"This is your opportunity to give us your input, your ideas for the future and meet with other theater enthusiasts in our area," the announcement said.
The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Bernards Township Community Center, 289 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. The meeting is for all in the Somerset Hills area who are interested in theater.
Earlier this year, Fellowship Village Senior Living, Trilogy Repertory and Light Opera of New Jersey, also based in Bernards Township, jointly announced a partnership to construct a new, state of the arts community theatre in the Somerset Hills.
As of May, planning and design were said to be well along to build a 240-seat theater at the Fellowship Village property off Allen Road in Bernards Township that could also serve the senior citizen population at that housing facility."Whether your creative impulses lead you onto the stage, take you behind the scenes or get you a seat out front, we want to help you explore the lively art of theater and find your place in it," said another announcement from Trilogy on Thursday, and forwarded by Jaye Barre, Trilogy's president.
As of May, a conceptual plan had been drawn up, and the project will be ongoing for the next few years, Hank Barre, Trilogy Repertory Co.'s director of development, said at that time.
The proposed center would provide a venue for theater, music, dance and a variety of public activities, and serve the entire Somerset Hills area, according to Trilogy.
While the proposed theatre would offer many opportunities to the Fellowship Village residents for activities such as religious services, social activities and speakers, the participation of Trilogy Repertory and Light Opera of New Jersey — also based in Basking Ridge — as “companies in residence” will open the facility to the public for their seasons as well.
The joint effort will provide the area with a presentation space not only for these two groups but also available for many area organizations for performances, meetings, and a variety of other activities, according to the announcement.
The project will rely on public and private support, according to information from Trilogy. Fellowship Senior Living, Trilogy Repertory and Light Opera of New Jersey will be looking for support from individuals, organizations, businesses and other sources of funding to bring this project to completion, the May announcement said.
Fellowship Senior Living, Trilogy Repertory, Inc. and Light Opera of New Jersey all exist to serve area residents, and are not for profit organizations, the May announcement.
Trilogy to present The Who's "Tommy" in November
Meanwhile, Trilogy has an upcoming performance of The Who's "Tommy" scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, at 8 p.m. at the Liberty Corner Firehouse at 95 Church St. in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, and $13 for students and senior citizens, according to the Trilogy Repertory website. The website also says there will be a silent auction at both performances.