LINCROFT – Brookdale Community College’s 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Lawn” series will return on July 13 to the Lincroft Campus, 765 Newman Springs Road. The performances will take place on the Great Lawn.
The shows will be held on Thursday to Sunday evenings starting at 7 p.m. from July 13 to July 23. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. Snacks will also be sold at the venue.
This year’s series will include William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a 16th century play focused on four interconnected storylines centered on the marriage between Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta.
According to director and Brookdale theater professor John Bukovec, this comedy is one of the most beloved and most popular.
“[It] is simply an enchanting story that celebrates love, marriage and true friendship,” said Bukovec. ““It is fun to direct, perform and, most importantly, to sit and watch with family, friends and loved ones on a beautiful summer night under the stars. Most people agree that this is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, and we invite community members of all ages to come and see why.”
The shows will feature 20 local actors and Brookdale theater students from Cliffwood Beach, East Brunswick, Freehold, Hazlet, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone Township, Monroe, Oceanport, Ocean Grove and Red Bank.
Performances can be cancelled due to inclement weather. The Brookdale Performing Arts Center Box office can be reached at (732) 224-2411.