by Stephen Gregg
November 16-18, 2017
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CRUSH is set in an isolated town in California that has been losing businesses and population for years following a string of bad decisions by the town council. The story follows a teenage boy named Bark, who is returning to school following a breakdown and a stint in an in-patient mental health facility. He is excited to see his friends and audition for the school’s fall play, OUR TOWN, but the presence of a new girl named Aspen complicates things. When Aspen is around, Bark hears voices that other people don’t hear. It turns out that they belong to five alien creatures that are attached to Aspen but invisible to everyone in town. As the story unfolds, Bark has to convince friends and family that they have to believe more than what they see, and everyone in the town learns something about life and love.
Featuring moments of slapstick and more subtle humor too, CRUSH is a sci-fi romantic comedy for all ages that features a climactic scene that incorporates the entire audience.
Montclair State University Foxy Awards
Outstanding Work of Innovation and Invention
Outstanding Stage Direction-- Tom and Merielle Lupfer
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography or Movement
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design -- Erin O'Brien
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design -- Jon Melchiorre