McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ is recognized as one of the nation's leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.
Artistic Director Emily Mann directs the tragic story of Egypt’s star-crossed lovers. Esau Pritchett joins the cast as Antony opposite Nicole Ari Parker, who takes on the role of Cleopatra, Egypt’s last queen.
I think it’s important to read with a generous spirit. If you’re going to pick up a book and say, ‘I’ll never be that good,’ well, it’s not about you. Just celebrate the fact that anyone’s that good. When I read something great, I know I’ll never be that good. But the fact that anyone can be that good is beautiful to me.
No matter what McCarter Theatre audiences think of the play, one thing they all seem to agree on is the set. As soon they enter the Matthews or Berlind theaters, the oohs and ahs begin….On a recent spring day, in the McCarter production shops at 744 Alexander Street, West Windsor – an old Bohren’s Moving and Storage facility re-outfitted since 2003 – McCarter’s Technical Director Chris Nelson and Prop Master Michele Sammarco are juggling demands for The Figaro Plays.
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Last Thursday in the Matthews Theatre during a volunteer training session for the upcoming Special Olympics USA Games (taking place in New Jersey!), event organizers used interactive theater to train and motivate volunteers with a play that talked about the sensitivities related to working with athletes with special needs. So inspiring! Take a read: