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Free Shakespeare in Sunnyside Gardens Park: The Tragedy of King Richard III
August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
5:30pm Doors & Concession Stand Opens
7:00pm “Kids & the Classics” Children’s program
7:30pm Play begins
Hip to Hip Theatre Company is celebrating its thirteenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Park: these family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring blankets and low chairs. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served.
THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD III (directed by David Frederick Mold),
After a long civil war, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward. But Edward’s younger brother Richard, who helped him to the throne, grows restless in the shadows. Shakespeare’s searing drama chronicles the bloody rise and fall of the last
English king to die on the battlefield.
Plus at 7:00pm, “Kids & the Classics” will be offered before each performance. “Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations and creating link between the text and their own lives.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on if you would like.