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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Seeks Volunteers for 2010 Season; Volunteer Open House to be held Monday, May 10

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and the Theatre's gift shop during the 2010 Season which begins in June. The Shakespeare Theatre will hold a Volunteer Open House on Monday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, in Madison. Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this open house to learn more about The Shakespeare Theatre and volunteer opportunities, and to meet the professional management staff and mingle with veteran volunteers. For more information, call 973-408-3694 or email shouston@ShakespeareNJ.org

In return for each performance a volunteer works, they receive a ticket voucher good for one admission throughout the season. Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees beginning June 2 at The Theatre's Main Stage - the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. Volunteers are also needed for the Theatre's production on its Outdoor Stage - the Greek Theatre on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, running June 23 through August 1. For a full schedule, more information, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Suzanne Houston at 973-408-3694 or shouston@shakespearenj.org. Information about The Shakespeare Theatre can be found online at ShakespeareNJ.org.

The 2010 Main Stage Season includes William Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew (June 2 through June 27); George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man (July 7 through August 1); Harold Pinter's No Man's Land (August 11 through August 29); All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (September 15 through October 10); The Lion in Winter by James Goldman (October 20 - November 14); and I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith (December 1 - January 2).

The Shakespeare Theatre will once again present Shakespeare under-the-stars at its Outdoor Stage - the Greek Theatre at the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station. Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters will run June 23 through August 1.

For more information about volunteering, contact Suzanne Houston at 973-408-3694 or shouston@shakespearenj.org

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Main Stage, the 308-seat F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, is conveniently located in Madison at 36 Madison Avenue (Route 124) at Lancaster Road (on the Drew University campus), just minutes from Routes 287, 78 and 10. Parking is free. The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre is barrier free with access into the theatre via a ramp and elevator access to all floors. Wheelchair seating and transfer seating is available. Braille and large print programs are available. Infrared listening devices are available free of charge. Some performances are audio described, captioned and sign-language interpreted. Contact the theatre for more information. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org

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 only 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.

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