Grant Aleksander
Grant Aleksander
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will launch its third annual "Lend Us Your Ears" play reading series on Monday, March 12 at 7pm with David Blixt's new play Eve of Ides.

The piece, which will be directed by Rick Sordelet and feature former Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander, imagines Caesar, Brutus, and Mark Antony on the night before Caesar's assassination, debating politics, family, history, and the future. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The series will also include readings of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part Two (July 16, 7pm) and David Davalos' provocative comedy Wittenberg (September 24, 7pm). Each reading will be followed by a talk-back session with the director, cast and audience.

For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org.