SUMMIT, NJ - Back by popular demand, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host Shakespeare in the Garden. This summer, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Next State Ensemble will perform Romeo & Juliet and The Triumph of Love in the Art Center’s Garden. Each performance is an hour followed by a question and answer session with the cast. Also in July, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s resident company will present an evening of favorite songs from the silver screen and the golden age to today.  Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, food and wine. In the event of inclement weather, the performances will be held in the Art Center’s Main Gallery.

Shakespeare in the Garden:

Thursday, July 9 | 7:00 pm

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Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Thursday, August 6 | 7:00 pm

The Triumph of Love by Pierre de Marivaux

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 or contact Cara Bramson, Director of Programs at (908) 273-9121 x213.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre:

Tuesday, July 23 | 7:00 pm

Cabaret: Music of the Movies

To purchase tickets visit Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre’s ticketing site. $20 advance; $25 at the door.

Art Center Members: $15, call 908.273.9121 or e-mail for the discount count code.

About the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

For more than 80 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization, the Art Center’s renowned studio school, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors and people with special needs every year.