Friday, November 6, 2015

OPEN-CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE OF “DIARY OF ANNE FRANK” ANNOUNCED @ STNJ

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The Diary of Anne Frank

WHEN: Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m
WHERE:
The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, is located at 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road), in Madison
TICKETS: start at $32. For more information, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank will include an exclusive open-captioned performance. Open captioning is provided by c2 (caption coalition) inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company which utilizes Live Performance Captioning (sm) for Hard of Hearing and Deaf patrons at live theatrical and cultural events. During an open-captioned performance, the transcribed dialogue is prominently displayed on a screen for the entire audience. Audience members do not require individual equipment. 

The Diary of Anne Frank runs through November 21 at the Theatre’s Main Stage – the F. M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Nearly 75 years ago, a young girl in the Netherlands received a diary for her 13th birthday. Today, Anne Frank’s humor, strength, and innate goodness continue to shine forth from her words to inspire readers and audiences of all ages. The powerful story of her family’s will to survive comes to unforgettable life for a new generation in this adaptation of the Pulitzer, Tony, and Critic’s Circle Award-winning play.

One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation, serving 100,000 adults and children annually, The Shakespeare Theatre is New Jersey’s largest 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.

The acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus. The Outdoor Stage is located on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth and the Theatre’s support and education facility is in Florham Park.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional major support is received from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, CTW Foundation, The Samuel H. Scripps Foundation, and Drew University, as well as contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals. The 2015 Outdoor Stage production of Love’s Labour’s Lost is sponsored by Bank of America.