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“Cutting Edge Theatre in the Neighborhood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Circle Playhouse

Circle Playhouse
416 Victoria Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 968-7555
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Piscataway
Somerset, New Jersey
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“Cutting Edge Theatre in the Neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have been going to shows at Circle Playhouse since my husband appeared there in THE LION IN WINTER in the early 1980s. The space is a cozy theatre in the round, and the creative people who volunteer there have stretched the space to accommodate musicals (THE FANTASTICKS, CHESS), Shakespeare (THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, KING LEAR) and classic American plays (THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU). What they do best, however, is to produce cutting edge theatre - plays you won't see at the other community theatres. I just saw their production of RAVENSCROFT, a thinking person's Gothic thriller by Don Nigro. I thoroughly enjoyed the play, the performances and the production. Best of all, I didn't have to pay any bridge or tunnel tolls to get there, and the tickets were only $18! If you want to try the live theatre experience, treat yourself to a visit to Circle Playhouse in Piscataway!

Visited March 2014
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“Always Top Notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This small (approx 75 seat) theater is known in central NJ as a spot to see cutting edge theater, done extremely well. Their last season saw 4 of their 6 productions nominated as best production by NJ Assoc. of Community Theaters.

If you are looking for a night of intellegent, professional level entertainment, this is the spot in Central NJ

Visited September 2013
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