New Brunswick theater team creates comedy play set to stream starting Tuesday
How do you put on a play when a theater is closed? New Brunswick-based George Street Playhouse found a way to keep it all in the family and produce a comedy that will be available for streaming.
The play "Bad Dates," which was written by Theresa Rebeck, is a solo show about a divorced woman struggling to find a new love. The creative team of actress, director and cinematographer consists of a husband and wife duo along with their teenage son.
Andréa Burns is married to theater director Peter Flynn and their son Hudson is the cinematographer.
"I'm a 17-year-old high school student and I go to school for film," says Hudson. "So, I've been making films since middle school mostly for fun."
Bad Dates is the first in a series of recorded plays that will be streamed by George Street Playhouse. The nonprofit's home is in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, which remains closed.
The Burns-Flynn household temporarily relocated and lived as a pod in an unoccupied home provided as the filming location to be able to follow professional COVID protocols.
"These are the two guys I trust the most when it comes to comedy," says Burns.
"Bad Dates" begins streaming Tuesday with tickets available on the George Street Playhouse website.