May 4 at 7pm
Skirmishes of Wit
An Evening with The Shakespeare Society Ambassadors
At the Pearl Theatre, 555 W. 42nd St.
We all know them - the dueling duos of Shakespeare's plays who captivate us with their witty repartee, from Beatrice and Benedick, to Kate and Petruchio, to Rosalind and Orlando, and even to Isabella and Angelo, albeit in a more sinister tone. During this evening, The Shakespeare Society Ambassadors will present their favorite examples of "skirmishes of wit" from Shakespeare's plays as we consider how these moments reveal character, build excitement, and draw us deeper into a play's world. The scenes they perform will be further illuminated by commentary from professor of English at Barnard College Peter Platt, Head of Voice at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Alithea Phillips, and Shakespeare Society Artistic Director Michael Sexton. And after the event, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and the chance to mingle with the Ambassadors and other special guests!
MEMBERS: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 212-967-6802 for discount code.
NON-MEMBERS: Click HERE for tickets.
Sunday, May 15 at 6pm
The Shakespeare Society & Hunts Point Alliance for Children
present a Benefit Performance
The Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble in
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
At New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th St.
Falling in love can make fools of us all! Take a magical journey to the woods outside of Athens in this lively and heart-warming production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now in its ninth year, the Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble is an extraordinary collaboration between The Shakespeare Society and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children in the South Bronx. Through a combination of close reading, acting, and rehearsal techniques, students are completely immersed in the play. They develop their capacity for teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking, while testing their capacity for commitment and rigor. Come celebrate the talent and hard work of the fifty 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from the Bronx’s Hunts Point Alliance for Children. They have spent the entire year, learning about and rehearsing a Shakespeare before performing it for their families, friends, and you!
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Monday, May 23
Honoring Daniel Sullivan & Chukwudi Iwuji
At the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South)
Please save the date for The Shakespeare Society's fourth annual Playing Shakespeare Celebration. This event will celebrate another glorious season of Shakespeare in New York City and the artists that bring his work to life. Join us for this special evening that will include a silent auction, cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres. We will honor celebrated director Daniel Sullivan with The Shakespeare Medal and actor Chukwudi Iwuji with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award. This Playing Shakespeare Celebration is The Shakespeare Society's most significant annual fundraising event. All proceeds are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Your support is essential.GET COMPLETE DETAILS