Volunteer Open House to be held Thursday, May 15

MADISON, NJ — The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and its gift shop for the Theatre’s 2014 Season which begins May 28th.  The Shakespeare Theatre will hold a Volunteer Open House on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison.  Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this open house to learn about the 2014 Season from Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, mingle with veteran volunteers, meet the professional management staff, and find out more about the Theatre’s volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 973-408-3694 or email


The Theatre welcomes volunteers 16 years and older. In return for their work, volunteers receive ticket vouchers redeemable for admissions to The Theatre’s productions throughout the season.   Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees beginning May 28th 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 18th through July 17th.  For a full schedule, more information, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Lèna Chilingerian at 973-408-3694 or Information about The Shakespeare Theatre can be found online at


The Theatre’s 52nd anniversary season includes six Main Stage productions at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, George Bernard Shaw’s Revolutionary War drama The Devil’s Disciple, Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte’s new adaptation of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist, the New Jersey premiere of Wittenberg, and the Bard’s Henry VIII and Much Ado About Nothing. This summer, Moliere’s The Learned Ladies will be performed on the Outdoor Stage—the Greek amphitheater on the campus of The College of Saint Elizabeth in Florham Park.


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 largest 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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