The Bard at Bell Works

The Bard at Bell Works

Apr 10, 2021 — Apr 25, 2021
Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733
Dates & Times
Apr 16Apr 17Apr 18Apr 23Apr 24Apr 25

Event Description

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center has joined The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) to celebrate the work of William Shakespeare, just in time for his 457th birthday. “The Bard at Bell Works” takes place on the Bell Works campus in Holmdel, NJ and will feature performances by the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT), the Madison-based Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the students of the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy (APAA). Since January last year, AXCBT and APAA have shared a studio at Bell Works, under the direction of Gabriel Chajnik, a Julliard-trained dancer and choreographer.


A part of the New Jersey Theater Alliance’s STAGES Festival, “The Bard at Bell Works” will run three weekends, beginning performances on April 11 and concluding on April 25. The festival includes three iterations of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: an abridged version of the original play performed by the Shakespeare LIVE! touring company of STNJ; a reimagining of the ballet, choreographed by Chajnik and danced by the professional members of AXCBT; and finally a free screening of the 1935 Max Reinhart film starring Mickey Rooney.