Hip to Hip Theatre Company

Todays Date: 12/14/19
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Mission
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.
 


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Midsummer Night's Dream And Romeo And Juliet  | Open: 08/12/09 Close: 08/23/09
If you don’t want to stand in line all day to get tickets to Central Park’s Shakespeare offering, come out to one of five parks in Queens!

Hip to Hip Theatre Company will be offering A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet in repertory. These 90-minute adaptations are full of songs, dances, sword fights and magnificent language. They are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free. Bring blankets, low chairs and picnic fare.

Come see a company of 9 actors, lead by Daren Kelly (Broadway: Crazy for You, Woman of the Year, Deathtrap, South Pacific, Television: All My Children) and Joel Leffert (Broadway: Not About Nightingales, Television: Law & Order) perform a comedy one week and a tragedy the next, utilizing what are believed to be performance practices of Shakespeare's own time: staging derived from clues in the text, limited rehearsal, an open-air playing space and a vibrant actor/audience relationship. Also starring Michael Kirby, Jon Kodera, Susanna Leffert, Joy Marr, Nancy Nichols, Quinlan Pozner, Margi Sharp, Taylor Valentine, Owen Thompson and Jenna Weinberg.
 

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Macbeth  | 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  The Taming of the Shrew in repertory, throughout seven different Queens Parks. 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.

 

Macbeth
Directed by Jason Marr

Perhaps the world’s greatest psychological thriller—haunted by a supernatural prophecy and spurred by his wife’s ambitions, a brave soldier dares to tempt fate only to be destroyed by the very power he seeks.

 

Featuring: Tom Bateman, Yvonne Cone, Stephanie Corbett, Bill Corry*, Anna Dart, Oliver Fetter, Erick Gonzalez, Daren Kelly*, Kurt Kingsley*, Evangelia Kingsley*, 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

Mission
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.
 

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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

Mission
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.
 


 

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