Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bryant Park Shakespeare Returns from Intermission for Act II

Our first installment of Bryant Park Shakespeare, earlier this summer, earned rave reviews from the New York Times (direct quote: "It's an exquisite evening in the park." Can it get any better than that?). We're pleased to remind you that the long intermission is over, and that Bryant Park Shakespeare is returning to the park next Thursday, August 14.

Boomerang Theater Company, a veteran of open-air Shakespeare performances in Central Park, will take residency on the Upper Terrace for three weeks to perform Love's Labour's Lost. This lighthearted comedy is the perfect counterpoint to Hamlet, which The Drilling Company performed earlier in the summer. The comedy follows three gentlemen in their yearlong pursuit of study and fasting, which is naturally interrupted by pursuit of a lady.

The Hamlet portion of Bryant Park Shakespeare was helped along by stormy weather that enhanced the play's sense of foreboding. Hopefully the weather for Love's Labour's Lost will be sunny and light, just like the play!

The stage is arranged at the top of the Upper Terrace steps.  

The performances will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7pm for three consecutive weeks, starting on August 14. Catch one performance, or come back multiple times.

The stage will be located on the Upper Terrace, with seating arranged around the base of the stairs so each seat has a great view. There is no worry about running out of seats, either; if we see that the chairs we've arranged are filling up, we'll simply add more. No tickets or reservations are required.

What is your favorite line from Love's Labour's Lost? Tell us in the comments section below.

Love's Labour's Lost, presented by Boomerang Theater Company
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
August 14 - 30
Upper Terrace 

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