The Next Stage Ensemble will perform “The Marriage of Figaro” in the parking lot behind the Berkeley Heights Public Library on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Adapted from the play by Pierre Beaumarchais and directed by Heather Robinson, this joyful romp about courtship, marriage and married life is a contagiously good time for the whole family. 

Figaro and Suzanne’s efforts to wed demand all of their wit, creativity, and passion as they attempt to thwart a not-so-noble Count’s attempts to seduce the would-be-bride and fend off a lawsuit that would force Figaro to marry the housekeeper.  They weave a plot that not only allows them to get married, but it helps the Count and Countess rediscover their own true love.   Aided by the incorrigible young Cherubin, the drunk gardener Antonio, and the pompous Doctor Bartholo, Figaro’s journey to the altar is a hilarious and madcap one.

Please bring your lawn chairs. The play will be performed behind the Library, which is located at 290 Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. In case of rain, stop by the library beforehand to find out the rain location. This free play is suitable for ages 8 and up and lasts about an hour. No registration required. For more information, go to or call (908) 464-9333.