After two wonderful years of Shakespeare in Queens, the curtain is about to rise on the final season of our unique project with TITAN Theatre Company.
Every month, actors from TITAN will present a free dramatic reading of a Shakespeare play at a community library in Queens.
Lenny Banovez, the 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 modern interpretations of his plays.
“I have enjoyed so many things about Shakespeare in Queens,” says Banovez. “My favorite, however, is the relationships we are developing with the audiences. There is a true following; many of our audience members have attended ALL of the readings so far. To provide the works of Shakespeare to the people of Queens for FREE is a marvelous thing. The works of Shakespeare continue to be relevant in our world today, and to expose people to them who normally wouldn’t attend the theatre is something I find very important.”
As TITAN finishes three years of performing each of the 37 plays that Shakespeare wrote, they have saved some of the best for last! This season’s schedule includes several of Shakespeare’s most famous works, including Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, King Lear, and, last but not least, Hamlet, our final Shakespeare in Queens performance, on August 6, 2018.
"We knew we wanted to go big this year,” observed Banovez. “It’s year three and the culmination of the project. I know it has excited our actors and company to be able to bring these plays to community libraries in Queens, and I hope the audiences are as excited as we are.”
Season Three of Shakespeare in Queens begins with Romeo and Juliet on Monday, October 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.
For the full schedule for Shakespeare in Queens's final season, visit www.queenslibrary.org/shakespeare.