After a wonderful first season of Shakespeare in Queens, the curtain is about to rise on Season Two of this ambitious project.
Every month, actors from TITAN Theatre Company will present a free dramatic reading of a Shakespeare play at a community library in Queens.
Lenny Banovez, Artistic Director of TITAN Theatre Company, will also hold “Talking Shakespeare” discussions at Flushing Community Library, where he will give a “behind-the-scenes” look at Shakespeare and discuss more modern interpretations of his plays.
There will be an interesting twist this season: in January and February 2017, TITAN will present eight of Shakespeare’s English history plays on a weekly schedule!
In January, at Long Island City Community Library, you can see “The Making of a King,” featuring Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and Henry V; in February, at Flushing, the focus will be on “The War of the Roses,” with Henry VI Parts 1, 2 & 3 and Richard III.
“The great thing about Shakespeare, especially when we break it into seasons, is that there is never a ‘down’ year, because there are so many great plays,” said Lenny Banovez. “Season Two is no exception. Macbeth, The Tempest, and a rarely done complete presentation of the Henry histories in order, make Season Two of Shakespeare in Queens extremely exciting.”
Season Two starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes Community Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.
For the full schedule of Shakespeare in Queens, visit queenslibrary.org/shakespeare.