Algonquin Arts

Teen Night

This program is designed to combat the alarming trend of teen suicide in the southern Monmouth County region by creating a comfortable, supportive environment that provides teens with a variety of diverse activities.

To achieve this, the Theatre asks you to join us for a fun night of Improv at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Students 12 years of age and older are welcome to participate. Classes are scheduled to meet on select Friday evenings within the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters from 7:00pm-9:00pm:

Videographer Credit: Pen

Fall 2016

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
  • Friday, October 7, 2016
  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Friday, November 11, 2016
  • Friday, November 18, 2016

Spring 2017

  • Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 *
  • Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Friday, April 28, 2017 *

The evening will include a customized improv class instructed by professional teaching artists. Artists will base the improv activities on social issues that are appropriate for the class. Students can explore any one of the following areas: character development, bullying, emotional violence, peer pressure, pros & cons of labels and making choices. There is no cost to participate in this program, it's FREE!

Join us for a night of improv fun that creates a positive influence while enjoying good company and tasty snacks.

Pre-registration is not required.

* Select Spring 2017 Teen Night sessions will offer students an opportunity to participate in a viewing of a main stage title. Each presentation will focus on a subject matter of a specific social issue. Students who attend this event will view the performance presentation free of charge, as long as the student attends the performance with the Teen Night group (as scheduled). Staff and teaching artists will be in attendance to supervise students who will be participating in either activity at the Algonquin Arts Theatre through the Teen Night program.

Personal Responsibility Statement: Algonquin Arts Theatre prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts education programs. Be advised that certain productions may not appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8pm
A Raisin in the Sun
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production

Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot of A Raisin in the Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.

Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959.

*** Recommended for ages 11 & up.
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream
An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production, featuring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble

There's a moon out tonight, and it's shining on lovers, clowns, and fairies hip-hopping through the enchanted woods in the most resilient of Shakespeare's comedies, easily adapting itself both to traditional and a radically new interpretation.

*** Recommended for ages 11 & up.
Runtime: Approximately 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

For further information, please contact Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education, at or 732.528.9224.

Teen Night is generously supported by
The Investors Foundation and The Provident Bank Foundation.