AUGUST 21, 2019
7:00 p.m. Kids & the Classics
7:30 p.m. A Midsummer Night's Dream
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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Four young lovers escape the tyranny of the court to find love in a magical forest. On the same night and in the same forest, the king and queen of the fairies declare war on each other, and a company of amateur actors meet to rehearse a play. See what happens when a mischievous sprite called Puck weaves their three stories into one.
REMINDER: As a courtesy to the actors there is no ball playing, etc, during the performance.