Union County, NJ – This week, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to bring the third performance in the free Shakespeare in the Park tour of ROMEO AND JULIET to Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
Pack a blanket or lawn chairs and head out to Oak Ridge Park this Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy the most famous love story ever written, featuring The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Next Stage Ensemble performing ROMEO AND JULIET. This performance is sponsored in part by Whole Food Market Clark, who will be at the park on Thursday with free healthy snacks and drinks for those who attend.
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has been a favorite of audiences for over 400 years.
“This summer’s tour of Romeo and Juliet in our parks provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to experience the most beloved playwright who ever lived,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.
In the hot summer streets of Verona, two idealistic teens discover love in a society consumed by senseless brutality. Filled with witty wordplay, lyric poetry, and flashy swordfights, “Romeo and Juliet” remains one of the most gripping and moving tragedies by William Shakespeare.
In the words of the Bard himself, “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
The final three performances in the Shakespeare in the Park tour of “Romeo and Juliet” are:
- Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in Clark (This performance is sponsored in part by Whole Foods Market Clark.)
- Monday, August 3 at 7 p.m. at Echo Lake Park, Mountainside
- Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park, Clark
For more information or for a complete listing of summer events visit ucnj.org.