Genre: Classical
By William Shakespeare

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.

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.

Open:   08/12/09
Close:   08/23/09

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
August 12 - Fort Totten Park 6:30 p.m.
August 13 - Windmuller Park 7:00 p.m.
August 14 - Sunnyside Gardens Park 7:00 p.m.
August 15 - Socrates Sculpture Park 5:00 p.m.
August 16 - Forest Park 5:00 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet
August 19 - Crocheron Park 6:30 p.m.
August 20 - Agawam Park 7:00 p.m.
August 21 - Sunnyside Gardens Park 7:00 p.m.
August 22 - Socrates Sculpture Park 5:00 p.m.
August 23 - Forest Park 5:00 p.m.

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New York, NY
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Presented by: Hip to Hip Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.hiptohip.com