4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Our 2017-18 Season!

Important Stories for Our Time

​PLEASE NOTE: 4th Wall Theatre was recently informed that our home, Westminster Arts Center, is going to close down for all of 2018 to repair the historic building's slate roof. While we will miss it terribly, we are excited to complete our 21st season! Please see each show listing for further details on our adventures in 2018. We can't wait to see you again soon!

This show ran 
September 22-24, 2017.
OFF-THE-WALL celebrating Black History Month: 
for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
A Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange

February 16-18, 2018
At the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ

February 24, 2018
At Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main Street, Irvington, NY

Ntozake Shange’s ground-breaking play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf is a “choreopoem” that weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement, and narratives to tell the stories of love, empowerment, struggle, and loss in a complex representation of African-American sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. Directed by 4th Wall’s Executive Director Gwen Ricks-Spencer, this production will be presented as a fully staged and dynamic reading including poems about coming of age, heartbreak, sexual assault, and redemption. The show contains mature subject matter; please use discretion when considering bringing children under 16. The show will be followed by a brief discussion for those who are interested.
MainStage Musical: FUN HOME

June 1-10, 2018
location to be determined

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME  is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience allows us to look through Alison’s eyes as she reflects on the moments that made her who she is. As we witness her journey to self-acceptance, FUN HOME  vividly “demonstrates how much our world has changed and reflects just how far we’ve come” (The Wall Street Journal).