|Taming Of The Shrew
| Open: 08/11/10 Close: 08/29/10
Hip to Hip Theatre Company's fourth summer of Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens presents Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew in repertory, throughout seven different Queens Parks. Hip to Hip was has been featured in the New York Times and recently chosen by WNYC for it's STAR Initiative!
Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare and enjoy a comedy one week and a tragedy the next, both performed by the same troupe of talented actors, including three Broadway veterans.
For the first time, all performances will be preceded by a "Green Show"—period songs, dances and pantomime—so bring your picnic 30 minutes early and enjoy!
Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Elizabeth Carlson
The quintessential battle of the sexes—this send-up of the institution of marriage, the rifts between men and women and the rough journey toward love is full of disguise, deception and devilment.
Featuring: Tom Bateman, Yvonne Cone, Stephanie Corbett, Bill Corry*, Anna Dart, Erick Gonzalez, Daren Kelly*, Kurt Kingsley*, Evangelia Kingsley*, Jason Marr*, Joy Marr*, Leanne Mercadante, Quinlan Pozner, Aaron Rossini*, Justin Sease, and Kyler Taustin.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Costume Designer: Ashley Gardner
Costume Consultant: Nancy Nichols
August 11 Sunnyside Gardens Park Shrew 7:30pm
August 12 Fort Totten Park Shrew 7:30pm
August 13 Flushing Meadows Macbeth 7:30pm
August 14 Gantry Plaza State Park Macbeth 7:30pm
August 15 Socrates Sculpture Park Shrew 5:00pm
August 18 Forest Park Macbeth 7:30pm
August 19 Fort Totten Park Macbeth 7:30pm
August 20 Flushing Meadows Shrew 7:30pm
August 21 Gantry Plaza State Park Shrew 7:30pm
August 22 Forest Park Shrew 7:30pm
August 25 Sunnyside Gardens Park Macbeth 7:30pm
August 26 Voelker Orth Museum Shrew 7:30pm
August 29 Socrates Sculpture Park Macbeth 5:00pm
About the Company: Hip to Hip Theatre Company
Hip to Hip is a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to stimulating and developing interest in the theatre arts with an emphasis on the works of Shakespeare by providing high quality theatre entertainment for adults and children and to propagate among the public an understanding of the values of theatre and its contribution to the cultural, ethical and moral life of the community.
Hip to Hip operates on the following core beliefs:
Theatre is a celebration of community spirit.
Great plays and performances have the power to change lives.
Theatre should be affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience.
The audience’s enjoyment of the theatre event is vital to its understanding and appreciation of the event.
Theatre can be created from its essence: the text and the actor’s ability to bring it to life.