JULY 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. Kids & the Classics
7:30 p.m. King Lear
Gate opens at 5:30pm
Come to Sunnyside Gardens Park for a family-friendly production! These performances are for both Shakespeare lovers 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. No glass. Seating is first come, first served.
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.
The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters based on their love for him. Misunderstanding his youngest daughter's refusal to flatter him, he disowns her in favor of her ruthless, manipulative sisters...who promptly strip him of power, wealth, and sanity. Shakespeare's spectacular tragedy pits good against evil as the exiled princess returns to claim the throne.
REMINDER: As a courtesy to the actors there is no ball playing, etc, during the performance.
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