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The Shakespeare Theatre Presents 'The Devil's Disciple'

The play follows the black sheep character as he becomes embroiled with a local minister.

Judith Anderson (Elizabeth A. Davis) refuses to abandon Richard, even as the British Sergeant (Sheffield Chastain) orders her to step aside. Photo by: Jerry Dalia, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Judith Anderson (Elizabeth A. Davis) refuses to abandon Richard, even as the British Sergeant (Sheffield Chastain) orders her to step aside. Photo by: Jerry Dalia, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Theater fans now have a way to celebrate the 4th of July thanks to the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

The theater company is bringing the Revolutionary-War production "The Devil's Disciple" to its stage just in time to ring in Independence Day and the 350th anniversary of the New Jersey charter.

Performances have already begun and take place at F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. at Lancaster Road, and will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

The play takes place in 1777 with Richard “Dick” Dudgeon being the devil's disciple and black sheep of his family. Dudgeon gets caught in a web of conflict with minister Anthony Anderson when he returns home for the reading of his father's will, causing both men to question the real meaning of honor.

Tickets are $25 for all preview performances and $32 for all regular performances, and may be purchased by calling the box office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting www.ShakespeareNJ.org.

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