Terry Layman (c.) starred in Titan’s “King Lear,” the fourth Kudos nominee for Outstanding Production.
Ever wanted to tackle all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays, but knew you’d never make it the entire way from “All’s Well That Ends Well” to “Winter’s Tale”?
Well, no worries, because Titan Theatre Co. and the Queens Library have teamed up to do the work for you.
Beginning Monday in Forest Hills, and continuing monthly for the next three years, Titan actors will present staged readings of each Shakespeare play at a different library location.
And it’s all free.
Hey, a play by any other name……
Rachel Handler reacts to advances from Richard, played by Guy Ventoliere, in a scene from “Richard III.”
William Shakespeare describes the character of Gloucester, who eventually becomes the villainous king, as an ugly hunchback who is “rudely stamp’d, deformed, unfinish’d” in “Richard III.”
Now Director Stephanie Barton-Farcas and Nicu’s Spoon Theater Co. present a version of the Bard’s tragedy were all the characters except Richard have some sort of disability.
Barton-Farcas goes one step further by employing 11 actors (out of a cast of 15) who are actually physically or mentally disabled.
The performances begin Sept. 29, at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City.
Nestor Garland (l. to r.), Doug Hendel, Katie Kerr and Guy Ventoliere run through a scene from “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Photo by Kevin Zimmerman
If it’s summer in Queens, then it’s time for Hip to Hip Theatre Co. to entertain us with works from the Bard.
Beginning Wednesday, July 22, through Thursday, Aug. 13, this group of merrymakers will present its ninth season of free productions of “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in parks throughout the borough.
This year’s schedule also includes a stop in The Bronx, as well as the company’s first appearance in the New York Fringe Festival, Aug. 19, 20 and 26 in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park.
The cast from “Thoroughly Modern Mille,” one of the last show’s the FSFCTG performed in Flushing, poses for a photograph. Photo by Merle Exit
The Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theater Group is changing religions.
After she ended the group’s 41-year stint in Flushing, Maryellen Pierce opted to move her amateur acting company to the Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica Estates.
Besides a different address, the group has also adopted a new moniker—Star Players.
Read the whole story in this week’s TimesLedger Newspapers
A.J. Jacobs and actress Olivia Wilde at a recent family reunion.
A.J. Jacobs believes every last person on the planet is related.
So naturally when he decided to throw a family reunion, he invited all of us.
The Global Family Reunion, takes place Saturday 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. in Corona.
Sister Sledge will be on hand to lead the crowd in a version of “We Are Family,” in the hopes of breaking a world’s record for the most people singing that song.
Other relatives scheduled to appear include Lisa Loeb, Daniel Radcliffe, Dr. Oz and, via video, former President George H. W. Bush.
Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP, which includes special lines for food, beverages and the bathroom, as well as a viewing area.
Natalia “The Saw Lady” Paruz rehearses with members of The Astoria Choir.
After cutting back last year, Natalia Paruz has retooled the NY Musical Saw Festival for its 11th appearance coming up Saturday, May 30 in Astoria.
A celebration of the carpenter’s go-to tool, the festival includes musicians anxious to get their teeth into some classical music with a twist.
“The saw sounds like an opera singer without words,” Paruz, who goes by the moniker “The Saw Lady” said. “Every time we play, people come around looking for the singers.”
To prove her point, she and three other saw musicians will replace the soprano section of The Astoria Choir in a performance of Mozart’s “Ave verum corpus.”
The festival kicks off at 2 pm on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St. in Astoria. Tickets are $10.
The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra holds a fund-raiser to aid Nepal this weekend. Photo courtesy Queensboro Symphony Orchestra
For its season finale, the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra presents the NY Concert for Nepal this Sunday, May 31, at Mary’s Nativity Church in Flushing.
The concert will include performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Fifth Symphony,” Mozart’s “Horn Concerto No. 3” and the Nepali national anthem.
There is no cost, but money given as part of a free-will offering will be donated to areas of Nepal affected by the recent earthquake.
Mary’s Nativity Church is located at 46-02 Parson Blvd. in Flushing. The May 31 concert begins at 7 pm.