“Hip to Hip Theatre Company is celebrating its eighth season of Free Shakespeare in the Park and will be touring the romantic action-adventure fairy tale Cymbeline and a zany commedia-style Two Gentlemen of Verona this season. The plays tour in repertory to 10 Queens parks, and moonlight in Southampton and Jersey City. These family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring blankets, low chairs and picnic fare. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served. Also, Hip to Hip’s free children’s program “Kids & the Classics” will be offered 30 minutes before each performance. This interactive workshop introduces children to classical text and performance.There will be two free Shakespeare performances this summer in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the lawn near the Queens Museum.
August 6, 2014
Two Gentlemen of Verona
CYMBELINE A shimmering action-adventure fairy tale. When King Cymbeline’s only daughter secretly marries against his wishes, the king banishes his daughter’s new husband. With war looming and an evil stepmother plotting, the spunky princess ventures into the wild to reunite with her true love. Through her journey, Shakespeare examines a central issue of his time and ours: faith. TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA A slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness.and a dog. Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, until he lays eyes on his best friend’s sweetheart. This zany tale of romantic rivals, with lightning changes in affection, a maiden in disguise, bandits, and one of Shakespeare’s funniest clowns, asks the question: Is all really fair in love?
For a full list of parks, dates, and times please visit www.hiptohip.org
ABOUT HIP TO HIP THEATRE COMPANY
Hip to Hip Theatre Company was founded in 2007. Their mission is to stimulate and develop interest in the theatre arts by presenting free, family-friendly, professional productions of popular classics in public spaces. Hip to Hip Theatre Company is celebrating its eighth season of Free Shakespeare in the Park and will be touring 10 Parks throughout Queens.
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