The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is extending the run of its critically acclaimed comedy "Tovarich" through Sept. 1, the theater has announced
Added performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29; Friday, Aug. 30; and Saturday, Aug. 31; and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1.
“Our audiences and the critics have raved about this production and we are thrilled to be able to extend its run so that even more people can experience this rarely-produced and extraordinary theatrical gem,” Shakespeare Theatre Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte said in a news release. “There has not been a significant revival of 'Tovarich' in more than 50 years, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is the only theatre in the nation and perhaps the world where this play can be seen! It’s a special gift for our audiences and I am delighted by the enormously enthusiastic response that it’s getting.”
Written by Jacques Deval in 1933 and adapted in 1935 by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning writer Robert E. Sherwood, the "long forgotten" piece tells the tale of an indomitable Russian grand duchess and her dashing prince of a husband living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution, the release says.
Performances of "Tovarich" take place at The Shakespeare Theatre’s Main Stage – The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Ave. in Madison, on the campus of Drew University. Tickets range from $42 to $70; student rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to curtain for $15. For tickets or more information call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.