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.
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
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.
Cast: Tom Bateman, Anna Dart, Erick Gonzalez, Leanne Mercadante, Quinlan Pozner, Aaron Rossini, Justin Sease, Kyler Taustin
Theater: Various Parks in Queens
Address: Parks in Queens
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Daren Kelly Macbeth
DAREN KELLY (Nelson) has been seen on Broadway in Crazy for You, Woman of the Year, Deathtrap, and South Pacific (NYCO). His Off-Broadway credits include Coward's Long Island Sound for T.A.C.T. Kelly has toured the country in productions of 42nd Street, Footloose, Promises/Promises, and Children. He has been seen in repertory at Yale, Long Wharf, O'Neill Center, South Coast, Kennedy Center, Center Stage, Asolo and Westport. His film and TV credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, M*A*S*H, Kate & Allie, Loving and Love Hurts with Jeff Daniels.
As a native of Sudbury, MA, Stephanie has moved to NYC to attend Marymount Manhattan College to receive her B.F.A in Acting. Stephanie will begin her sophomore year at Marymount in the fall. Hip to Hip Theatre Company- Macbeth (Second Witch), Taming of the Shrew (Curtis) LSB Players- Arsenic and Old Lace (Abby Brewster), Batboy (Reverend), Macbird (Lady Macbird) Concord Youth Theatre- School House Rock (The Bill), Kiss Me, Kate (Ensemble), Your A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Pigpen).
Bill appeared on Broadway in Inherit The Wind with the great-late George C. Scott. Other New York credits include Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Rev. Gardiner in Mrs. Warren's Profession, Harry The Horse in Guys & Dolls, Finnegan in Finnegan's Wake, Socrates in Socrates On Trial, the Grave Digger in Hamlet, Inmate in Marat/Sade and the title role in Cymbaline. Regional work includes Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare Project), Verges in Much Ado About Nothing (Mill Mountain), Rabbi in Fiddler On The Roof (Carousel Dinner Theatre), Tobias in A Delicate Balance (New Day Repertory) and Tino in Breaking Legs (Ft. Salem Theatre). Film & TV work includes Percival Beech in I'll Bury You Tomorrow (New Millenium Pics), Homeless Man in Ghost Stories (UPN), Thibald Caudill in Header (Archie Flancranstien, Dir), a cameo as Bill Webber in the political satire, Vote and Die: Liszt For President (Mark Mitchell, Dir.), the projectionist in One For Love (Seth Laird, Dir.) and Mr. D'Neapolis in the soon to be released Hell Fire from Insane-O-Rama.
Mr. Kingsley is glad to be working with the Hip-to-Hip Theater Company. His New York City credits include work with the Dysfunctional Theater Company, Emerging Artists Theatre, The New Ensemble Theater; LITE Theatre Company as well as appearances at the New York Fringe Festival.
Regionally, he has worked frequently with The Northeast Theatre Company in Scranton, PA appearing in their Productions of Kringle’s Window, Three Tales for Winter (Three Chekhov one acts) and Lackawanna Rails, a series of original plays for radio, performed live and broadcast on WVIA-FM.
Mr. Kingsley is a graduate of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s MFA/PAT Program,
Evangelia Kingsley most recently was seen in Zorba! at Encores, and played Aunt Alicia in the Storm Theatre Company's production of Gigi (the play by Anita Loos). Other credits include Signora Naccarelli in the First National Tour of Light in the Piazza, Broadway's Coram Boy, and Puccini’s La Boheme, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Other recent work includes Rivkah in the Off-Broadway production of The Magdalene, Queen Aggravain in the Princeton Festival's Once Upon A Mattress, the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha at the Arts Center of the Coastal Carolinas, Ludmilla in a concert version of Mother Russia at Zankel Hall, Consuelo in I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky with the new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Senorita Gomez in Gauchito and the Pony with the Queens Symphony Orchestra, the Beggar Woman in the Princeton Festival’s production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Zita in OPA! The Musical at Queens Theatre in the Park. She has sung the roles of Goffredo in Handel's Rinaldo with Les Talens Lyriques, in Beaune, France, der Trommler in Victor Ullman's opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis at the Cleveland Public Theatre, and the Witch in Lyric Opera Cleveland's production of Sondheim's Into the Woods. An active recitalist and cabaret singer, Evangelia has performed her one-woman shows Dance Me to the End of Love, Places to Live: Travelling Music for the Restless, Twisted: A Tribute to Lunacy, Tell Me the Truth About Love and Fancie: The Songs and Words of Shakespeare nationally and at the Metropolitan Room, Danny’s Skylight Room, the Cornelia Street Cafe and at South Oxford Space in New York. She has also performed the songs of Richard Rodgers with the Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra and has narrated Peter and the Wolf and The Restless Giant for the 9th Street Philharmonic in Missouri. She holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University as well as an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She continues to perform in theatre, having played Lady Macbeth with Hip to Hip Theatre, the Marchioness Matilda Spina in Pirandello’s Henry IV at the Storm Theatre in New York, the Gatekeeper in Strindberg's A Dream Play at the Cleveland Play House, Dolores in the Cleveland Play House's production of Yerma, Charmian in Great Lakes Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra, Channa Esther in their production of The Dybbuk and Morning Star in the Ensemble Theatre's production of The Kentucky Cycle. This summer, she can be seen as Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives and Nerissa in Merchant of Venice with Hip to Hip Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity, SAG and AFTRA.