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Robert Cuccioli to Star in Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Man of La Mancha logo
Robert Cuccioli
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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has announced the productions set for its 2012 season, which will include the musical Man of La Mancha (October 17-November 18), starring Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, and directed by the company's artistic director, Bonnie J. Monte.

Opening the season will be Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One (May 30-June 24), directed by Joseph Discher. Then, the theater will present Pierre Corneille's French farce The Liar (July 4-29) in an adaptation by David Ives directed by Paul Mullins. Monte will direct Measure for Measure (August 8-August 26). The season's annual Outdoor Stage production at the Greek amphitheater at the College of St. Elizabeth will be The Comedy of Errors (June 20-July 29), directed by Jason King Jones.

Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (September 12-October 7) will launch the fall portion of the season, in a production directed by Brian B. Crowe. Following the above-mentioned Man of La Mancha, the season will close with Arthur Wing Pinero's romantic comedy Trelawny of the Wells (December 5-30).

The season will also include a selection of special events including dramatic readings Something Wicked This Way Comes and Something Merry This Way Comes and the play reading series Lend Us Your Ears.


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