New York Classical Theatre presents a free, outdoor, roving staging of Shakespeare's magical comedy about young love featuring passion and romance, hysterics and high jinks in equal measure. More…
Hermia loves Lysander, Lysander loves Hermia, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, and no one loves Helena. And Egeus wants his daughter Hermia killed if she doesn't follow his plan of marrying Demetrius. Add in some otherwordly fairies and a magical forest and watch love fight nobly against the threatened chaos. Presented for free outdoors in Central Park (May 31-June 26), Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City (June 29-July 2), Prospect Park (July 6-10), and Carl Schurz Park (July 12-17).
"Being within earshot of the performers was mostly a matter of luck...But you have to adjust expectations when theater moves outdoors...The travails of the young lovers got a bit lost, while the scheming of Oberon and the mischief of Puck were similarly muted. But the rude mechanicals did well...'Pyramus and Thisbe,' the play within the play, is raucously silly fun...This 'Midsummer' is a little elusive, but it’s not a bad way to spend a beautiful evening outside in the city." Full Review
See it if You like Shakespeare enough to see a light version of it, and if you like to be more involved than just sitting in a theatre.
Don't see it if You don't like the outdoors and you are very happy to be sitting in a comfy theater seat.
See it if You like Shakespeare, love seeing classic works done in non-traditional settings, and want to laugh
Don't see it if You don'y like Shakespeare or the idea of getting up to move from scene to scene.
See it if you like being outdoors!, need a family activity, want to mix up date night with show & a picnic, are in a light-hearted mood!
Don't see it if you have trouble walking or sitting on the ground for long periods of time, don't like bugs, want spectacle (nature is the spectacle!)
See it if ... if you want to escape reality into a world of magic, wit, and humor! Excellent! Beautiful! My highest praise!
Don't see it if ... you are not a fan of Shakespeare. Although, this is the show that could change your mind about the Bard!!
See it if Another great play from a great writer. You must follow this play very careful to understand the twist and turns.
Don't see it if If you don't want to be on the edge of your seat , trying to figure out the plot.
See it if Have a love for the Shakespeare way, with a fun and intense array of characters and shenanigans that remains relevant throughout time.
Don't see it if You get easily confused or lost in theatre.
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