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Exhibition marks 75th anniversary of McCarter Theatre

An exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts will be on display in the main lobby of Firestone Library through Monday, May 2.

"McCarter Theatre: 75 Years in the Spotlight" showcases the rich history of the McCarter Theater, from its origins in 1930 as a playhouse for Princeton University's Triangle Club up through its role today as an independent theater featuring diverse programming.

The exhibition includes photographs, programs, posters and documents showcasing McCarter's history. Among the items are early photographs of McCarter and Triangle productions, an autographed playbill from "Othello" starring Paul Robeson, and photographs of Dustin Hoffman in "Three Men on a Horse" and John Lithgow in "Of Mice and Men."

The exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays (and until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays) and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. More information on the exhibition is available online.

McCarter will celebrate its anniversary with a benefit at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, hosted by Lily Tomlin. The evening will also feature an original McCarter documentary film narrated by John Lithgow. More information on the benefit is available on the McCarter Web site.

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