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Joseph Vitale, a finalist for the 2020-2021 Woodward/Newman Drama Award and a semi-finalist for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill Theater/National Playwrights Conference, is the author of a number of plays, including Murrow, which was performed Off-Off Broadway in 2016. His latest play, Dragons in the Crease, premiered in September at the Hudson Guild Theater in New York.

Photo: Farlekas Photography



A cemetery in the middle of the night. Doris wants to complete her appointed task before dawn -- burying her husband’s ashes next to his first wife’s. Why? It seems Doris has made a promise and to her, a promise is a serious thing. When she's stopped in the act by Barnard, the cemetery’s night watchman, we learn that the lonely security guard also has a secret he’s kept buried for years.

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Join us April 1-3 for "Next to Him," part of the 11th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival presented by the South Street Players at Wesley Hall, 4th and Mercer Streets, Spring Lake, NJ.  For more information and tix, click below.