Announcing the 2013 Season
Hip to Hip is proud to announce its 7th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST (directed by David Mold) and THE TEMPEST (directed by Jason Marr) will tour to 12 parks from July 24-August 18, covering every geographical area of Queens, New York City's most diverse borough. In addition, we will once again moonlight on the Newport Green in Jersey City, and conclude with gala performances in Southampton's picturesque Agawam Park.
Also announcing “Kids and the Classics”. This brand new children’s programming will be offered 30 minutes prior to each show, consisting of theatre games and a fun introduction to the plays.
About the Plays:
LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
The King of Navarre and three noblemen take an oath to devote their lives to scholarship for three years—without the company of women. When the Princess of France and three ladies-in-waiting arrive, passion and puns abound. Will the oath hold? Or will the men succumb to the game of love? In this screwball romantic comedy, Shakespeare takes wordplay and wit to dizzying heights.
After twelve years on a deserted island, a deposed Duke is now a mighty sorcerer. He raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. Half romance, half political thriller, Shakespeare's final masterpiece has it all: a shipwreck, conspiracy, magic, monsters and love at first sight.
All performances are family-friendly, free, and open to the public.
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