LIC Arts Open / LIC-A Kickoff
Party & Pop Up Exhibition
Thursday May 18, 6-8pm
(a Midsummer Actor’s Nightmare)
Shake off the winter blues with Shakespeare! Seven League Boots is pleased to announce the world premiere of Bottom’s Dream! (a Midsummer Actor’s Nightmare), an hour-long original and immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Andy Schneeflock, performing February 13-24 at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City.
Produced by Seven League Boots, in partnership with Long Island City Artists, Inc., this new adaptation by Jennie Brown and Leigh Anne Poulos incorporates 7LB’s signature Pop Up Shakespeare style into an interactive en-promenade exploration of Shakespeare's classic.
Audience members will join Quince and Nick Bottom as they struggle to rehearse and perform a play for the royal wedding! Which is tomorrow! If the time crunch weren’t enough, the amateur theatre troupe is beset by egotistical actors, lovesick Athenians, and mischievous fairies. Can you help the beleaguered ensemble get their show on the road? Or will you sit back and watch the chaos unfold? The choice is yours!
Bottom’s Dream! (a Midsummer Actor’s Nightmare) runs Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 8 pm, February 13-24, at The Plaxall Gallery (5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101). Tickets available online at www.popupshakespeare.org, or in person at the front door. Wednesday shows $20, all others $30. Please note, performances are immersive and ambulatory. Wheelchair accessible.
Seven League Boots is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company dedicated to breaking down barriers between audience and performance. The company creates theatre that encourages the community to engage, question, and challenge. Seven League Boots productions are created for audiences to be active, highlighting their role as integral to live performance and providing opportunities for the audience to engage not only with the actors in the show, but also with each other. Pop Up Shakespeare is the company's flagship project, bringing accessible Shakespeare to NYC and providing a thoroughly modern way to engage with these classical works.
Read More: www.popupshakespeare.org
Februrary 13-24, 8pm