Kudos to Pulse Ensemble Theatre for presenting Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the beautiful amphitheatre on the Hudson in Riverbank State Park. No tickets required, but first-come, first served, so once they open on July 5, make sure to go early and enjoy the Park. You enter at 145th St., and you will be amazed by this beautiful facility, designed for sports and cultural events and walking. Pulse, one of NY's longest running ensemble theatres, is now in its 8th year of presenting Harlem Summer Shakespeare, and this production will delight people of all ages. I saw the play on preview night, July 2, and the actors were pumped, their diction beautiful, and the production values professional. Moreover, in both cast and audience, the evening was multi ethnic, fun, and surprising in its application to contemporary New York. See my review on Suite101. Happy Fourth of July, and thanks to Alexa Kelly for making Shakespeare accessible to all. Here's the schedule. Don't miss out!
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- Deborah S. Greenhut, PhD, is a playwright, arts documentarian, and educator who began teaching in a one-room school house in rural New England during 1970. These days you can find me collaborating with urban educators and students, seeking new ways to make education artful. I have consulted on management skills and communication arts in 44 of the United States and 5 provinces in Canada. I believe that people learn more effectively through drama-assisted instruction, and I exploit the Internet to deliver it. The views expressed here are entirely mine and not those of any other institution or organization.