This Month in Shakespeare: March 2017

Show-Score | By Christopher McKittrick | Mar 1, 2017
Show-Score looks at all things Shakespeare in New York City

While there is no sign of William Shakespeare on Broadway at the moment, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater groups frequently perform Shakespeare throughout New York City. We’ve compiled a list of some notable Shakespeare activity happening in March 2017. Hopefully, these will tide Shakespeare fans over until Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer! 

42nd Street’s New Victory Theater is renowned for its extraordinary children’s theater. While most people wouldn’t think of Julius Caesar as a play for children, New Victory begs to differ. In fact, New Victory is pairing Julius Caesar with a new play by Marcus Gardley titled X, or, Betty Shabazz vs The Nation, drawing parallels between the politics of Ancient Rome and the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement.

Titan Theatre Company has developed a reputation for exciting stagings of Shakespeare's works. However, the company’s production of Twelfth Night promises to be one of its most unique productions -- the production stars real life identical twin sisters Sierra and Lauren Tothero as Viola and Sebastian. That's certainly a clever way to stage Shakespeare's mistaken identity comedy!
HERE is known for staging an exciting mix of arts in all sorts of disciplines. In this spirit they will feature the Brooklyn-based Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s take on Shakespeare's most acclaimed drama. Theater Reconstruction Ensemble describes itself as a “home for weirdos” and encourages the audience to examine how the historical weight that Hamlet affects those who continue to stage it.
Don't miss New York Shakespeare Exchange's contemporary take on the Bard's classic comedy. Filled with fake news, social media rumors, unlikely lovers, and secret enemies. It's been a hit so far with Show-Score members, so don't miss out on this play, which closes March 5th.
Also, be sure to catch the The 2016-2017 Shakespeare in Queens dramatic reading series by the Titan Theatre Company. Presented at libraries throughout the borough, next up is Talking Shakespeare at the Flushing Community Library on March 13, which features Lenny Banovez, Artistic Director of Titan Theatre Company, speaking about staging Shakespeare. The series will continue through August. For the full schedule, visit the Queens Library site.

Also, don't forget to check out,"Sleep no More" and "Drunk Shakespeare", which continue their very popular open runs.

What Shakespeare are you planning to see in March? Let us know