Wednesday, September 12, 2012


By David Davalos

WHEN: Monday, September 24, at 7 PM
Shakespeare Theatre’s Main Stage, the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison
TICKETS: $15 for adults and $10 for students.
For tickets or more information, call the box office at 973.408.5600 or visit

The “Lend Us Your Ears” reading features prestigious actors and provides audience members the opportunity to offer opinions on plays under consideration for production. This script-in-hand reading will be followed by a talk-back session with the director, cast, and audience that will provide valuable feedback on the play and its potential for future production.   

Filled with plot twists and sly wordplay, this clever and irreverent comedy portrays Doctor Faustus and Martin Luther as rival college professors vying for the allegiance and philosophical buy-in of their star pupil – Hamlet – who can’t decide on a major. 

Of Wittenberg’s New York premiere, the Huffington Post said “‘to be or not to be’ never sounded so entertaining,” and The New York Times said “hilarity, thy name is ‘Wittenberg’.”

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

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 only 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.