‘New Play Festival’ at Fox Theater

'New Play Festival' is coming to Fox Theater on the campus of Montclair State University and will feature new, original works on the stage.

New Play Festival celebrates original productions.

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Come show your support for the performance arts at the New Play Festival at the end of February, hosted in the L. Howard Fox Theater on the campus of Montclair State University. Support emerging playwrights and encourage the development of new plays by attending the festival, where two plays presented each night in a staged reading format.

New Play Festival will take place on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. This is a free event that will take place at the Fox Theater, so no tickets are required to be purchased ahead of time.

According to the Montclair State University website, “the recently renovated L. Howard Fox Theater (thanks to the generosity of the Laraja Foundation, alumni and friends) is an intimate flexible black box theatre. Renovations include new carpeting and seating, plus state-of-the-art lighting / sound systems. Audience capacity includes 100 fixed and 80 movable seats. In recent seasons the Fox has hosted everything from intimate ‘Conversations’ to large cast musicals. It is also used as a classroom for acting, directing, lectures and the Department’s ‘Theatre in the Raw.'”

For light foods and coffee, Cafe Diem is located in close proximity to the theater and connected to the library. For a full menu available 24/7, the Red Hawk Diner is located on the far end of campus.

Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck as well as the Transit Parking Deck across campus. Public transportation that runs directly in front of the Kasser Theater is also available. If you are traveling in from the city, Peak Performances is now offering a Peak Bus. Peak Performances runs a charter bus service to and from Manhattan for all Saturday and Sunday performances, and tickets can be purchased along with your show tickets.

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