Local libraries host a series of Shakespeare productions
Unable to attend a production of Shakespeare's works at the Globe Theatre this summer, or having difficulties booking a trip to Stratford-on-Avon? Here's the solution - lovers of the Bard will get plenty of chances to see the great playwright's works at performances sponsored by area libraries this summer.
To start the season, the Kenilworth Public Library's "Bard on the Boulevard" program returns this summer with Antony and Cleopatra, performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Company at 4p.m. June 26. The performance will take place in the plaza in front of Borough Hall, 567 Boulevard.
As seating will not be provided, those wishing to attend should bring lawn chairs or other suitable outdoor seating. Because of space limitation, blankets or beach towels are not recommended. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved indoors to Kenilworth Public Library located at 548 Boulevard. The performance is free and open to all members of the public.
Although the action in Antony and Cleopatra takes place during the Roman Empire, its themes of political intrigue, infidelity, betrayals, love, and honor will be familiar to contemporary viewers.
Financial support for the "Bard on the Boulevard" has been provided by the following sponsors: Gold Level - Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, Silver Level - S. Seltzer Construction, Bronze Level - PNC Bank. Later presentations in the series include Richard III on July 31 and Love's Labour's Lost on Aug. 14.
For more information, call the Kenilworth Public Library at (908) 276-2451.
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