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originally published: 10/25/2022

Dunbar Repertory Company presents Geoffrey Owens in 'Now I Am Alone'

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) — The Dunbar Repertory Companyin collaboration with the Middletown Arts Center, presents Geoffrey Owens in “Now I Am Alone”, based on the works of William Shakespeare, on Saturday, November 5 at 3:00pm. The words of the “Bard” come alive in the most capable hands of Owens in this 90-minute roller coaster of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and romances!

Admission is $9 at the door. The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available onsite with additional free parking available in the station-metered lot on weekday evenings after 6:00pm and on weekends. For more information, visit or call 732.706.4100.

Fondly known for playing Elvin Tibideaux on NBC’s “The Cosby Show”, Geoffrey Owens has played several Shakespearean roles including Romeo, Mercutio, Jaques, Othello, Richard III, Orlando, Puck on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at regional theaters around the country including CSC Rep, The Hartford Stage, The Long Wharf Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Two River Theater and the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company (of which he was the founder and artistic director). Owens appeared on Broadway as Escalus in “Romeo and Juliet” (with Orlando Bloom) and understudied the late, great Raul Julia as Othello at the Delacorte Theatre. He was also a member of Estelle Parson’s multi-ethnic Shakespeare company at The Public Theater (produced by Joseph Papp). Other credits include Tigellinus in “Salome” (with Al Pacino) and Henry in “Race” (at the Goodman Theatre).

Owens has directed productions of “King Lear,” “Richard III,” “Macbeth,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “As You Like It,” “The Tempest,” “The Taming of the Shrew,” “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Henry VI, Part II.” He has taught Acting and Shakespeare at the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio (where he also studied with Uta Hagen), Yale, Columbia, Pace, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and the Stella Adler Studio (where he currently teaches). He is a graduate of Yale University (Class of 1983).

Owens’ film credits include “Dreams”, “Stonebrook” (with Seth Green), “The Paper” (directed by Ron Howard), “Play the Game” (with Andy Griffith) and “Wilde Salome” (directed by Al Pacino) . His television credits include The Cosby Show and Built to Last, as well as appearances on “Without a Trace”, “Boston Legal”, “Medium”, “Journeyman”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Las Vegas”, “ The Wedding Bells”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Guiding Light”, “That’s So Raven”, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “FlashForward”.

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Known to residents of Central New Jersey as “Monmouth County’s African American Theater Company”, Dunbar Repertory Company is committed to its mission of perpetuating an appreciation of cultural diversity and celebrating African American culture through LIVE literary readings, main stage theatrical productions, education programs and services.

The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, NJ that offers performances, exhibitions, classes and camps centering on the arts. It is conveniently located across from the Middletown train station and its newly expanded MAC Annex is minutes away at the Middletown Reformed Church’s Education Building. The MAC is operated by a non-profit 501(c)(3), the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, which is dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities.

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