4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Our 2017-18 Season!

Important Stories for Our Time

Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

September 22-24, 2017
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College

At the dawn of the 20th century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America. 4th Wall's concert version will bring Ragtime's most important themes to the forefront for today's audience.
OFF-THE-WALL celebrating Black History Month: A RAISIN IN THE SUN
A Play by Lorraine Hansberry

February 23-25, 2018
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College

Set on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, the play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family's heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration, as important today as it was in its original context.

Friday, April 6, 2018
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College

4th Wall will present a themed fundraising concert. Details will be posted here as they develop!
MainStage Musical: FUN HOME

June 1-10, 2018
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME  is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience allows us to look through Alison’s eyes as she reflects on the moments that made her who she is. As we witness her journey to self-acceptance, FUN HOME  vividly “demonstrates how much our world has changed and reflects just how far we’ve come” (The Wall Street Journal).