Hello, all! My “Secrets; Love” assistant director and lead actress Liliane Wolf and I have reunited for my new project, “Before, After and Always.” I’m writing, directing and starring; Liliane is assisting with direction again.
“Before, After and Always” is a one-act play for two actors that is divided into three parts. This is 68 Productions’ current project and will premiere at STAGEfest at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, a historic movie palace in Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ.
The romantic and comedic show explores three relationship stages (“Before,” “After,” and “Always”) in three short scenes, two of which were inspired by original short stories that I, Summer Dawn Hortillosa, wrote. “Be Longing,” the finale piece corresponding to “Always,” was written especially for the show.
Here are the scenes from the show. Click on the names to see the short story they were based on:
- Good bye (Before): Two near-strangers loosely linked by four mutual friends share a magical moment as they bid each other good-bye, changing their lives forever.
- Long Lost Love Song (After): A man’s dreams of his past lover leave him hot, cold and confused. Does love take work or does it just happen?
- Be Longing (Always): A man and a woman can’t get over how good their burned-out relationship actually was. During a chance encounter, they must decide what to do with their love.
The show will star myself and Sergio Caetano, a talented young man currently studying drama at Montclair State University.
“Before, After and Always” will be performed at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ on March 23 at 3 pm and 7:45 pm and March 24 at 2:45 pm. The entire festival runs from March 22 through 24. All-stage passes in advance are $10 except on Saturday, when they cost $15. All-weekend passes are available in advance for $25, $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online here, where you can also see the full festival schedule. They are also available at the door for $5 more than the prices listed here.
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