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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Annual Prop, Costume Sale Scheduled

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey logoThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison will hold its Costume, Prop, and Scenery Sale on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Theatre's production facility at 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Admission and parking are free.

This popular annual sale will feature one-of-a-kind items from the Theatre's prop, costume, and scenery stock and is a must-go-to event for those seeking costumes and unusual items for the Halloween season or for school productions. From gowns to masks, to decorative and furniture items, to scenic elements, to fabric remnants, something for everyone is there for everyone from bargain hunters to quilters to drama teachers. All items are priced to sell.

All proceeds from the sale benefit The Shakespeare Theatre's artistic and educational programs. Because The Shakespeare Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater, only 58 percent of the annual cost for its season of productions and educational programs is earned through ticket sales. The company relies on contributions from corporate, foundation, and government sources and donations from individuals to maintain its Main Stage, Outdoor Stage, and educational programming. Only with such support can The Shakespeare Theatre continue its high-impact initiatives such as Shakespeare LIVE!, which brings Shakespeare and other classic works to schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region; the Student Matinee Series, which offers middle and high-school students and teachers the opportunity to attend school-time performances of Main Stage productions; and the Summer Professional Training Program, which offers young actors, designers, technicians, and administrators hands-on professional training.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company whose Main Stage is located on the Drew University campus. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation, annually serving 100,000 adults and children, it is New Jersey's largest professional theater company dedicated solely to Shakespeare's canon and other world classics.

For more information on the sale, call 973-408-5600 or visit

October 13, 2013

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