IN THE PARKING LOT
Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has found a
new home in the Parking Lot behind The Clemente (Clemente
Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center), located
at 114 Norfolk Street (east side of Norfolk Street
between Delancey and Rivington Streets), just three blocks from
the municipal parking lot where the plucky New York cultural attraction
started in 1995.
year's productions will be "As You Like It,"
directed by Hamilton Clancy, July 9 to 26 and "Macbeth,"
directed by Jesse Ontiveros, July 30 to August 15.
Steampunk "As You Like It" will be presented
July 9 to 26 in our new parking lot.
You Like It," one of Shakespeare's most beloves
romantic comedies, follows a cast of mismatched lovers to the
Forest of Arden. In this refuge for those driven out of society,
everybody gets lessons in love. The action is fierce in the first
half: murders are attempted, ribs are cracked in wrestling matches,
a brother is disowned, a niece is exiled and loyalties are sorely
tested. For those who end up in the Forest of Arden during the
second half, the perils are chiefly falling in love or being outwitted
play introduces some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters,
notably the sharp-tongued, ever-jaded Jacques. Each major character
represents a quality of love: familial love is personified by
Rosalind and Celia, brotherly love by the Dukes, Orlando and Oliver,
the blind love of devotion by Silvius, the love of service by
Adam and Corin, the love of self by Jacques and the love of lust
keeping with the play's magical spirit, director Hamilton Clancy
is adapting this "As You Like It" into the classical
Victorian era. Everything becomes Steampunk when the scene shifts
to the Forest of Arden. MORE INFO
are July 9 to 26, Thurs-Sat at 8:00 PM
and admission is FREE. Seats are available on a first come first
served basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure
a place. You are welcome to bring your own chair. Once seats are
gone, blankets are spread out. We've never turned anyone away
and there's never a wait for tickets.
F to Delancey Street, M to Essex Street. MAP
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
produced "Hamlet" in Bryant Park last summer, our company
has been invited back in 2015 for three mainstage shows and a
Bard's birthday bash:
In a free event, the Drilling Company's Shakespeare
in the Parking Lot players celebrated Shakespeare's birthday for
the second year in a row, featuring over thirty actors reciting
soliloquies all around Bryant Park, musical acts and various other
amusements. (more info, slideshow, video
by NY Daily News)
15 TO 31:
"TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA"
This adaptation was set in NYC's Little Italy and Shakespeare's
two cities were transformed into two rival New York restaurants.
our font-page article in NY Metro)
17 TO AUGUST 2:
"ROMEO AND JULIET"
"Romeo and Juliet" exquisitely pleads for similar and
neighboring peoples to stop killing each other for reasons they
no longer remember. In The Drilling Company's production for Bryant
Park Shakespeare, the play will be set in a modern city which
is divided by wealth and class. Directed by David Marantz, it
aims to send a clear message about the violence that can result
from social division and corporate greed.
as Juliet and Andrew Gombas as Romeo. Photo by Maia Sacca-Schaeffer.
this production, the performing area is on the Bryant Park Stage,
which is across the park from the Upper Terrace Steps, at the
Fountain Terrace near Sixth Avenue, with audience on the gravel
and lawn. MORE INFO
SEPTEMBER 4 TO 20:
"THE TAMING OF THE SHREW"
Directed by Alessandro Colla
* ALL ADMISSION IS FREE.
times to all three plays are Fri and Sat at 6:30 PM, Sun
at 2:00 PM.
* Food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are
close at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone.
* Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.
* Subways: B, D, F, or M to 42nd St./Bryant Park; 7 to 5th Ave.