MADISON, NJ -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will launch its 51st Season with J.M. Synge’s classic The Playboy of the Western World.   Performances continue through June 23rd at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison.   Individual tickets and discount ticket packages are now on sale and can be purchased by calling the box office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting www.ShakespeareNJ.org Ireland’s great playwright and poet J.M. Synge created a grand adventure with The Playboy of the Western World – part tall tale, part outrageous comedy and part bittersweet parable.  A young country lad’s transformation from beaten-down weakling to celebrated “playboy” captures the poetic heart of the wild Irish imagination in magnificent lyrical style.   Pictured:  (l to r) Matt Sullivan as Michael James Flaherty, owner of the country public–house and James Russell as Shawn Keogh who hopes to marry Michael James’ daughter.  Photo: ©Gerry Goodstein, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.