|A Midsummer Night's Dream
| Open: 08/04/05 Close: 08/28/05
The Shakespeare Classic
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The fully-staged, professional production includes 8 young members of the Harlem community, ranging in age from 9 to 22, who have joined the multi-ethnic cast of seasoned actors. The production is presented by The HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE PROJECT as part of HARLEM WEEK.
|Romeo and Juliet
| Open: 08/03/06 Close: 08/27/06
Set in New York City today, the 90 minute production reflects the urban environment in which it will be seen while emphasizing Shakespeare's universal appeal. In addition to the professional actors, the company also includes young members of the Harlem community ranging in age from 9 to 22.
| Open: 08/02/07 Close: 08/26/07
This 2007 production of THE TEMPEST, where Izod shirts replace Elizabethan ruffs, continues the company's tradition of updating the visual aspect of the plays while keeping Shakespeare's language intact. "The goal is to excite and entertain a non-theatre going audience, and inspire them with the limitless possibilities of live theatre" said Alexa Kelly.
Set on a mountainous island near North Africa, THE TEMPEST includes music ranging from The Bulgarian women's choir and Pan's pipes, to African drummers. Ms. Kelly said: "While last summer's production of ROMEO AND JULIET was loosely based on the TV show LAW & ORDER, THE TEMPEST has been inspired by LOST."