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Todays Date: 10/18/19
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre  | Open: 08/07/08 Close: 08/31/08
Originally set in ancient Greece and its environs, Pericles is the story of a man who refuses to stand up to a tyrant, choosing instead to run away. The consequences of his non-action lead him on a near twenty year journey through the Mediterranean, encompassing five city-states, and involving storms at sea, shipwrecks, jousts, brothels, birth, death, love, jealousy and reconciliation. Along the way, his and his loved ones' lives are touched by would-be murderers, knights, an apothecary/shaman, pirates, pimps, panders, and even a governor caught soliciting sex.
Though one of the Bard's lesser known and rarely produced plays, Pericles, like other of Shakespeare's works, continues to resonate in the 21st century. The story is a rough and tumble journey of action, adventure, tears and joy. A clever and honorable man finds himself on the run from injustice, makes a long search for personal fulfillment, undergoes a tumult of gain and loss upon the seas of life, and finally finds stability and peace through a rediscovery of faith. What could be more contemporary?
Much Ado About Nothing  | Open: 07/10/08 Close: 08/03/08
Known as "The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park", the Hudson Warehouse has continued to grow and enchant audiences of the Upper West Side for the past four years. Gothamist.com raves, "A different play from Shakespeare, a different park; free tickets, and no lining up with thousands of others all day."

For the first production of its fifth season, Hudson Warehouse presents Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith.

Macbeth  | Open: 08/02/07 Close: 08/26/07
The Hudson Warehouse presents Richard Harden's innovative and thrilling adaptation of one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays. Staring Danielle Quisenberry and Tom Demenkoff in the title role.
As You Like It  | Open: 07/05/07 Close: 07/29/07
Bring a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy Hudson Warehouse's AS YOU LIKE IT for free in Riverside Park.

In Shakespeare's classic tale, exiles fill the Forest of Arden where Duke Senior holds court outside of court. Orlando escapes from his brother's tyranny and Rosalind, to escape her uncle, disguises herself as a man and lives as a shepherd with her cousin Celia in tow. As courtiers try to negotiate their pastoral life with the life of their selves, with crossed-lovers, cross-dressing and, of course love, hilarity ensues. This production, set in France following the Crusades, takes what is generally thought of as a "light and airy" pastoral comedy and suggests a deeper examination of the world that the characters live in and from which they seek to escape. With the backdrop of lush Riverside Park, the production transports the audience to another world.

The Bacchae  | Open: 08/03/06 Close: 08/27/06
This tale of rejection and bloody revenge begins when Dionysus, the son of the god Zeus and the mortal Semele returns from exile with his army of liberated women from Asia to mete out his revenge on his cousin Pentheus, the young king of Thebes who has denied his divinity. The result is a bloody struggle for power and respect that is played out vibrantly and entertainingly, proving this tragedy of the Greek stage still relevant to a contemporary audience.