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The Drilling Company Hosts Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Celebration

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The Clemente Shakes Birthday event

The Drilling Company’s free Shakespeare in the Parking Lot returns with an outdoor celebration of The Bard’s 457th Birthday, April 23 and 24, in the parking lot of The Clemente at 107 Suffolk Street. Billed as, “Two Nights of Scenes, Songs, Sonnets and Soliloquies,” they write:

Will Shakespeare turns 457 on Friday, April 23.  So on April 23 and 24, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, members of The Drilling Company’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Company will mount “Happy Birthday Shakespeare-457” in the parking lot of The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street. An energetic, one-hour collection of outdoor performances will be offered, all free to the public, all live and limited to 50 audience members.  It’s the first free Shakespeare to be offered in NYC in the year since the quarantine.
Led by Jane Bradley and Kathleen Simmonds, core players of the company will perform great speeches, scenes, sonnets and songs from the Shakespearean Canon.
Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company, home of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, writes, “It’s essential to get our theater professionals back to work and to bring live theater safely back to the City. Who better to lead the way than William Shakespeare?”
FREE but limited to 50 participants. Masks and temperature checks required; social distancing observed.
Reservations strongly recommended: https://happy457will.eventbrite.com
Read our previous coverage of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot here.
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