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40th Anniversary ESU National Shakespeare Competition Winner

Congratulations to the Monmouth Branch's own Claire Liotta, who was a top 10 finalist at the 40th Anniversary ESU National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 24, 2023. Claire, a student of Smita Ganatra of Glen Ridge High School, was one of forty-one semi-finalists who came from all over the country, along with parents, branch coordinators, teachers and supporters for this exciting weekend-long event.


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Summer Cocktail Party


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The English-Speaking Union of the United States
Monmouth County Branch

Cordially invites you to our annual Spring Tea.

Winners of this year's Shakespeare Competition will present prepared monologues and sonnets.

Enjoy an English teatime menu of fine teas, cakes, scones with clotted cream, and other refreshments.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
1 pm - 3 pm
Bingham Hall, 40 Bingham Avenue, Rumson
$20 for members / $25 for non-members, payable at the door.

RSVP by email to

To pay in advance, mail a check to ESU Monmouth County Branch, PO Box 27, Rumson, NJ   


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Tony Winner Comedy "Noises Off"

ESU Group Event at Two River Theater


Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019 

Time: 3:00 PM 
Location: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Tony Award winner Michael Frayn's Noises Off is one of the funniest plays ever written! And join us after the show for the Two River Theater's Literary Manager Taylor Barfield's entertaining lecture about the history of British farce and comedy! Ticket includes show and speaker in private theater library with appetizers and drinks. 

Get your tickets online now
 or send in a check to ESU Monmouth County, P.O. Box 27, Rumson, NJ 07760.


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Shakespeare's H A M L E T


Date: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM Check-In, Historic Venue Tour 
          1:30 PM Tea, Coffee and Desserts
          2 PM Performance
          5 PM Meet & Greet with the Actors
Location: Monmouth Players, 149 Monmouth Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Purchase your tickets at this link.
Checks can be mailed to: ESU Monmouth County Branch, PO Box 27, Rumson, NJ 07760. 

Join ESU MC for a top production of Hamlet in an historic setting! One low price includes the play, refreshments, a tour of the historic home converted to a theater, and a reception with the actors after the play. 

Members: $30.00   -   Non-members: $35.00 


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The English-Speaking Union

Monmouth County NJ Branch

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