466 Grand Street, NYC 10002
Contact: Harriet Spitzer-Picker, 917-826-0080 / Daniel Gallant, 212-413-8858
The Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center
In conjunction with Daniel Gallant
DOWNTOWN IN THE ROUND:
Shakespeare and Sophocles in the Summer
Directed by Michael Raver
Shakespeare's greatest romance play is infused with sorcery, intrigue, slapstick and sensuality. Exiled duke Prospero conjures spirits and storms as his daughter falls in love with a shipwrecked nobleman and his prisoner Caliban plots revenge.
Sat, July 21; Wed, August 1; Sat, August 4; Wed, Aug 15; 7PM
Directed by Harriet Spitzer-Picker
Sophocles' epic tragedy pits family loyalty against the rule of law. Oedipus' daughter Antigone clashes with King Creon over the fate of her brothers and the future of a nation.
Wed, July 25; Sat, July 28; Wed, Aug 8; Sat, Aug 11; 7PM
All performances are free of charge and will take place at the Henry Street Settlement's outdoor amphitheatre, at 466 Grand Street.
Daniel Gallant is the Director of Theater Programming at the 92nd Street Y's Makor/Steinhardt Center. He has staged performances, workshops and readings of numerous new plays and moderated interviews and panel discussions with artists such as Tony Kushner, Wendy Wasserstein and Norman Mailer. Daniel recently co-produced and directed Five Story Walkup (at the 13th Street Rep), a production of new short plays and monologues by dramatists including John Guare, Neil LaBute and Clay McLeod Chapman.
Michael Raver is a founding member of New Company Theatre. He graduated with honors from Pace University 's Drama program, where he directed and assistant directed a number of shows while pursuing an acting degree. Past projects include Terrence McNally's A Perfect Ganesh, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost, A.A. Milne's The Ugly Duckling, as well as original works.
Harriet Spitzer-Picker has appeared in many off and off-off-Broadway productions. Her acting credits include Kerouac, Macbeth, and Wiseacre Farm. She has also directed numerous productions, including Faces of War (at the Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y), Divided the Living child, The Biz, Personal Response, and Blackberry Tea. Harriet is Co-Artistic Director of Bima-NY, a Jewish theatre company in NYC. Harriet is also a faculty member at Henry Street Settlement Abron's Art Center. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Pace University and an MA in Educational Theater from New York University.
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