Friday, June 3, 2022

These 2 community gardens are hosting a free summer theater festival

In 1956, Joseph Papp began the outdoor theater tradition on the Lower East Side when he introduced "Shakespeare in the Park" in the (now-demolished) East River Park Amphitheater. 

This month, LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) continues this tradition with the free LUNGS Summer Theater Festival in two East Village community gardens. 

Via the EVG inbox... 
The theme of the 2022 Festival is Mother Earth/Nature. 

The festival will present six 30-minute plays performed in two community gardens. Three plays will be performed on Saturdays, June 4 & 11 at 6B Garden, on the corner of Avenue B and Sixth Street ... and three different plays will be presented on Sundays, June 5 & 12 at Green Oasis Garden, 370 E. Eighth St. between Avenue C and Avenue D. 

A set of three plays will be performed twice on Saturdays from 2-7 p.m., and twice on Sundays from 2-7 p.m. Each program will be repeated the following weekend, Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.

This inaugural Theater Festival is curated by Penny Arcade, Erez Ziv, Riki Colon, Roman Primitivo Albear, Bonnie Sue Stein and Charles Krezell. 
Everyone is welcome! We are hoping for great audiences to experience Free Theater in our community gardens! 
Find more info here.

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