Friday, March 29, 2013

SHAKESPEARE’S TALE OF BITTERSWEET LOVE, LOSS & BETRAYAL @ ACTORS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY IN JERSEY CITY

THE WINTER’S TALE
by William Shakespeare

WHEN:  April 4-21, Fridays at 7:30 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM
WHERE:
NJCU’s West Side Theater, 285 West Side Avenue in Jersey City
TICKETS: $20, seniors $15, students $10
BUY TICKETS HERE

Wednesday and Thursday matinees are available for school groups by calling 201.822.1623.
For more information,call ASC at NJCU at 201.200.2390 or visit www.ascnj.org.

A jealous tyrant, a queen on trial, two simple shepherds, young romance, a divine oracle, a singing con man and one hungry, hungry bear make The Winter’s Tale a magical journey of loss, renewal and the promise of spring.

Bethany Reeves, director of ASC’s 2007 hit King John, directs The Winter's Tale.  “Shakespeare is exploring the territory of myth and fairy tale, “ says Reeves. “He tells a story full of magic and wonder with a warm, human heart.”

BARD BANTER, lively group discussions between audience and the cast, will be held after matinee performances on April 6, 13 and 20

The cast of The Winter’s Tale includes ASC resident artists Elizabeth Belonzi, Terence MacSweeny, James Rana, Artistic Director Colin Ryan, and ASC newcomers Gabriel Fuentes, Shannon Harris, John Xavier Miller, Bradley Mott, Chelsea Niven and David Price.

ASC at NJCU's main stage, the 125-seat West Side Theater, is conveniently near Culver Avenue (on the NJCU campus), just minutes from Routes 440, 1-9 and 78.  There is ample parking in the University's lot #3 on West Side Avenue.  Public transportation is available by bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and Journal Square in Jersey City; and by Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to West Side Avenue.   For further directions, visit ascnj.org
The West Side Theater is wheelchair accessible.  Large print programs and assisted listening devices are available.  For more information and requests, call 201-200-2390. 

ASC at NJCU became the University’s theatrical company-in-residence in 2008, making NJCU only the fourth institution of higher education in New Jersey to be affiliated with a professional theatre company.  The collaboration between the company, which is in its thirteenth season, and NJCU began in 2005.  Since that time, NJCU and ASC at NJCU have partnered to present professional classical theatre to both the NJCU and wider Jersey City communities and NJCU faculty and students have been regularly involved in ASC productions and workshops. 

ASC at NJCU works through the NJCU Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, and is supported in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey City University and contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

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