendly. This is a 30-minute, site-specific show. The audience will move throughout the house with the actors.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, says, “We are thrilled to welcome the public into The Apple Tree House with this unique and engaging theatrical performance by Jersey City’s Speranza Theatre Company. It is great to see theater and history coming together in celebration of this beautiful landmark.”
History Alive! Takes audience on a swift, but entertainingly educational ride during the Revolutionary War.
“One thing that stood out to me in my research was how divided the county was,” explains writer, Jennie Contuzzi. “Many residents supported Britain in the war, and even within families there were deep divides.”
Written by Jennie Contuzzi, Associate Artistic Director
A graduate of the Playwriting program at the New School for Drama, and is a member of MCC Theater’s Playwrights’ Coalition. Her play, Body Language received its World Premiere with The Active Theater in June 2012. Other plays include My Father’s Son (NY International Fringe Festival) and Love, Me (Margaret) (Emerging Artists Theatre). Speranza has produced several of her plays: Women Rising, Stories of Hope at Hudson County Community College and Art House Productions; Unveiling Liberty at The Barrow Mansion; Millicent The Magnificent, at the Loews Theatre and The Barrow Mansion; and her newest play, Foodies, will be workshopped this fall with Speranza.
Directed by Mikaela Kafka
Mikaela is honored to work with Speranza once again. Along with History Alive, she has directed Summer Theatre Camp (2017 & 2018) in addition to Fall and Spring mainstage productions of Women Rising, Stories of Hope at Hudson County Community College, and Unveiling Liberty at The Barrow Mansion.
Produced by Heather Wahl, Artistic Director
Ms. Wahl is the Founding Artistic Director of Speranza. Her credits as executive producer for Speranza include: Women Rising, Stories of Hope (Art House and HCCC); The Vagina Monologues (HCCC & SPU); Janey Miller’s World Tour (Art House); A Piece of My Heart (Barrow Mansion); Millicent The Magnificent (Lowe’s Theatre and Barrow Mansion); The Daughters Of Eve (Cherry Lane Theatre). As Director: Janey Miller’s World Tour (Speranza); Millicent The Magnificent (Speranza); The Vagina Monologues (Speranza); Au Revoir (NY New Works).
This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.


Sep 07, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Sep 09, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
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The Apple Tree House
298 Academy St
Jersey City, 07306
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(201) 547-6921

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