Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees. Presenters include a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and two high-profile newscasters and commentators.

Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for all events are general admission.

These Drew Forum speakers are generously supported by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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September 2018

Buried Child

September 19 - October 7
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama marks the first time that The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a play by Sam Shepard, who sadly passed away last year. A stunning allegory about America, Buried Child is a darkly funny and disturbing depiction of the American dream gone wrong. In homage to this groundbreaking playwright, we are thrilled to bring this modern American classic to life.

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 27 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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$10

Water by the Spoonful

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Physically and emotionally broken after serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to his North Philadelphia home, where he not only has to face his own demons, but also cope with those of various characters connected by familial bonds and an online drug recovery support group. In its vivid portrayal of trauma and recovery, this 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

By Quiara Alegría Hudes | Directed by Cristina Martinez C’19

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October 2018
Free

Plays in Progress

October 3 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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Free

Plays in Progress

October 10 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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$10

King Lear

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 19 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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$10

King Lear

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students.

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics, performed in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom among his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast.

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Charley’s Aunt

October 24 - November 18
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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It’s high time to unleash this utterly delightful British farce, complete with improbable disguise, young lovers and an unflappable butler. Part Oscar Wilde, part Fawlty Towers, with a dash of South American spice.

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Free

Plays in Progress

October 24 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

Find out more »
Free

Plays in Progress

October 31 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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November 2018
$10

Out of the Box Festival

November 1 - December 1
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Exact dates and times TBD.

Off-off-Broadway comes to Drew in our premiere Out of the Box Festival. The program consists of new student work, existing plays and choreographic pieces, all meant to promote collaboration and experimentation, especially between theatre and dance. Out of the Box enables students to perform challenging work outside their comfort zones in a supportive process, without the pressures of full production.

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Free

Plays in Progress

November 7 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

Find out more »
Free

Plays in Progress

November 14 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

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December 2018

The Winter’s Tale

December 5 - December 30
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holiday season and what it represents at its core.

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