Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, 6/20-7/29
Continuing the celebration of its 50th Anniversary Season, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present a slapstick comedy on its Outdoor Stage – the Theatre's enormously popular annual summer venue for family theatre-going under-the-stars.
Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors begins performances on June 20th and continues through July 29st. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:15 p.m. with additional twilight shows on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. at the amphitheatre on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road (off Madison Avenue/Rt. 124) in Morris Township. This replica of an ancient Greek theatre nestled into the hillside of the bucolic campus offers a theatrical event unique on the East Coast. Tickets range from $27 - $33 for adults; tickets for ages 17 and under are $15. For tickets or more information, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group discounts.
The Outdoor Stage is generously supported by Bank of America. A partner of The Outdoor Stage since 2004, their continued support has helped make The Shakespeare Theatre's Outdoor Stage one of the most unique and anticipated summer theatrical events in the region.
The large lawn surrounding the Theatre is ideal for picnicking. Audience members may bring their own food and beverages, or purchase snacks and soft drinks on-site. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs into the amphitheatre. Stadium seats are available for rental for $3.00 while supplies last. Complimentary hand-held fans will be provided courtesy of Air Group Heating and Air Conditioning Co., while supplies last. Seating is general admission.
The Comedy of Errors, a family-friendly, 95-minute version of the Bard's hilarious comedy is directed by Jason King Jones who also directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) and The Servant of Two Masters on the Outdoor Stage. Two sets of identical twins, mistaken identities, outrageous characters and a madcap chase sequence (to rival all chase sequences!) conspire to make this caper a thrill for children and adults of all ages.
"We want to guarantee that people of all ages can help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary Season" said The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte. "What better way than to invite family audiences to the incredibly beautiful setting of our Outdoor Stage for a delightful evening of class comedy? We are so grateful to the College of St. Elizabeth, our gracious host, for making it possible for this wonderful, 6-week event to occur each year."