Hitlers Tasters

sunday, april 22 performance is sold out - currently taking wait list reservations

World Premiere!

April 6 - 22
Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center

By Michelle Kholos Brooks
Directed by Sarah Norris

Winner 2017 Susan Glaspell Award

Inspired by the true story.  Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country.  They are Adolph Hitler's food tasters.  And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal?  Like all girls, throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance.  They want to love, laugh, and above all they want to survive. Featuring Jennifer Robbins*, Emaline Williams*, Ally Borgstrom & Brianna Morris (*Denotes a member of Actor's Equity Association).

Sunday, April 22 performance of Hitler's Tasters is sold out - currently taking wait list reservations. To be placed on a wait list please call the box office directly at (908) 979 - 0900. Wait list reservations will be notified as/if seats become available in order of sign up.

News and Reviews

Check out this feature article from Natalie Pompilio and NJ.com [CLICK HERE]

Check out this great interview from Broadway World with Jennifer Robbins [CLICK HERE]

Check out a review from Rick Busciglio of NJ Footlights [CLICK HERE]

Check out a review from Jane Primerano of NJ Arts Maven [CLICK HERE]

Check out the review from Jay Lustig of NJarts.net [CLICK HERE]


Special Dates & Promotions:

Thursday, April 5: Playwright Workshop. Michelle Kholos Brooks will be leading a playwriting workshop open to the public at 2PM in the Heath Village Activities Room.

Friday, April 6: Post-show reception with cast and creative team.

Saturday, April 7: Pre-show VIP Reception & "Meet and Greet" with Michelle Kholos Brooks. Limited to 50 patrons. Begins at 6:30 PM and will include light finger food, complimentary beverages and deserts. VIP Reception is $15.00 and does NOT include admission to the show.  Reservations are required and must be made by contacting the CSC box office directly at (908) 979 - 0900. It is recommended to reserve ticket to that evening's performance when reserving the VIP reception.

Sunday, April 8: Talkback with Michelle Kholos Brooks. Following the 2PM matinee Michelle Kholos Brooks and the cast and creative team will host a talkback with the audience.

Buy One/Get One Rush Ticket: All Thursday evening performances qualify for the BOGO rush ticket special. BOGO offer is only valid in person at the CSC box office beginning at 5:30PM. BOGO may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. BOGO is not valid for advance ticket sales on-line or by phone.

Any Student / Any Friday: Any student from any school or institution can receive $5.00 student rush tickets to any Friday evening performance. Tickets must be purchased in person at the CSC box office with a valid student I.D.. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Half Price Industry Tickets: Members of Actor's Equity Association can receive half-price tickets to any performance EXCLUDING Saturday evening. Ticket must be purchased in person at the CSC box office with a current AEA membership card.

Buffet Matinee: For groups of 25 or more. Wednesday afternoon performances April 11 & 18. $45.00 per patron and include private dinning before the matinee performance and admission to the show. Reservations are required and must be made by contacting the CSC box office directly at (908) 979 - 0900.

Group Sales: Group discount rates for groups of 25 or more. Group sales are applicable to any performance. 15% off regular ticket price for groups of 25 - 49 and 20% off regular ticket price for groups of 50 or more.  Groups must reserve in advance. To reserve contact the CSC box office directly at (908) 979 - 0900.


About the Playwright:

Michelle Kholos Brooks is an award-winning playwright with productions staged across the U.S. and Canada.

Hostage was selected as a finalist for the 2016/17 Woodward/Newman Drama Award, the Fratti Newman Political Play Contest, and was a 2017 Showcase finalist for the National New Play Network. Hitler’s Tasters, won the 2017 Susan Glaspell Award. Kalamazoo, co-written with Kelly Younger, was the winner of the 2014 Riva Shiner Comedy Award, Bloomington Playwright’s Project. It has been published by Dramatists Play Service and has been produced across the country. Family Planning made its world premier at the Colony Theatre, Los Angeles and was a finalist for the Riva Shriner Comedy Award. Brooks’play, Chair won 2nd place in the 2015 Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays.

Other select works for the stage include: Two Parents, Two Weddings, Two Years, (Wings Theatre, New York; Laurel Grove Theatre Company, Los Angeles); See How We Are (Laurel Grove Theatre Company); Love and Other Allergies (Vox Humana Theatre Ensemble), Peg and Irv (Snapshots, a benefit to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation) Additional staged readings and developmental support of various works by Pacific Resident Theatre, Los Angeles; The Road Theatre Company; Los Angeles; The Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena; Venue 9 Theatre, San Francisco; The Barrow Group, New York; Drama West, Los Angeles; Wordsmyth Theatre, Houston and the Bay Street Theatre, New York.

Publications include Dramatists Play Service, Room literary magazine and The Daily Beast.

Brooks is a former journalist and producer for public radio programs such as Marketplace and The Savvy Traveler. She earned a B.A. from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Otis College of Art and Design. Brooks is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Playwright’s Center and Pacific Resident Theatre. Brooks is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council within the Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security. Visit Michelle's at michellekholosbrooks.com.


Performance Schedule:

2PM 7:30PM 2PM 8PM 2PM 8PM 2PM
X X 6 6 X 7 8
11 12 X 13 X 14 15
18 19 X 20 X 21 22

*Buffet Matinee available for groups of 25 or more (Click Here)

Ticket Pricing Adult Student/Children (under 12)
Matinees/Fridays $27.50 $17.50
Saturday $29.50 $17.50
*Thursday (Buy 1 / Get 1) $27.50 N/A

*BOGO OFFER:  Valid ONLY in person at the CSC Box Office, as early as, two hours prior to performance time.

All ticket sales are final.

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