Sunnyside Gardens Park

Shakespeare In The Park: August 15th 2017

  • August 15, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 48-21 39th Sunnyside, NY 11104

Shakespeare in the park

August 15th 2017

“Measure for Measure”

These family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring blankets, low chairs and picnic fare. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served.

 REMINDER: As a courtesy to the actors there is no ball playing, etc, during the performance.


"Kids & the Classics" 

workshop led by Hip to Hip Theater Group beginning at 6:30pm (Performance at 7:00pm)

Performance of "Measure for Measure" Starting at 7:30 pm 

The Duke of Vienna's puritanical deputy Angelo, tasked with cleaning up a city out of control, revives ancient laws regarding sex and marriage. When he unjustly sentences the young gentleman Claudio to death, Claudio's sister Isabella pleads his case...and discovers that Angelo is not as virtuous as he seems. Shakespeare's dark comedy examines the danger of placing power in the wrong hands.

About "Kids & the Classics"

“Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Performance by:

Sunnyside Gardens Community Association (SGCA)
Established 1926
Celebrating 93 years as a Community of Families and Neighbors

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