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‘Oedipus Rex’ reading kicks off Centenary Stage Co.’s ‘What Is Truth?’ Series:

Partly as a response to living through a time in history when truth itself is under siege, the Centenary Stage Company is presenting a series called “What Is Truth? And Does It Matter?” It begins with a free staged reading of — and discussion about — Sophocles’ classic tragedy “Oedipus Rex” at the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Master classes have already been presented in anticipation of the readings, but are not mandatory.

Future installments of “What Is Truth?,” which is part of the Gates Ferry Lecture Series, will include a staged reading of scenes from Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” Nov. 14 at Lackland’s Sitnik Theatre, and a full production of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People from Feb. 15 to March 3 at the Sitnik Theatre. The “King Lear” reading will be preceded by a TedX Talk on the subject of “What Is Truth? And Does It Matter?” For more information, visit

The series was conceived and is being led by Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso, who are married, and who have both taught at Centenary University and taken part in Centenary Stage Company productions (in February and March, Kim co-starred in CSC’s “Art,” which was directed by Occhiogrosso).

I recently talked to both of them, by phone, about the series: (READ FULL ARTICLE)

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Centenary Stage Company Receives Grant from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Centenary Stage Company has received a grant of $20,000 from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for the 2017 - 18 Season.  The grant will cover general operating expenses during Centenary Stage Company's 2017 - 18 season.

For more than 40 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions which transcend self interest and promote a sustainable future. We focus on issues critical to our home state of New Jersey, and organizations that have a direct and meaningful impact here.

Working with nonprofit, community, government, and business leaders to imagine a better New Jersey, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation funds Arts, Education, Environment and Informed Communities initiatives that are innovative and promote collaboration and community-driven decision making.

Centenary Stage Company Receives Grant from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

In December of 2017 Centenary Stage Company received a $12,000 grant from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.  The grant will support general operating expenses for the 2017-18 season.  With a strong commitment to the advancement of the Arts in New Jersey, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation supports a variety of projects across a broad spectrum of issues.