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Free Shakespeare to come to LIC waterfront next month

Source: hunterspointsouth.com

July 19, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

The Long Island City waterfront will be the site of four free Shakespeare performances next month.

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company will be performing on select evenings in Gantry Plaza State Park and Socrates Sculpture Park as part of the 11th season of its Shakespeare in the Parks program.

A performance of Measure for Measure will take place at Gantry Plaza State Park (4-09 47th Road) on Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. The following week, Henry IV will be performed on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Boulevard) will show Henry IV on Sunday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m. Measure for Measure will also be performed at the park on Sunday, August 13, at 5:00 p.m.

Performances run for 95 minutes, and will feature free interactive workshops for children 30 minutes prior to the production.

Hip to Hip is a Queens-based theatre company founded a decade ago by actors Jason and Joy Marr to stimulate and develop interest in theatre in underserved communities. Over 20 performances will take place across the city, including in the neighboring Sunnyside.

For information on performances outside Long Island City, visit Hip to Hip’s Facebook page.

 

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LIC is underserved? hey Jay and Joy why not hold some performances in Morrisania or South Jamaica.

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