Shakespeare in Riverside Park

The Rogue Ensemble Theatre Company will soon be launching its second summer season of outdoor theater with a production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Performances will run from July 17 through August 1, with shows at 11am on Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays. All performances will be on the lawn in front of the Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House in Riverside Park (park entrance at 103rd and Riverside).

“Shakespeare’s classic comedy of masked treachery and viper-tongued love is reimagined by Ensemble member Joey Nasta as a post-COVID Hamptons beach party. The citizens of Messina are emerging from a long, dark winter —  and that means it’s time to party! Love ages like wine (and wine induces love!) as marriages begin, end, and then begin all over again.”

Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $15, and seating is first-come first-served, so be sure to bring those lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Spots can be reserved on Eventbrite.

Rogue Ensemble’s summer of love will continue and conclude with Romeo & Juliet, directed by Amanda Whiteley, coming in August. Keep an eye on the Rogue Ensemble website and Instagram @RogueEnsemble for more info!

The Rogue Ensemble Theater Company runs exclusively by donations. To support their theater-making, contributions can be made to their current season’s GoFundMe.

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