The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit Hits The Road With Free Performances of HAMLET
Now in its sixth year, The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit is focused on bringing Shakespeare to non-traditional venues such as prisons, homeless shelters and centers for disadvantaged youth around the tri-state area.
A handful of actors, most of them playing multiple roles, travel by company van and participate in set-up and striking the modest set, props, and costumes as they present edited versions of Shakespeare's classics.
The company has just begun performing its current run of HAMLET, which includes free performances that are open to the public. In addition, the final three weeks of the run will be played at The Public Theater with eight performances per week, and will be open to the general public with tickets priced at $20.
Visit publictheater.org and check the schedule of free performances below.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
RSVP to the New York Public Library
Upper West Side, Manhattan Saturday, September 10 at 1:00pm
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center
3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For info call 718-543-8672
Williams Bridge, Bronx Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
18 Mount Morris Park West at 122nd Street
RSVP to email@example.com
For info call 212 860-1380
Harlem, Manhattan Saturday, September 17 @ 1:00pm
Faber Park Field House
2175 Richmond Terrace
For info call 718 816-5558
Port Richmond, Staten Island
The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's production of HAMLET is directed by Patricia McGregor and features Orlagh Cassidy (Gertrude), Christian DeMarais (Laertes), Christopher Grant (Player King/Musician), Chukwudi Iwuji (Hamlet), Kristolyn Lloyd (Ophelia), Jeffrey Omura (Horatio), Daniel Pearce (Polonius/Gravedigger), Timothy Stickney (Claudius/Ghost), and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Rosencrantz).Scenic Design by Katherine Akiko Day
Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco
Composer Imani Uzuri
Movement Director Paloma McGregor
Fight Director Lisa Kopitsky