Pinter, Goldman, Shaw and the Bard Are Planned for Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Season

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2010 season, which will begin in June and continue through early January 2011, will include Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and All's Well That Ends Well, plus works by Harold Pinter, Bernard Shaw, James Goldman and more.

The season will open with artistic director Bonnie J. Monte's production of Shrew. The 2010 season marks Monte's 20th season; she joined The Shakespeare Theatre (formerly known as The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival) as artistic director in October 1990.

The slate includes an outdoor production of Carlo Goldoni's zany comedy The Servant of Two Masters on the campus of The College of St. Elizabeth in Morris Township, NJ. Performances will play June 23-Aug. 1. Jason King Jones directs.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Main Stage is the 308-seat F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, located in Madison, NJ, at 36 Madison Avenue (Route 124) at Lancaster Road (on the Drew University campus).

For the holidays, the company will present the East Coast premiere of Dodie Smith's British romantic comedy I Capture the Castle. Most famous for her novel "The Hundred and One Dalmatians," Smith's first novel was "I Capture the Castle," which she then adapted for the stage. This 1930s coming-of-age classic "is perfect for family audiences and is full of colorful Bohemian characters, wit, wisdom, a fabulous crumbling castle, and a strong dose of love," according to production notes. Cameron Watson will direct. Performances will play Dec. 1, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

Here's the 2010 Main Stage season at a glance: The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's comic battle of the sexes, directed by Bonnie J. Monte, June 2-27.

Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw's 1894 comedy about war, romance and heroism, directed by associate artistic director Joe Discher, July 7-Aug. 1.

The Caretaker, Harold Pinter's dark comedy, Aug. 11-29.

All's Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare's comedy directed by longtime company member Stephen Fried, Sept. 15-Oct. 10.

The Lion in Winter, James Goldman's domestic comedy about the family of Henry II, King of England in 1183, directed by veteran company member Paul Mullins, Oct. 20-Nov. 14.

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