September 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will hold a Costume, Prop and Furniture Sale on Sunday, October 21st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Theatre’s administration and production facility, 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Admission and parking is free.
The sale will feature one-of-a-kind items from the Theatre’s prop, costume, and furniture collections and is a must-go event for those seeking costumes and usual items for Halloween, as well as drama teachers, bargain hunters and crafts people. From gowns to masks, to decorative and furniture items, to scenic elements, to fabric remnants, there is sure to be something for everyone. All items are priced to sell.
All proceeds from the sale benefit The Shakespeare Theatre’s artistic and educational programs. As a not-for-profit regional theatre, only approximately 58% of the annual cost to produce The Shakespeare Theatre season and educational programs is earned through ticket sales. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey relies on contributions from corporate, foundation, and government sources and donations from individuals to maintain its Main Stage, Outdoor Stage and educational programming. Only with such support can The Shakespeare Theatre continue its education programs such as Shakespeare LIVE! which tours one-hour versions of Shakespeare and other classic works to schools throughout the region; the Student Matinee Series which offers middle and high-school students and teachers the opportunity to attend school-time performances of Main Stage productions; and the Summer Professional Training Program which offers young actors, designers, technicians, and administrators hands-on professional training during an intensive 11-week summer program.
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 largest 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.