If you didn’t know, now you do. The Classical Theatre of Harlem is once again bringing you theatre that you won’t find any place else. Directed by Justin Emeka, Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park opened on July 13th and will run thru July 30th . Performances of this show are free. Free. FREE. ONCE AGAIN, IT’S FREE!!! This was made possible by the Ford Foundation.
You’ve heard of the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the park well now there’s a new kid in town. Classical Theatre of Harlem has created an “Uptown” Shakespeare experience that we know you’ll enjoy. Don’t miss it! FIND OUT MORE AND GET TICKETS —–>>>> HERE
Find out more about the show and Watch the the directors journal video below!
Continuing its groundbreaking tradition of weaving the rich cultural legacy of Harlem into classical text, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will illuminate A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music, dance, and various traditions from the African Diaspora, to present an enchanted concrete jungle inhabited by spirits who revel in the magical nature of summer love. Theseus, the Duke of Harlem, prepares to unite two hemispheres with his marriage to Hippolyta, the African queen. Meanwhile, four Harlem lovers pursue forbidden romance by escaping to the woods, where a group of Harlem’s working class-AKA the “rude mechanicals”-rehearse a “classic” performance to entertain the Duke on his wedding night in hopes of fame and fortune. Colorful West African and Capoeira dance elements will be weaved throughout the production.