Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Holds Volunteer Open House, 4/26

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Holds Volunteer Open House, 4/26

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and the Theatre's gift shop for the Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season which begins May 30th.  The Shakespeare Theatre will hold a Volunteer Open House on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, in Madison.   Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this open house to find out more about The Shakespeare Theatre and volunteer opportunities; meet the professional management staff; mingle with veteran volunteers; and to learn about the 2012 Season from Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte.  For more information, call 973-408-3694.

In return for their work, volunteers receive ticket vouchers good for admissions throughout the season.   Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees beginning May 30th at The Theatre's Main Stage – the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison.  Volunteers are also needed for the Theatre's production on its Outdoor Stage – the Greek Theatre on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, running June 20 through July 29.  For a full schedule, more information, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Janice McCrostie at 973-408-3694 or jmccrostie@shakespearenj.org.  Information about The Shakespeare Theatre can be found online at ShakespeareNJ.org.  

The 2012 Main Stage Season includes Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One (May 30 through June 24); The Liar by David Ives; adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille (July 4 through July 29); Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare (August 8 through August 26); Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist adapted by Neil Bartlett (September 12 through October 7); Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman with lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh (October 17 – November 18); and Trelawny of the Wells by Arthur Wing Pinero (December 5 – 30).    

The Shakespeare Theatre will once again present Shakespeare under-the-stars at its Outdoor Stage – the Greek Theatre at the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station.  William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors will run June 20 through July 29. 

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Main Stage, the 308-seat F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, is conveniently located in Madison at 36 Madison Avenue (Route 124) at Lancaster Road (on the Drew University campus), just minutes from Routes 287, 78 and 10. Parking is free.   The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre is barrier free with access into the theatre via a ramp and elevator access to all floors.   Wheelchair seating and transfer seating is available.  Braille and large print programs are available.   Infrared listening devices are available free of charge.  Some performances are audio described, captioned and sign-language interpreted.  Contact the theatre for more information.   For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org 

The acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation, serving 100,000 adults and children annually, it is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated solely to Shakespeare's canon and other world classics. Through its distinguished productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

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