In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s great dramatic homage to small-town American life, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is offering young people, ages 18 and under, $20 tickets to the critically-acclaimed production of Our Town. READ OUR REVIEW.
Our Town is a play that should be seen by everyone, especially young people, said Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. “It is as formative and informative a play about love and life as any of the world’s greatest classics, and in this day and age, it provides an even more important perspective than ever. This special ticket offer for young people is our attempt to encourage parents to bring their kids to this show. It is a perfect prelude to the Thanksgiving season for families. Filled with all things that occupy our hearts and minds, particularly when we are young, Our Town is our Thanksgiving gift to our audience members of all ages.”
Young adult tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
Our Town continues through November 17th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Shakespeare Theatre’s revival of Our Town has been praised as “superb” and “powerfully gripping.” Real-life couple and Shakespeare Theatre veterans Nisi Sturgis and Jordan Coughtry give “wholesome, heartfelt portrayals” of the play’s central couple, Emily Webb and George Gibbs.
STNJ_Our Town_IMG_0457Philip Goodwin (right) portrays the enigmatic Stage Manager “with grandfatherly affection as well as palpable pride in an ordinary neighborhood whose history he is determined to honor.”
Single tickets for Our Town are now on sale and range from $20 to $61. Student Rush tickets are available a half-hour before curtain for $15 with a valid student ID. For tickets, call the box office at 973-408-5600, visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org or email@example.com.
For no more than the cost of a regular ticket, Symposium Series performances are offered for each show and include a post-play discussion with the cast and artistic staff. Remaining Symposium performance for Our Town will be Saturday, November 2nd at 2 p.m.
The 2:00 p.m. performance on November 2nd will be audio described for those who are blind or have visual impairments. Audio description enables patrons with visual impairments to hear, through an FM transmitter, a live description of the action on the stage. A pre-performance sensory seminar is offered that allows patrons to feel props, costumes and set pieces to further enhance their live theatrical experience. The service is offered free of charge.
An exclusive open-captioned performance will be offered Sunday, November 10th at 2 p.m. Captioning will be provided by c2 (caption coalition) inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company which utilizes Live Performance Captioning (sm) for Hard of Hearing and Deaf patrons at live theatrical and cultural events. For tickets or for more information, call the box office at 973-408-5600 or visitwww.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. Contact the theatre for more information.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.