SMITH STREET STAGE is pleased to announce their production of William Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, directed by Jonathan Hopkins. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM will play June 20-July 1 Carroll Park (Carroll Stop off F & G) and July 11-15 Mark O'Donnell Theater, The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Performances begin Wednesday, June 20 and continue through Sunday, July 15. Opening Night is Friday, June 22nd (7:30 p.m.). Tickets for the Carroll Park performances are FREE and TAF are a three tiered price structure.
Smith Street Stage is the proud honoree of three Innovative Theater Awards: OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE for Much Ado About Nothing and OUTSTANDING REVIVAL for both Much Ado About Nothing & The Tempest
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for today’s New York City that imagines our fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders - as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare's classic comedy. It is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness and soul of the place that we call home, and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. This play dares to show us the extraordinary magic and everyday miracles that are hidden in plain sight.
The production stars Baize Buzan* (Yale Rep,Yale MFA, Steppenwolf) as Helena, Brandon Dial as Snout, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy* (Theatre Hall of Fame’s 2017 Emerging Theatre Artist) as Hippolyta, Justin Gillman* (Classic Stage) as Egeus & Starvling, Patrick Harvey as Puck, Beth Ann Hopkins* as Titania, Brian Lee Huynh* (Lincoln Center’s War Horse, Off Bway: A Clockwork Orange, The Light Years) as Oberon, Pete McElligott as Theseus, Jonathan Minton as Flute, Alex Purcell*, as Demetrus, Nowani Rattray* as Hermia, Will Sarratt as Lysander, Hannah Sloat* (Lincoln Center’s War Horse) as Quince, and Corey Whelihan* as Bottom.
(*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production)
The production is produced by Yuriy Pavlish & Beth Ann Hopkins, assistant directed by Katie Willmorth, features scenic and prop design by Andrew Diaz (The Public, Classic Stage, Disney, Roundabout) costume design by Bevin McNally, and lighting design by Conor Mulligan. Joe Jung (The Old Globe, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) is the composer and Allie Grant* and Lindsay Kipnis* are the stage managers. Amanda Browne is the ASM. Assistants are Madison Cerniglia, Danica Clauser, Josephine Hurshell-Hobson and Kayla Prestel.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM plays the following regular schedule with all matinee performances beginning at 2:00 pm and all evening performances beginning at 7:30 pm:
Carroll Park (all evening performances)
June 20 Preview
June 21 Preview
June 22nd Opening
June 23 – July 1st (off June 25th & 26th)
July 11th Opening (At the Actors Fund)
July 11- 13
July 14 Matinee & Evening Performance
July 15 Matinee only
Tickets are FREE at Carroll Park and $25 - $55 (seat location dependant) at The Actors Fund Art Center and are now available online at www.SmithStreetStage.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the box office ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 2:00
Directions: Carroll Park (Carroll Stop off F&G), Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
THE AWARD-WINNING BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY, celebrating 20 years of producing re-imagined classics and world premieres, is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Sara Thigpen. TWELFTH NIGHT will play a limited outdoor engagement at Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, June 16 and continue through Sunday, July 15. Opening is Sunday, June 24 (2 p.m.).
“At its heart, Twelfth Night is a play about Love. These characters, like all of us at one time or another, are bored or stuck or hiding from the world, and when tempted by Love, we all have a choice: remain closed off and ignore the call, or be brave and risk rejection/ridicule, to embrace the possibility of Love.” Shares director Sara Thigpen, “That’s what is so compelling! It’s not even a guarantee, it’s just a possibility, a Hope that who you love may love you back...and to see that played out gives us the chance to laugh at our own foibles, cheer for our own victories and have compassion for all of our losses.”
It begins at night, with a shipwreck. All are lost, save one...a valiant woman washed ashore in a strange country. In an instant, Viola becomes the person she needs to be...in disguise. She serves the Duke, and discovers a passion in her heart as strange as the country she now inhabits. But Duke Orsino loves another. And so Viola becomes the Duke's messenger, delivering his love to Olivia. Can she do it? Should she? And what becomes of all of them when Viola sheds her disguise and reveals her true self? To settle all, Viola may have to outdrink Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, outwit Feste, and outmaneuver Malvolio if she has any hope of setting true love right!
Featuring Spencer Aste* as Sir Andrew, Daniel Bailin* as Fabian, Pilar Gonzalez as Curio, R. Paul Hamilton* as Ship Captain, Paul Herbig* as Sebastian, Annalisa Loeffler* as Feste, Sevrin Anne Mason* as Maria, Hannah Jane McMurray* as Viola, Mateo Moreno* as Antonio, Vinnie Penna* as Sir Toby, Heather Lee Rogers as Valentine, Michael Shattner* as Malvolio, Anthony Simone* as Orsino, Lisa Tharps* as Olivia.
The production features costume design by Stefanie Genda, and prop design by Julie Gjeka. The production stage manager is Brianna Poh.
TWELFTH NIGHT plays the following schedule through Sunday, July 15th:
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Free admission. No tickets necessary. Feel free to bring a blanket, or picnic. All are welcome. For more information visit www.boomerangtheatre.org/twelfthnight
Central Park at 69th Street and Central Park West (enter at 69th St and head south, or 67th Street and head north)
*Equity Members appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.
Something NEW regularly about our amazing clients.