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).
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 want to start watching Shakespeare. This is probable the best play to get started with.
Don't see it if you don't have any interest in the bard's work and its renditions.
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 love the play but want it done again in a different view
Don't see it if You'd rather traditional Shakespeare. MSND is not one of my favorites so it didn't capture me
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 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.
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 You are a fan of classic and entertaining humor that wraps itself in drama.
Don't see it if You have not the foggiest idea of how old English is pronounced and your vocabulary is limited.