jakub | March 27, 2024

Primary Trust, Here There Are Blueberries, More Announced for McCarter Theatre Center’s 2024-2025 Season

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Primary Trust, Here There Are Blueberries, More Announced for McCarter Theatre Center's 2024-2025 Season

The season will also include the previously announced world premiere of the new musical Empire Records.

McCarter Theatre Center

Princeton's McCarter Theatre Center has revealed the lineup for its 2024-2025 season, which promises an array of acclaimed plays, a world premiere, a holiday favorite, and more. 

The season will kick off with the world premiere of the previously announced Empire Records, a new musical comedy based on the 1990s cult-classic film. Featuring an original rock score by Zoe Sarnak and a book penned by the film’s screenwriter, Carol Heikkinen, the production will be directed by Trip Cullman and will run September 6-October 6. 

Duel Reality by 7 Fingers will play the Princeton venue next, running October 9–13. The cirque-infused performance inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet will present two feuding families engaging in a battle of skill, while a pair of star-crossed lovers struggles to escape the showdown.

McCarter Theatre Center's annual holiday tradition will return December 10 with A Christmas Carol running through December 29. The Christmas favorite is adapted and directed by Lauren Keating

The Tectonic Theater Project's Here There Are Blueberries will run January 24–February 9, 2025. Conceived and directed by Moisés Kaufman, the work centers on United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding and her team of historians, who have uncovered the shocking story behind a handful of never-before-seen WWII-era photos.

Karen Zacarías‘ Legacy of Light, running March 20–April 6, follows a present-day astrophysicist trying to become a mother. Meanwhile—300 years earlier in France—a mathematician, scientist, and lover to Voltaire finds out she’s about to become one. Sarah Rasmussen will direct.

Eboni Booth‘s Primary Trust will close the season, arriving in Princeton following its run Off-Broadway last year. Directed by Timothy Douglas, the work explores the inner and outer lives of Kenneth, a dedicated loner with a passion for drinking Mai Tais on weeknights. The co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will run in New Jersey May 8–25.

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