Boomerang Theatre to Stage A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Summer 2014
The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, are excited to announce A Boomerang Summer in the Park, where two of the most beloved works by William Shakespeare will be presented in Central Park & Bryant Park Shakespeare at Bryant Park, as part of the company's 15 years presenting exceptional outdoor theatre. A Boomerang Summer in the Park includes, Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by John Greenleaf (The Acting Company, Steppenwolf, Australian Elizabethan Theatre), presented in Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West), June 21-July 20, 2014; and Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST, directed by Cailin Heffernan (Loveless, TX), presented in Bryant Park (between 40th and 42nd St & Fifth and Sixth Avenues), August 14-30, 2014.
Both shows are free to the public (no reservation required). For more information visit www.boomerangtheatre.org.
"We're very excited to continue our partnership with Central Park in 2014. A Midsummer Night's Dream is always such a fun show to produce, and we know our audiences will have a terrific time seeing Shakespeare's lovers try to sort out their romantic passions", shares Artistic Director Tim Errickson. "We are so pleased to be partnering with Bryant Park as well this summer, creating a new theatrical program for them. Love's Labor's Lost is such an enjoyable show, with all of the hallmarks of great Shakespearean comedy: lovers and schemes, comic servants, overblown egos and terrific wordplay. These two free productions are great ways for audiences to enjoy the wonder that is New York City in summertime."
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, June 21-July 20, 2014
directed by John Greenleaf
Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West)
Love, jealousy, and meddling parents force four teenagers to flee to the forest, right into the middle of a hissy fit between the King and Queen of the fairyland. Can the right pairs of lovers find each other?
Sat, June 21 and Sun, June 22 at 2 p.m.
Sat, June 28 and Sun, June 29 at 2 p.m.
Sat, July 12 and Sun, July 13 at 2 p.m.
Sat, July 19 and Sun, July 20 at 2 p.m.
LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST, August 14-30, 2014
directed by Cailin Heffernan
In association with Bryant Park Corporation as part of Bryant Park Shakespeare
Bryant Park (42nd Street and 6th Avenue)
A king and his friends swear an oath to renounce women for three years while studying together. But scholarship and brotherhood take an interesting turn with the arrival of four lovely ladies. The boys go in disguise to woo, but the gals have the upper hand. Don't they always?
Thu, Aug 14 - Sat, Aug 16 at 7 p.m.
Thu, Aug 21 - Sat, Aug 23 at 7 p.m.
Thu, Aug 28 - Sat, Aug 30 at 7 p.m.
For more information about Bryant Park Shakespeare visit www.bryantpark.org.
About Boomerang Theatre Company: Established in 1999, the Boomerang Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new, classic and neglected plays that add to the vibrancy of the national theatre canon. We annually present original and re-imagined plays as both outdoor performances and indoors rotating repertory seasons. We challenge artists as they continue to hone their craft, and we engage the most talented and passionate writers, directors, designers and actors in New York's independent theatre community. By employing an innovative philosophy and a pioneering spirit, Boomerang constantly expands the idea of what is possible for an Off-Off Broadway/Indie Theatre company. Through this unique combination of substance and form, we move our audience by creating for them a dialogue of culturally significant plays from diverse styles, genres, and periods. Nominated for 8 New York Innovative Theater Awards, receiving 2.
About Bryant Park Corporation (BPC): A private not-for-profit company, was founded in 1980 to renovate, finance and operate Bryant Park, one of the busiest public spaces in the world, without government or philanthropic funding. In addition to providing security and sanitation services, and tending the lawn and seasonal gardens, BPC creates amenities and activities in Bryant Park for over 6 million visitors each year. BPC's website, www.bryantpark.org, has more detailed information plus a complete schedule of the upcoming wide range of free events.