LONG BRANCH – What happens when the Great American Pastime is no longer merely a game but the only way an estranged father and daughter can bridge a void?
On the surface, “Release Point” may appear to be a play about baseball, but it turns out to be a powerful exploration of the tortured relationship between two lost souls trying to heal deeply profound and destructive psychic wounds. The love of baseball is the only thing that remains to connect them as they try desperately to salvage what little remains of their relationship.
“Release Point” joins a time-honored tradition of using the game to highlight the daunting conflicts and human struggles that are enacted every day in our society and follows one family’s painful journey to heal and to find salvation through the unbreakable bonds that connect parent to child.
Performances are Aug. 16 through Sept. 23. Tickets are $35 – $60 with discounts to seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more.
Previews begin Aug. 16 with opening night on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. at New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Visit www.njrep.org or call 1-732-229-3166 for tickets.
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