Monday, June 13, 2011


I love Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s outdoor productions. The Greek Amphitheatre on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station is a beautiful place to watch theater. Bring a picnic and a blanket (or a stadium chair for your back) and watch the madcap meanderings of four daft people and a raft of fairies as they make mischief in the forest. Bring the kids; the performance is 90 minutes and involves lots of physical comedy. They’ll love it…and you’ve introduced them to Shakespeare!

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Cameron Watson

WHEN: June 22 - July 31; 4:30 PM twilight performances on select Saturdays and Sundays in addition to 8:15 PM performances Tuesdays through Sundays
Greek Amphitheatre, College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road in Morris Township, Convent Station
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TICKETS: $33 for adults and $17 for young people under 17.  Children under 5 go free
For tickets or more information, call the box office at 973.408.5600 or visit Groups of 10 or more save up to 25% off the regular ticket price.  

STNJ’s annual Outdoor Stage production at the Greek amphitheater at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township will feature the world's most popular comedy. This newly conceived, exuberant, 90-minute production will be perfect for children and families of all ages and will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Outdoor Stage in jubilant style. All ages will enjoy the antics of the fantastical characters that populate the magical forest in Shakespeare’s comedy—from the mischievous spirit Puck, to the whimsical fairies, to the spellbound young lovers, to the hysterical “rude mechanicals” who want to put on a play, to Nick Bottom, the weaver, who wants to perform all the roles.   

Sneak a peek @ an Outdoor Stage production here

Picnicking on the expansive lawn surrounding the theater is welcomed.  Audience members may bring their own food and beverages, or purchase snacks and soft drinks on-site. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or low beach chair. Stadium seats are available for rental for $3.00 while supplies last. Complimentary hand-held fans will be provided courtesy of Air Group Heating and Air Conditioning Co., while supplies last.  Seating is general admission.


  • Know The Show
    On the second Thursday of each show's run, STNJ presents an insightful pre-performance talk by a Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey artist, providing fascinating background information and an expert's perspective on the play that follows.

    June 30th, 8:15 PM

    General admission: $5
    Subscribers: $4
    For more information or to make reservations, visit the Box Office or call
    973.408.5600. Not available for sale online.
  • Symposium Performances
    Join lively post-performance discussions about the play with actors,
    directors and artistic staff.

    June 28th, 8:15 PM • July 2nd, 8:15 PM • July 9th, 8:15 PM