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April 23, 2014

 To me, fair friend, you never can be old/For as you were when first your eye I eyed/
Such seems your beauty still ~

 Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare!  To us, You never can be old.   His words, his wit, and his understanding of all it means to be human are all as profound as the first time we met him, as beautiful as when he wrote it all down.  Here’s to another 450.

As everyone celebrates Wm Shakespeare’s birthday, Shakespeare ’70 is beginning rehearsals for his romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.  The Italian island of Sicily in 1870 is the backdrop for men returning home from battle, a young love match — and the reunion of Beatrice and Benedick, the couple who cannot meet without engaging in a war of words…. 

A very special anniversary production.  We’re a part of the regular theatrical season now at the Kelsey Theatre – subscribers are already reserving tickets for our show.  We need you to join them, and us.  Thanks to the support and attendance of friends like you, this will be our 45th Summer Shakespeare!  It’s not quite 450 years, but we’re proud all the same, and your support makes it all possible.  So, come to our birthday party. 

We return to the popular KelseyTheatre on the campus of MercerCountyCommunity College with performances on: June 13 & 14 and June 20 & 21 at 8 pm, & June 15 and 22 at 2 pm. 

Saturday, June 14th will be a celebration of our “Alumni”; we’re inviting anyone, from our past or present, that has been a part of cast or crew on a S’70 show to see the show that night.  Our treasure-trove of a Silent Auction is coming too!  You can follow this and all announcements about the show and other Fund-Raising on Facebook, or at 

The Years are sometimes hard.  Have you enjoyed our Fall shows, most recently at the West Windsor Arts Center?  Critically praised and enthusiastically received, we bring you our best.  Our December production of Noel Coward’s The Vortex was hit very hard by this Winter’s raging.  PLEASE help us to recover with a donation today.  Your gift has never been more precious to us.  Can you consider one of the levels listed on the reverse?  Know that whatever amount you can give will help us keep Shakespeare ’70, and the great works of classic and contemporary drama, alive.  We’ll thank you in our program.

So do join us this June in sunny Sicily, and on behalf of the actors and dedicated volunteers at Shakespeare ’70, we thank you for your patronage.  Your support is a gift to us all!


 John F. Erath, Ph.D. / Executive Director