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NY 'Love's Labour's Lost' to Run Away with Audiences

Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare, directed by Stephen Burdman, will run in a free production from May 31-June 24, 2007 on Thursdays-Sundays, at 7pm Sharp at West 103rd Street & CPW inside Central Park.

"Spring is in the air with Love's Labour's Lost, when boys swear off love in pursuit of knowledge. Boys meet girls. Watch how quickly boys' oaths are forgotten in favor of other more 'earthly pursuits.' Shakespeare's lush romantic comedy roams through Central Park, but with a twist," state press notes.  "Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director, will direct you in the right direction, so you won't miss a thing. When you enter at West 103rd Street and Central Park West you will be led into the park where the play will begin. Central Park's grounds set the stage for this production and then the fun really begins!"

"As you watch the show, the next scene that is about to happen starts about 50 feet away, and then we are off. The whole audience follows the actors  to where the scene is taking place every 10-15 minutes, so no snoozing during this show!  The play begins at West 103rd Street and moves around the lake using footbridges, trees, rocks, benches and even the audience as scenery!  Lots of fun with this Shakespeare production, it's great for the whole family. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers, and you can come on your bike, rollerblades, heely's or scooters.  You can even bring along your dog for the walk! The show is wheelchair accessible and also,  perfect to bring the little ones in their strollers, (no problem if they fall asleep). As the sun goes down, Stephen and his crew - - with a little help from Central Park's fireflies - -  will light the show."

New York Classical Theatre will have their rehearsals open to the public during May 3-May 30, at 103rd Street & CPW, varying times, everyday except for Fridays.

 New York Classical Theatre along with Central Park Conservancy, will run a FREE, 45 minute Shakespeare Workshop for Children at the same location of 103rd Street & CPW

This workshop is for Kids Ages 8-10 and will be held the last two Saturday's and Sunday's, June 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 5:00 pm-5:45PM (parents/guardians required). No reservations, just show up!

Pack a picnic for after the workshop and then enjoy the show at 7pm.

No tickets or reservations are needed.  Call 212-252-4531 or visit for more information.

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