The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present its annual free Picnic Series, featuring performances by The Theatre’s prestigious touring troupe, the Next Stage Ensemble.
WHEN: Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost will be presented on Saturday, July 16, at 5:30 PM, and Molière’s Tartuffe will be at 5:30 PM on Saturday, August 6. Each performance lasts one hour.
WHERE: Picnic Series performances are held on the lawn outside the F. M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison.
TICKETS: Performances of The Picnic Series are free of charge and patrons are invited to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. In the event of rain, the performance will be held in an indoor venue.
For more information, visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org or call 973.408.5600.
Love’s Labor’s Lost, Shakespeare’s delightful coming-of-age comedy, is a witty and hilarious ode to youthful aspirations, infatuations and follies. The young King of Navarre, and his three loyal friends, decide to dedicate themselves to the “noble pursuit of knowledge” for three full years, locking themselves away from all distraction—especially women. Their ambitious “ivory tower” is soon shaken, with the arrival of the lovely Princess of France and her three gamesome ladies-in-waiting. Filled with dazzling wordplay, strong comic characters and a few unexpected twists, Love’s Labor’s Lost not only charms, but also touches the heartstrings of young and old alike. Director Abigail Isaac (“As You Like It” tour, 2010) returns with an exciting new staging of this delicious Shakespeare confection.