Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Builders Association, JETLAG, and NJ Transit

NJ Transit is providing a civic service to the surrounding community by shuttling patrons to Montclair State University for performances of The Builders Association’s re-mounting of JETLAG. This meditative work immerses you in the journey of journeying - in why and how we travel - and asks what each step costs us as we move further from (or closer to) ourselves. Artistic Director Marianne Weems and the creative team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro craft a thoughtful and richly funny event; Weems' expansive storytelling is a master class for theatre artists. And NJ Transit gives frame to this play by allowing it to be an event in and of itself. Watch the moonlit towns and cross-tracks roll underneath your window and you’ll be saying the lines you just heard from the characters a short while before. Maybe the performance isn’t ended.

(Builders Association and Peak Performances presents JETLAG at MSU. Take the NJ Transit Montclair / Boontown line and hop off at Montclair Heights.)