No tickets. No lines. No crowded lobby. No seats, either, so bring a blanket!
The Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents family-friendly versions of two Shakespeare plays – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Richard III” – at various parks around Queens from Wednesday, July 24, through Thursday, Aug. 22.
All performances are free and open to the public. Plus, children can meet the actors and check out their costumes and props 30 minutes before each show.
Published in 1600, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy that manages to intertwine mistaken identity, young lovers in Athens, and royal fairies.
Written around 1593, “Richard III” is a about a ruthless, power-crazed Englishman who rises to power via manipulation, deceit, and even intra-family murder. His reign is very short, though, as he’s killed in battle.
There are also shows in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Staten Island.
Founded in 2007 by Woodside couple Jayson and Joy Marr, Hip to Hip offers annual outdoor productions in public spaces with the goal of making top-notch theater available to all.