Friday, July 30, 2010


Bring your chair or blanket, pack a picnic dinner or snacks and gather up the entire family to experience Shakespeare in the Park (no, not Central Park in New York City where you have to line up in the afternoon and then pray that you get a ticket—not to mention the money you spend on tolls and parking)! This park is Pleasant Valley Park on Valley Road in Basking Ridge, where a natural amphitheater provides the appropriate venue to see a play. And Macbeth is one of the Bard's most accessible tragedies—one you probably read in high school (at least your kid did). Besides, it's good and gory and comes complete with a trio of yucky witches (although I've seen them played by some sexy lady types) and a hero who has feet of clay. Too, it's one of Shakespeare's shortest plays and marches inexorably from opening post-battle scene to the bloody finish!

But, you have only 4 chances to see Trilogy Rep's Macbeth: Saturday, July 31, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 5, 6 & 7, at 8 PM. So mark your calendar and travel to the hills of Somerset County NJ (not England or London or even NYC) to brush up your Shakespeare!