New Jersey Stage

Thursday, August 8, 2013

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY PRESENTS "TOVARICH"

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2013 Season continues with the provocative romantic comedy Tovarich. This long-forgotten treasure, by French playwright Jacques Deval, and adapted by the great American author Robert E. Sherwood, begins performances on August 7th at The Shakespeare Theatre's Main Stage The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Tickets range from $35 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 .

Written by Jacques Deval in 1933, Tovarich was adapted in 1935 by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning writer Robert E. Sherwood, author of numerous plays including Idiot's Delight and Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Rarely-seen since the first half of the 20th century, this delightful piece tells the improbable tale of an indomitable Russian Grand Duchess and her dashing Prince of a husband living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution.

Pictured: Happy to have positions as servants to the Duponts, Jon Barker as Prince Mikal Alexandrovitch Ouratieff pledges his love to his wife, Grand Duchess Tatiana Ptrovna played by Carly Street. Photo: Gerry Goodstein, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.