Student Matinees at McCarter
A class trip to a McCarter performance offers you and your students the opportunity to experience some of the finest theater in the nation.
Each production is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists involved and is augmented by teacher resource guides specifically designed to meet New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts and national Common Core standards. McCarter performances are an excellent and effective tool for enhancing many areas of study, including Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages. In-School Enhancement Programs are also available, at an additional cost, to enrich the performance experience.
Pricing: $15 student tickets, $20 adult tickets, $25 for all A Christmas Carol tickets.
McCarter encourages the attendance of one adult chaperone per 25 students.
McCarter is dedicated to making the arts accessible to students regardless of their economic circumstances. Thanks to the generous support of our funders, McCarter is able to provide a limited number of partial and fully-subsidized student matinee tickets to Title 1 Schools. In addition, if transportation is a barrier for your school’s attendance, please reach out and ask about our Bus Mini-Grant program. For more information about financial assistance for student matinees, please contact email@example.com.
By Emily Mann
Original Direction by Diane Paulus
Restaged for McCarter by Emily Mann
Gloria Steinem first raised her voice five decades ago, championing equality for all. Today, her vision is more urgent than ever. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own, as the audience joins in a talking circle to share personal experiences. This inspiring, and powerful event is more than a play – it’s a celebration of human connection.
SEPTEMBER 26 and OCTOBER 3, 2019
Written & Directed by David Catlin
An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley spins her tale of love, horror, power, and unholy experimentation. Chicago audiences and critics raved about this visceral, original retelling of Frankenstein. Experience this monster of a play and shocking latest invention from Lookingglass Theatre Company.
OCTOBER 24 & 30, 2019
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Thompson
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.
DECEMBER 11 & 17, 2019
By Rachel Bonds
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Think: The Big Chill meets This Is Us.
In this deeply moving and funny play, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface.
Featuring two-time Emmy Award winner Dana Delany.
JANUARY 30, 2020
By Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Patricia McGregor
If you could go back in time, and visit multiple generations of your family, what questions would you ask?
Gail, Joy, Ha-Ha & Grandma Early share a home, speak their minds - and store their secrets - in this compassionate and funny mystical drama. Award winning playwright Nathan Alan Davis explores the need for connection and love when, despite a complex past, family and forgiveness can still prevail.
MAY 28, 2020
Enrich your students’ experience of a Student Matinee performance and deepen the overall impact of your trip to the theater through a McCarter In-School Enhancement Program available at an additional cost. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.