john and jen
by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald
Directed by Ted Wioncek III
Musical Direction by Jason Neri
Production Stage Manager: Becca Kestel
March 10th through April 9th
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY | 7:30pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY | 8:00pm
SATURDAY* & SUNDAY | 3:00pm Matinee
*Take note of our added Saturday Matinee Performances (2nd and 4th week of each production run). Available for Season Pass Packages!
97 minutes. 40 years. 25 songs. 3 roles. 2 actors. 1 family.
Set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, this truly original musical sheds a heart-warming light on the power of family. With a cast of only two people, JOHN & JEN is a tour-de-force, taking them from playful childhood, through awkward adolescence, and far beyond.
Jen and her younger brother, John, are growing up in mid-century America. From secret handshakes to hidden family bonds, John & Jen are always there for each other. But, as the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings. When John joins the war, Jen is left to reconcile his memory, along with her son and brother’s namesake, who is trying to do anything he can to find the true meaning of home.
Audiences will find themselves uplifted by this sentimental gem, perfect for anyone who values the love, connection and commitment of family.