As one of Shakespeare’s most popularly performed plays, this beloved tale is the perfect fit for Snorks and Piñs Productions and New York Restoration Project’s community engagement program: Arts in the Gardens! Together, these two companies are transforming local community gardens into a stage. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic, and settle into these urban oases to enjoy Shakespeare’s finest poetry, bawdiest jokes, most thrilling fights and most poignant tragedy.
From June 16th to June 30th, New York Restoration Project will be hosting Snorks and Piñs in their community gardens in the South Bronx, East Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant, to raise community awareness of these wonderful spaces and to welcome all neighbors to their gardens.
‘Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, produced by Snorks and Piñs Productions, LLC opens on June 16th and closes on June 30th. The performance schedule and locations are as follows:
June 16th at 3pm - Target Brooklyn Garden
(931-933 Bedford Ave - Between Willoughby and Dekalb Ave)
June 20th, 6pm - 103rd St Community Garden
(105 East 103rd St - Between Park and Lexington Ave)
June 23rd, 3pm - Tiffany Family Garden
(431 East 114th St - Between 1st and Pleasant Ave)
June 24th, 7pm - The Lambs
(3 West 51st Street - 5th Floor)
June 27th, 6pm - Willis Ave Community Garden
(401 East 143rd St - On the corner of 143rd and Willis Ave)
June 30th, 2pm - Target Bronx Community Garden
(1025 Anderson Avenue - Between West 164th and 165th St)
June 30th, 8pm - The Spark Arts Center
(161 W 22nd St - Between 6th and 7th Ave).
Performances at all community gardens and at the Lambs are free and no tickets are being sold. For the final performance at The Spark Arts Center tickets are Pay What You Will. Advance seats are available up to 3 hours before performance at here with a $5 minimum.
The creative staff of 'Romeo and Juliet' consists of Gillian Riley (Director), Alden LaPagila (Choreographer), Holly Rihn (Costume Design), DeAnna Rosen (Fight Director), KC Steedle (composer), Lantie Tom (Assistant Stage Manager), Lydian Vargas (Design), Corinne Woods (Stage Manager). ‘Romeo and Juliet’ stars Gowan Campbell, Raphael Eilenberg*, Kate Hare, Nicholas Alexiy Moran*, Lee Osorio*, Tara Pacheco, Graham Stevens*, Kymm Walker and Kelly Zekas.