Shakespeare Comes to Golden via NYC! Fri July 3

Lovers QuarrelKHC is very proud that we are able to partner with the University of Calgary to bring the Teen Ensemble of the 52nd Street Project to Golden this week to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They arrive in town on Wednesday evening and will be rehearsing and taking in the sights before the show in the Civic Centre this Friday evening… it’s all free and the curtain goes up at 7pm sharp.

You can see the amazing work that the 52nd Street Project is doing with children and youth on their website here. Or link to tMechanicals Rehearsehis brochure on their Canadian tour to Calgary and Golden.

When 52nd Street Project got in touch with us a few months ago, they introduced themselves… “We work with kids Titania & Bottomfrom the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in New York City aged 10 to 18. Our focus is on theater, but we do many other programs with them and it’s all free. “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the show we’re bringing to Canada, is a production of our Teen Ensemble. The Ensemble is a two-year program that gives our teens conservatory-style training in acting and theater in general. The final, full-length Shakespeare show tour that each new Ensemble undertakes is simultaneously a pinnacle achievement and a reward for their two years of work.

“This summer, after two New York performances in our own space, we will be coming to Calgary with 15 teens and 6 adult chaperones and would love to come and play for you in Golden. A major part of the overall experience is introducing our city-bred kids to another country and a completely different way of life.”
We jumped at the chance to include this as a special treat in our free Summer Kicks series. The Teen Ensemble has contemporized the setting and made it their own so expect some twists and turns direct from New York City! No hula hooping or chalking on the floor of the hall for this one for the kids but we do invite you to bring your older kids along to sample as much as they can before their attention wanders.
Curtain goes up at 7pm sharp so please arriver earlier to get a seat.

From Wikipedia: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of AthensTheseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.