Two River Theater
Two River Theater is a professional, nonprofit theater that produces plays and musicals—including classics, contemporary works, and world premieres—on two stages. Our mission is to create great American theater by developing and producing new works and world masterpieces that most richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We cultivate an audience that cherishes the intimate joy of theater, enriched when shared by a community of others. Two River Theater was founded in 1994 by Drs. Joan and Robert M. Rechnitz. In 1997, the theater moved from its first home on the campus of Monmouth University to the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan. Following a community effort led by Bob and Joan Rechnitz, in 2005 Two River moved into its current home in Red Bank. Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst are now in their fifth full season at Two River. We are proud that the theater is receiving critical acclaim and “best of” citations from national and New York press. At the heart of our mission, our goal is to cultivate, develop and produce new work, while continuing to produce extraordinary plays from the past. We are making Two River a home for adventurous theater artists to come and try out their biggest and boldest ideas. And we continue our efforts to build a theater that is a vital cultural asset to our local community and artistic community.
Two River Theater will present student matinees of The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Eric Tucker, as part of their Little Shakespeare program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-show talkbacks, students in performance, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 28 schools located in New Jersey.