Showing posts with label Shakespeare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shakespeare. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lord, what fools these mortals be! A pop-up Shakespearean-themed restaurant for Broadway

Through the forest have I gone.
But Athenian found I none,
On whose eyes I might approve
This flower's force in stirring love.
Night and silence. Who is here?

Table for two?

Community Board 2 tonight will hear a proposal for a new liquor license for 827 Broadway between 12th Street and 13th Street.

EVG reader Gregg spotted the flyer along Broadway. The applicant is Fierce Little LLC, a production company planning to use the space — the former NU New York — to host their own version of "A Midsummers Night's Dream" titled "Midsummer: A Banquet."

Gregg did a little digging and found a casting call for this short-term production that opens July 27 and closes Sept. 8 (with the possibility of an extension promised).

And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow's eye,
Steal me awhile from mine own company.

Now Would you like to hear tonight's specials?

Here's more info via the casting call from last month:

This is a movement-heavy immersive production in which actors handle food. We are seeking a diverse cast of actors who have both significant experience, training, and ease with Shakespeare, formal voice and speech training, and a strong background in contemporary dance or movement, specifically experience with contact improv, weight sharing, and partnering.

Seeking the following 8 roles, plus 2 understudies (1 male, 1 female)

HERMIA/OTHERS: A young lover, female, any race/ethnicity, must be short
HELENA/OTHERS: A young lover, female, any race/ethnicity, must be tall
LYSANDER/OTHERS: A young lover, male, any race/ethnicity.
DEMETRIUS/OTHERS: A young lover, male, any race/ethnicity.
HIPPOLYTA/TITANIA: This role is pre-cast. Both are queens (one an Amazon Queen the other a Fairy Queen). Any race/ethnicity/age. 20-60 years old,
THESEUS/OBERON: Royal men (one a Duke the other a King), 20-60 years old, any race/ethnicity.
NICK BOTTOM/OTHERS: A weaver and over the top amateur actor. Male. Any age, race, ethnicity.
ROBIN GOODFELLOW/OTHERS: A mischievous sprite. Any gender, age, race, ethnicity.

O me, you juggler, you canker-blossom, you thief of love!

Now here is your check.

All this sounds like it could be spectacular — in a good and bad way.

My Oberon, what visions have I seen!
Methought I was enamored of an ass.

Sorry, but we do not accept American Express.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Free Shakespeare in Tompkins Square Park

[Photo by EVG contributor Steven]

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company is putting on a free production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" in Tompkins Square Park tonight and tomorrow evening at 5:30 ... as well as Wednesday, Aug. 26... it's part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Free production of 'The Taming of the Shrew' in La Plaza Cultural this weekend

Via the EVG inbox...

William Shakespeare
"The Taming of the Shrew"
July 18 and 19 at 6 pm
La Plaza Cultural, Avenue C at East Ninth Street

Tale Told Productions, a nonprofit theater company based in NYC, now in its 4th season, will be presenting "The Taming of the Shrew" as part of our 7-Day Shakespeare Series! With only seven days of rehearsal Tale Told Productions strives to present performances that are visceral and authentic, capturing the actor at their most raw and honest self while maintaining the truth and core of the plot.

Admission is FREE. For more information please visit the Tale Told website.