Community Partners

SOPAC’s Theatre Company In-Residence

American Theater Group, a professional member theatre of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, is SOPAC’s theatre company in-residence headed by Producing Artistic Director James Vagias.

Upcoming Readings in the Loft

Join us for American Theater Group readings which are opportunities for theatre-lovers to hear new plays being read by professional actors, and to become part of the play development process during post-reading discussions.

Texas Boot by Jeffrey Sweet
SUN, NOV 18 at 7PM 
The story of how the personal friendships, rivalries and battles between three dramatically different U.S. senators — Lyndon Johnson, Richard Russell and Hubert Humphrey — transformed mid-century America, especially in regards to civil rights and Vietnam. A dramatic view of giants on an intimate level.

Upcoming Productions

Tell Them I'm Still Young

Two-time Emmy Award winner Andre Braugher and Tony Award winner Michele Pawk star in this compelling world premiere drama.

A professor and a poet’s marriage is shaken when tragedy strikes. As they grapple with the aftermath, a lover from the past and an ambitious graduate student enter their lives.

THU, JAN 24 – SUN, FEB 3, 2019
Written by Julia Doolittle
Directed by Kel Haney
With Andre Braugher, Michele Pawk, Janice Amaya & Seth Clayton 


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SOPAC is committed to making the arts experience as complete and enjoyable as possible for all patrons. If you or a member of your party is in need of assistance please notify SOPAC at the time your tickets are purchased. The SOPAC Box Office can be reached at (973) 313-2787. Additionally, Patron & Ticket Services can be reached at (973) 382-1025.


Past Productions

SMALL TOWN STORY – A Musical About A Musical
That Rocked A Community 
THU, MAY 31 – SUN, JUN 10, 2018 
Book & Lyrics by Sammy Buck    
Music & Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn
Conceived by Joe Barros, Laura Brandel, Sammy Buck,
                Karen Marshall, Reed Prescott, Sam Willmott
Originally commissioned and developed by
                New York Theatre Barn

Deep divisions arise in town when it’s announced the annual high school musical will be Rent. As the escalation drives wedges between parents and students- and teachers and neighbors – secrets are uncovered that threaten to tear them apart. Small Town Story explores the indelible power of theatre, the inherent dangers of silence and the potential of young people to change the world.

Inspired by true events, Small Town Story is a musical about a musical that rocked a community.

A GOOD FARMER – A New Play By Sharyn Rothstein 
WED, JAN 24 – SUN, FEB 4, 2018  

What is the life of an immigrant worth? Are undocumented immigrants entitled to the American Dream? Ripped from today’s headlines, this is the story of a farming community and its struggles with issues of immigration, loyalty, family survival and compassion. 

A Good Farmer takes place in upstate New York and focuses on two women: Bonnie who owns a farm with her husband; and Carla, a recent immigrant from Mexico who works the farm along with members of her family.

Read about Sharyn Rothstein’s inspiration for A Good Farmer. 

Read reviews by Marina Kennedy at and Simon Saltzman at