IN oRBit: FROM BCC TO SALTY SEA

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As promised, today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit has a full interview with Siobhan Fallon Hogan, the familiar film/ TV actress (and Rumson mom) who’s soon to start filming a new project with Jennifer Aniston, at locations that are set to include Monmouth Park Racetrack.

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Before that, however, Siobhan has a little treat in store for hometurf audiences: a first look at The Salty Sea PTA, a one-woman/ ten-characters show that the writer and star will be presenting for just two performances only at Two River Theater this weekend. We talk to the busy parent and performer about the real-life origins of the show — and settle once and for all the burning question of which town Salty Sea is standing in for!

That’s hardly the only piece of original theater drawn from Jersey Shore lore, however. Down at  Brookdale Community College‘s satellite facility in Long Branch, BCC faculty member Darrell Lawrence Willis is getting ready to present the second annual Juneteenth Urban Arts Festival, a six-day celebration of African American words and music that features the contributions of, among many others, Frank Talk‘s Gilda Rogers and the cheerfully ubiquitous Lorraine Stone. Only oRBit brings you the full rundown on the schedule of events — along with a sneak peek at Ivory for Ebony, a new domestic drama (by Kevin Eugene Franklin of Long Branch) set against the Asbury Park riots of 1968.

From city streets on fire to a private-school bake sale, Red Bank oRBit saves you a seat, right on the aisle!