The Brick Theater, Inc. presents SHAKESPEARE IN THE THEATER 2018

The Brick Theater, Inc. presents SHAKESPEARE IN THE THEATER 2018The Brick Theater presents an indoor Shakespeare festival! With air conditioning!!

See the full lineup below!


Shuga Pie Supreme

Directed by Anne Ciarlone

Using Shakespeare's text as our source material, while also pulling from notable adaptations of the work (Brecht, TS Elliot, etc) and adding our own contemporary pop-culture flair, we will stage a brand new retelling of this story. Our hope is to uplight the voices in the play that we don't hear a lot from - the working class; it could take place 10 years from now, or it could take place 10 minutes from now. Politicians may be reduced to soundbites, but with an ensemble of actors that represent the diverse world we live in, this production will explore the fickle way in which we hold politicians, question traditional leadership qualities, and better understand why the will of the people cannot be ignored.

1 hour

Monday, August 20 @ 9:30pm

Thursday, August 23 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 25 @ 5pm

Dreamers Often Lie

Written and adapted by Lukas Papenfusscline

Directed by Nick O'Leary

What is Romeo and Juliet if not the tale of house party that's gotten, well, a little out of hand? Joyful and gently surreal, Neon Nature's retelling of the star-crossed lovers' romance celebrates the euphoria and delirium of young love - along with drinking games, pillow fights, hickeys, and the particular stickiness on the bottom of your shoes when you've been dancing all night long and someone spilled something on the floor but it was all totally worth it? So, grab a plastic cup and join us for a rollicking toast to the dreams and desires at the heart of Shakespeare's most infamous - and revelrous - love story.

1 hour

Monday, August 6 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 11 @ 7pm

Wednesday August 15 @ 9pm

Hamlet: What Dreams May Come

Bakerloo Theatre Project

Directed by William Addis

Hamlet: What Dreams May Come is an original non-linear adaptation with 4 actors playing multiple roles. This streamlined, fast-paced, piece uses Shakespeare's text in a post-modern exploration of the English language's most enigmatic anti-hero.

90 minutes

Friday, August 17 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 18 @ 1pm

Sunday, August 19 @ 7pm

King Lear

Directed by Anna Rebek

Through the lens of a seventies cult, exploring the relationship of power and allegiance in the play King Lear. I'll create a multifaceted space with psychedelic projections to grant access to the disintegrating world of King Lear, showing us his madness as we go deep into his mind.

90 minutes

Tuesday, August 7 @ 7pm

Thursday, August 9 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare in the Square

The cast includes Felix Birdie, Kimberly Chatterjee, Estefania Giraldo, Beth-Ann Hopkins, Constantine Malahias and Rebeca Miller.

This production is a stripped-down version of Midsummer, performed on a bare stage with minimal props and costumes. The cast of six performs all the major roles, exploring the thematic and playful potential of doubling actors as fairies, lovers, royals, and mechanicals. This is a very physical, athletic production - as the text often demands - and the creative staging transforms a blank space from Athens to the woods to the fairy kingdom and back again. To highlight the madness/mess of the play, the production explores a variety of food-stuff: the Athenian wood is filled with mashed potatoes, marshmallow goop, pasta and more... There are childish undertones to the food-play as well as a bit of kink, tip-toeing that fine intersection of sexiness and silliness.

2 hours

Tuesday, August 21 @ 7pm

Sunday, August 26 @ 3pm

Monday, August 27 @ 7pm


I Mean! Productions

Directed by Temar Underwood

This gender-and race-swapped production of Othello speaks directly to today's political and social climate. This unique and powerful new lens brings newfound urgency to the classic story of jealousy, revenge and the darkest elements of humanity's lust for power and control, while remaining true to the spirit and intention of Shakespeare's timeless words.

2 hours

Tuesday, August 14 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 18 @ 6pm

Sunday, August 26 @ 12pm

A Taste of Shakespeare

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre

Cast: Olivia Williamson*, Rachel Schmeling,Jory Murphy, Mike Magliocca* & Basil Rodericks* Emily Lyon, Director & Adaptor

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

A Taste of Shakespeare is a tasting menu of Shakespeare's greatest love stories and romances. In a 60-minute performance, we present three 20-minute adaptations with just five actors: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, aptly named Tiny Tempest, 1/12th Night, and Midsummer: Tedious & Brief.

90 minutes

Monday, August 13 @ 7pm

Wednesday, August 22 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 25 @ 12pm

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Monsterpiece Theatre Collective

A whimsical exploration of a farcical plot. Explore the absurdity of Shakespeare's Two Gentleman of Verona's improbable lovers in an over the top Gilbert and Sullivan style romp.

90 minutes

Wednesday, August 8 @ 7pm

Saturday, August 11 @ 12pm

Thursday, August 16 @ 7pm

The Festival of Lies will play at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) from August 6 to 27, 2018. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at or by calling 866-811-4111.

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.

Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Award-winners Lila Neugebauer, Lea Nanako Winkler, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Little Lord, Nellie Tinder, Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.

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