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The Taming of the Shrew

STATUS: This event will occur as scheduled.
WHERE: Teardrop Park
WHEN: July 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Event Details

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy presents four exciting and interactive nights of theatre as the New York Classical Theatre performs Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew in Teardrop Park.

New York Classical Theatre specializes in outdoor panoramic performances of classic plays. Each performance is adapted to work in harmony with the public venue in which it is staged. The audience becomes active spectators and part of the movement of the production, much like another cast member. The performers will use the magical landscape of Teardrop Park as their scenery, moving from place to place for different scenes and allowing the landscape to influence the pacing and flow of the drama. The production’s movement and lively pacing are sure to enthrall audience members of all ages, especially younger ones who will find this a joyful introduction to theater.

Teardrop Park was designed to give visitors the feeling of walking through the natural landscape of the Catskill Mountains. Its rock formations, lush vegetation and meandering pathways provide a uniquely dramatic urban park experience.

Founded in 2000, the New York Classical Theatre has performed to over 150,000 people in venues including Central Park and Governor’s Island.The New York Times said “the theatre treats Shakespeare as a movable feast…it is a joy to see Shakespeare amid the grass and trees.”