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Shakespeare in the Park comes to Sunnyside and LIC this weekend

shakespearehamletJuly 31, 2014 By Michael Florio

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, a non-profit arts organization that specializes in family friendly productions, will be bringing “Free Shakespeare in the Park” to Sunnyside and Long Island City this weekend and next.

The theater company will present Cymbeline, a fairy tale about the daughter of a King who marries against her father’s wishes, to Sunnyside Gardens Park on Friday, August 1, at 7:30 pm.

The company will then perform Two Gents, a slap-stick comedy about love and betrayal, at the same Sunnyside location the following Friday. It too will be held at 7:30pm.

The company will also be going to Long Island City where it will present Two Gents on the northern lawn of Gantry Plaza State Park on Saturday, August 2, and then Cymbeline on Saturday, August 9. Both shows will be at 7:30 pm.

The theater company will also perform Two Gents at Socrates Sculpture Park on Sunday, August 3, and Cymbeline the following Sunday. Both events are at 5:00 pm.

Many residents bring blankets and folding chairs to these events and pack something to eat. Hundreds of residents typically attend each show.

Hip to Hip theatre Company was founded in 2007 by Sunnyside residents Jason and Joy Marr, who started performing in Woodside’s Windmuller Park and Sunnyside’s All Saint’s Church.

The audience for these events continues to grow yearly, with approximately 6,000 people coming out to see the performances in 2013.

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