4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Our 2018-19 Season!

Resilience and Optimism

​PLEASE NOTE: Due to necessary construction at Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield continuing through 2018, 4th Wall will start off its 22nd season with performances at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. We look forward to seeing you!

​Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived by James Lapine

​Directed by Kate Swan
Music Directed by Gonzalo Valencia

Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ

Raising money and collecting donations for Toys for Tots, First Friends of New Jersey and New York, and Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry of South Orange. More details about donations to come!

Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of famed composer, Stephen Sondheim.  His story. His inspiration. His genius. 
OFF-THE-WALL celebrating Black History Month: 

Intimate Apparel

A Play by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer

February 22-24, 2019
​Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ

New York City, 1905: Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to black prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, but Esther longs for a husband and a future. When a long distance relationship leads to heartbreak, Esther must use her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams and make them anew from the whole cloth of her life's experiences. The play is based on the life of Nottage's great-grandmother.

"A rich, vivid portrait of turn-of-the-last-century New York; a feminist lament of intelligent, talented women defined and controlled by men; a soft-focus glimpse into the beating hearts behind the archives of African-American life a century ago." - New York Times

Winner - numerous 2003-05 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Obie Awards
MainStage Musical: BRIGHT STAR

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin 
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell
Directed by Kate Swan
​Music Directed by Markus Grae-Hauck

June 7-16, 2019 
Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ

Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. An uplifting theatrical journey propelled by an ensemble of bluegrass musicians, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.