Titan Theatre Company & Queens Library Partnering for Slate of Staged Readings

Queens Library and TITAN Theatre Company announced today that they will be teaming up for an ambitious outreach program titled "Shakespeare in Queens" that will present staged readings of the entire canon of Shakespeare's works at community libraries throughout the borough of Queens. Admission to all performances is free to the public and is open to audiences of all ages. The project will take three years to complete and will bring FREE Shakespeare to Queens residents and end with a borough wide vote of which reading was "Their Favorite" and TITAN will produce a full production of thet winning play at their current home, the Queens Theatre.

"We could not be happier or more excited about this project!" said Lenny Banovez, Artistic Director of Titan Theatre Company. "As TITAN begins to grow and transition from a producing entity into a true theatre company, we felt it was time to give something back to the community that has given so much to us. The residents of Queens, and the great people at the Queens Libraries, have truly embraced TITAN, and this is a great way to bring our work to an amazing community and to team up with a wonderful organization."

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright in the English language. In addition to the sheer joy of live, performing theater, his plays offer lyrical poetry and great insight into the human heart, as true today as it was more than 400 years ago.

The first cycle of staged readings are set to begin this Fall and are as follows:

"Much Ado About Nothing." Monday, October 5th, 5:30 pm, Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71st Avenue.

"Othello." Monday, November 2nd, 5:30 pm, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica.

"The Merchant of Venice." Monday, December 7th, 5:30 pm, Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street.

"Antony and Cleopatra." Monday, January 4th, 5:30 pm, Queens Library at Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Avenue.

"Talking Shakespeare" discussion, Monday, January 11th, 6:00 pm, Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street.

For more information on the "Shakespeare in Queens" project which includes dates, branch locations, and the entire line up of plays for year one please visit www.titantheatrecompany.com or www.queenslibrary.org

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