FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2013
Art Center to Host Shakespeare in the Garden this Summer
Summit, NJ: The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Next Stage Ensemble in two live performances of William Shakespeare’s Henry V and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, food and wine, and relax in the Art Center’s Garden. Each performance is an hour followed by a fifteen minute question and answer session with the cast.
Thursday, July 18 | 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Adapted and Directed by Shelby Hibbs
From Ted Hughe’s Tales of Ovid, the myths of Ancient Greece come vividly to life with a collection of tales that have shaped a culture.
Thursday, July 25 | 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Brian B. Crowe
Experience a commentary on patriotism, courage and the qualities that make a great leader and nation.
Tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance; non-members $12, members $8. For more information please visit us online at www.artcenternj.org/shakespeare.aspx or contact Cara Bramson, Director of Programs at (908) 273-9121 x213.
About the Next Stage Ensemble
The Next Stage Ensemble was created to foster the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Classic drama demands that actors are trained in this tradition. Participants work with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey resident directors and guest directors on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play and a short collection of scenes and vignettes from the classical canon. These productions tour to over 30 locations throughout the state—including libraries, retirement homes, and community centers. The plays are rehearsed and performed in repertory.
About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Founded in 1933, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio school and a thriving exhibition, education and programming schedule, the Art Center serves over 60,000 individuals from the tri-state region each year.
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