Manhattan Shakespeare Project's All-Female ROMEO & JULIET Opens Today
Manhattan Shakespeare Project - Manhattan's All-Female Shakespeare Company, presents Romeo and Juliet (First Quarto), for their Free Shakespeare in the ParkS 2014 summer season. Manhattan Shakespeare Project provides an opportunity for female actors to play traditionally male roles as well as an opportunity to break into the male dominated theater industry in directing, producing, writing, and stage production. The play, directed by Reesa Graham, tells the classic story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families whose secret marriage has disastrous consequences. This version of Romeo and Juliet is an ensemble of six women who through physicality, movement, imagination and the bard's own words literally put the audience in the middle of a tour of Verona as the events unfold in a reverse theatre in the round. For the scholars among us, MSP's 2014 Romeo and Juliet is a production of the little performed First Quarto.
Performances are free to the public and will be held at Summit Rock, Central Park today, May 29,30, 31 June 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, St. Nicholas Park, Harlem June 11, 12, 18, 19, Sunset Park, Brooklyn June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, and Morningside Park, Manhattan June 26, 27, 28, 29. All performances are at 6:00pm.
For more information about Manhattan Shakespeare Project, visit www.manhattanshakes.org.