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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                                             February 14, 2014

 

New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s
Stages Festival presents
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey traveling company
Shakespeare LIVE performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream
at Burlington County Library Headquarters
on Friday, March 28 at 7pm

The New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday, March 28 at 7pm. This event is part of the New Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival that provides discounted and free theatre performances, workshops and events for all ages throughout the month of March. Admission is free, however registration for each attendee is required.

When starry-eyed young lovers and zany would-be actors cross paths with mischief-making fairies in a magical forest, the result is one of the world’s most uproarious comedies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the ideal “first Shakespeare” for elementary grades, and a riotous roller-coaster ride for teens and adults alike.

The Stages Festival is a statewide program offering free and discounted tickets to performances, workshops, classes and events at the state’s professional theatres, partner performing arts centers, as well as libraries, schools, senior centers and museums.  The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible and fun. 

All across the state, patrons will receive free and discounted tickets to over 100 performances and special events, including classes, and workshops for all ages.  Since its inception 17 years ago, the program has served over 80,000 people.

While most of these events are offered free of charge, there may be a low-priced admission charge for adults, and reservations are necessary for most events.  For more information, or to make a reservation, call (609) 267-9660 x3080 or register online at www.bcls.lib.nj.us.  Burlington County Library Headquarters is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060.  To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit www.stagesfestival.org.

Founded in 1981, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation and audience development. The Alliance provides member theatres and arts patrons a wide range of supportive services and programs, assists member theatres in their growth and development – as well as in the promotion of their programs – helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides a variety of services to enhance their theatre-going experience. 

The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional program sponsors are Bank of America and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

Additional program support has been provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The HMS Foundation, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, The George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation, Prudential Foundation, The Smart Family Foundation, Springpoint Senior Living Foundation and The Victoria Foundation.

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