Roebling Play: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge


New Play Tells Story of Emily Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge


Theater to Go is presenting its new play, Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time at the New Jersey State Museum (205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ). Written by Mark Violi and Directed by Ruth Markoe, Roebling is “A Drama about the Men who Built the Brooklyn Bridge… and the Woman Who Finished It.” The Woman in question is Emily Roebling (played by Mariel Rosati) and this untold dramatic story is one for the ages.

Roebling opens on Friday night, May 16th with a Coffee and Dessert Reception at 7 pm with a Performance at 8 pm. Tickets for opening night are $25. Weekend performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th at 1:30 pm, then Saturday May 24th and Sunday, May 25th at 1:30 pm. Tickets for these Roebling performances are $20 for Adults and $18 for Children and Seniors. Free admission to the New Jersey State Museum is included with each ticket purchase. For tickets and more information, please visit


Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge is the story of the immense challenges faced by the Roebling Family in their dedication to building the Brooklyn Bridge. In building such a true American Icon, John Roebling (Abram Vanderpool) and his son Washington (Jeff Masch) persevered against all odds. The play brings to the stage the human drama surrounding the herculean construction effort to complete one of the most endearing engineering feats in the world. It also tells the story of Emily Roebling, who challenged the accepted role of women to become the culminating force in completing the bridge when adversity called into question the success of the project. This is truly a story of Innovation, Dedication, Perseverance and Family.


Audiences will meet a remarkable, forward-thinking family on the cutting edge of the Industrial Revolution. Roebling shows how this project foreshadowed the 20th century in the huge ambition of the project itself, the revolutionary construction techniques developed by John Roebling, and in the recognition of the vital role that his daughter-in-law, Emily Roebling, played in the implementation of this enormous project.


Roebling is being produced by Theater To Go and is presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Museum as part of the yearlong NJ350 celebration. Roebling is written by Mark Violi; directed by Ruth Markoe; and includes an original score by Frank Grullon.


Secure on-site parking is available at the New Jersey State Museum. Tickets and more information is available at or (866)-701-2187.

May 24, 2014 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
New Jersey State Museum
CONTACT · 609-701-2187

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