New Jersey theater group to perform free outdoor plays

New Jersey residents can catch a free outdoor performance of a great comedy classic in Englewood, thanks to a local theater group.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2021, 1:54 AM

Updated 1,121 days ago

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New Jersey residents can catch a free outdoor performance of a great comedy classic in Englewood, thanks to a local theater group.
Actors with Black Box Performing Arts Center performed Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest” outside the Englewood Public Library on Tuesday - the first of three performances.
The nonprofit is staging both outdoor and socially distanced indoor productions.
Black Box is known for its summertime outdoor performances of Shakespeare. Last summer, the group brought entertainment to New Jersey outdoor venues during the pandemic’s early months. It will do so again this summer.
Its intimate performance space for indoor shows holds fewer than 40 audience members under New Jersey's current social distancing requirements. The theater limits each cast to four actors. Indoor performances require theatergoers to buy tickets.
Black Box Performing Arts Center will do two more performances of "The Importance of Being Earnest" outside the Englewood Public Library on May 25 and June 22. Later this summer, its free Shakespeare shows will take place at the Overpeck Park County Amphitheater.


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