Arts & Entertainment

Free Shakespeare in the Park in Westfield Aug. 31 to Sept. 1

e42fee7f98265acadc07_macbethblood.jpg.w560h630.jpg
37c16a552a707c4c1004_masks.jpg
e42fee7f98265acadc07_macbethblood.jpg.w560h630.jpg
WESTFIELD, NJ --Troupe of Friends and the Westfield Recreation Dept. will present three free performances of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 31, September 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. in Mindowaskin Park in downtown Westfield.
 
The play, directed by Joseph Penczak, follows the murderous path Macbeth carves out in order to become King of Scotland. Intrigued by the prophecy of three witches who announce he will become king, and spurred on by his fiendish wife to destroy all those who stand in his way, the play dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.
 
Macbeth attains the crown, but his hold remains tenuous, as those around him come to believe he committed unspeakable deeds to obtain the throne.
 
 
The production, set in Medieval Scotland, features 19 actors from throughout New Jersey. Troupe of Friends has mounted free Shakespeare-in-the-park productions since 2006, and was recently nominated for three "Perry Awards" - prestigious recognition from the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters. 
 
Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, performances will be held indoors at the Community Room, 425 E. Broad St. All performances are free, and donations are gladly accepted. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Another Car Smashes into CVS on Morris Avenue in Union

April 22, 2018

UNION, NJ – For the third time in the past year, a car hit the CVS building at 2287 Morris Avenue at the corner of Commerce Avenue.

Union firefighters responded to a call at the CVS at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday.  According to Fire Chief Mike Scanio, a car had struck the building. The Union Fire Department Special Operations Team along with a township construction official ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

Travels Spotlight: New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Union Catholic's 'Peacemakers in Progress' Again Is a Great Success

April 22, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic hosted its annual Peacemakers in Progress event on Tuesday as seventh graders engaged with student leaders from UC in a workshop that combined fun activities with group discussions designed to build confidence and avoid conflict.

The seventh grade students that attended were from from St. Theresa in Kenilworth, St. Joseph the Carpenter in Roselle, Holy ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

The History of Hanson Park and Surrounding ...

Education

Tue, April 24, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Lenore Raphael Presents Ellington and More at ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_343f4e7d32430a1ca3f1_renoir4

Wed, April 25, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Pierre-August Renoir: The Joys of Life at ...