Founded in 1989, American Globe Theatre is the longest running classical theatre in midtown Manhattan. Now, in its' 20th year, American Globe (AGT) is dedicated to staging innovative productions of classical plays and to the development of new audiences through educational outreach. American Globe Theatre is committed to reinvigorating performance in contemporary American Theatre through the use of the First Folio technique, which originated with Shakespeare's own compnay of players and to passing down this legacy to a new generation of artists and students.
-To produce works of theatre that inspire, intrigue, and powerfully impact the heart and mind by revealing universal human truths.
-To cultivate a thriving, self-sufficient community of artists.
-To introduce children to the power and possiblity of the spoken word and the use of creative imagination.
-To offer meaningful, high quality entertainment to "culture vulture" audiences in New York City, at prices they can afford.
| Open: 10/28/11 Close: 11/19/11
In Denmark, a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne and the widowed queen. Life goes on for everyone it seems but Hamlet. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears and reveals that Claudius killed him by poison. The prince is then fixated on his uncle as the murderer and is charged by his father’s ghost to avenge his death. While attempting to right what was wronged, he struggles under the weight of his task and becomes disconnected from the foul world around him. This is American Globe’s first production of Hamlet in a decade. Come see Shakespeare’s disturbing and psychological masterpiece, which delves into the enigma of a man's mind.
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: John Basil
Set & Lighting Design: Mark Hankla
Composer/Sound Designer: Scott O'Brien
Costume Design: Campbell Ringel
Fight Director: Ian Roettger
Props: Samantha Carlisle
Stage Manager: Megan O'Brien
Asst. Directors: Olivia Gemelli, Gillian Riley
| Open: 03/26/09 Close: 04/25/09
American Globe Theatre, New York City's longest-running classical theatre celebrates its 20th season, with Henry V. Known as the "people's king,” Henry V focuses on a young king who must learn to leave his idle pursuits behind to lead the English army to victory over France. This commentary on war not only follows Henry's efforts to unite the armies of Britain through his inspirational leadership but also observes the difficult and often damaging decisions one must make during war. John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre.
|The Comedie of Errours
| Open: 09/15/06 Close: 10/07/06
American Globe Theatre, Times Square's longest-running, Off-Off-Broadway theatre, presents Shakespeare's first comedy, which takes audiences on a ride with two sets of twins, a shipwreck, mistaken identities and much more. An outrageous, farcical example of his comic genius, Shakespeare takes us on a delightful tale of errors made in the course of a single day, all in the name of love.
Directed by Kelley McKinnon, who has both acted on the main stage and directed for the Shakespeare for Schools program, makes her directorial debut on the main stage of the American Globe which "...continues its tradition of presenting impressive, incredible and innovative revivals of Shakespearean plays." – OOBR
|The Merchant of Venice
| Open: 03/16/06 Close: 04/08/06
Shylock, one of Shakespeare's most eloquent antagonists fights for his dignity, his gold and the vengeance that outweighs them both. Enemies collide in one of the most famous courtroom showdowns ever written. This play is a masterful examination of complex characters who decry moral corruption in others and yet struggle to know their own.
| Open: 03/15/07 Close: 04/14/07
American Globe Theatre, Times Square's longest-running, Off-Off-Broadway theatre, presents Shakespeare's farewell to the stage. It is a play of enduring enchantment and one of the richest treasures to be found in drama. Marooned on an isle, a great but embittered magician prepares to take vengeance on those who have wronged him, only to learn the nature of compassion and forgiveness. The Tempest is the culmination of Shakespeare's unequalled creative powers
John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre which "...continues its tradition of presenting impressive, incredible and innovative revivals of Shakespearean plays." – OOBR
|The Winter's Tale
| Open: 03/13/08 Close: 04/05/08
American Globe Theatre, New York City's longest-running classical theatre, presents The Winter's Tale. When King Leontes accuses his wife of adultery, his rabid jealousy results in the division of his family, as wife and children are lost to grief and abandonment. Sixteen years pass before his daughter, lost in the country of Bohemia, begins a romantic journey that will heal her family's wounds. "The Winter's Tale" is a play about healing separation in relationships and within one's self-- a play that embodies Shakespeare's vision of love in extreme - love that inflames and enrages; love that tames and heals. John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre.
| Open: 02/25/10 Close: 03/21/10
American Globe Theatre celebrates its' 21st season as Times Square's longest running classical theatre with Titus Andronicus, the revenge tragedy by William Shakespeare. It all begins when victorious general, Titus Andronicus, returns to Rome with hostages: Tamora, Queen of the Goths and her sons. Then ensuing maelstrom serves up tongue, hands, rape, adultery, racism and Goth-meat pie. Not for the faint of heart. With this rarely seen classic, Artistic Director and Shakespearean author John Basil, explores man's inhumanity to man and how it relates and resonates with a modern day audience.
WHEN: February 25-March 21
Thurs.-Sat. @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
WHERE: American Globe Theatre
145 West 46 Street, located in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin
RSVP: 212-869-9809 or www.theatermania.com
Directed by: John Basil
Asst Dir: Josh Hillman, Sara Tice, Lilly Wild
Stage Manager: Audrey Marshall
Asst Stage Mgr: Olivia Gemelli
Set Design: Vincent Masterpaul
Composer: Scott O'Brien
Costume Design: Jim Parks
Lighting Designer: Mark Hankla
Properties: Katie Chai
Starring: Spencer Bazzano, Gabe Bettio, A.J. Cote, Mike DePaolo, Rick Fay*, Jon Hoche*, Liz Keefe*, Erica Knight, Nick LaMedica, James Parenti, Rainard Rachele*, Adrien Saunders, Lamont Stephens*, Nick Vorderman, Diana Zambrotta
* actors appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Assiciation