The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents the acclaimed comedy Wittenberg as part of its play reading series
Friday, September 7, 2012 • 1:12pm
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey concludes its 2012 Lend Us Your Ears play reading series with the provocative comedy Wittenberg by David Davalos. The reading, which features a prestigious cast of Shakespeare Theatre company members and guest artists, will take place on Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Main Stage, the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
This script-in-hand reading will be followed by a talk-back session with the director, cast, and audience that will provide valuable feedback on the play and its potential for future production.
Filled with plot twists and sly wordplay, this clever and irreverent comedy portrays Doctor Faustus and Martin Luther as rival college professors vying for the allegiance and philosophical buy-in of their star pupil – Hamlet – who can’t decide on a major.
Of Wittenberg’s New York premiere, the Huffington Post said “‘to be or not to be’ never sounded so entertaining,” and The New York Times said “hilarity, thy name is ‘Wittenberg’.”
Tickets for the reading of Wittenberg are $15 for adults; student tickets are $10 each. For tickets, call the box office at 973-408-5600, visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Three productions remain in The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s 50th Anniversary Season. Playing on the Main Stage from September 12th to October 7th is Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, adapted by Neil Bartlett. Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, with lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh, begins performances on Oct. 17th. The season closes with Trelawny of the Wells by Arthur Wing Pinero which will run December 5 – 30th.