New York Times – JULY 31, 2014 – When the Fourth Wall Is Nature

Among the anecdotes was one from Inwood Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 King Lear.

Surprises at the Delacorte Theater and Other Outdoor Spaces

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There was also a little event during Zapata! Tiger of Morelos, that same season. Below is the unexpurgated text of both.

KING LEAR vs THE MARIACHI BAND (competition with the ear) Sonic incongruity:

It seems that, special events permit be damned, a group had hired a mariachi band to play at their birthday party in the park, about 150 feet from our performance venue, in Inwood Hill Park Peninsula (northernmost Manhattan). We were presenting Shakespeare’s King Lear. The juxtaposition of Shakespearean verse and the lyrics of Guadalajara was a little confounding, but I must say intriguing if not beguiling in its uniqueness! 

Kent:                   “Things that love night Love not such nights as these”

Mariachis:            Ay! Ay! Ay! Aaaaaay!

King Lear:            “Let the great gods

                          That keep this dreadful pudder o’er our heads

                          Find out their enemies now.”

Mariachi:             colomitos lejanooooooos

 King Lear:          “I am a man

                          More sinned against than sinning.”

Mariachis:           Tienes el alma de provinciana

                          Hueles a límpio, a rosa temprana

                          A verde jara fresca del río

                          Son mil palomas tu caserío

                          Guadalajara, Guadalajara

                          Hueles a pura tierra mojada.

 ZAPATA! TIGER OF MORELOS – (competition with the eye) Visual incongruity:

Then also, that same season came audience members arriving in several Kayaks, landing and hoisting their vessels to dock on-shore in the up-stage background (which is the Hudson River) during our bi-lingual presentation of Zapata! Tiger of Morelos! In the dusk, it briefly appeared as if a small military invasion was unfolding before our eyes. I believe that the character Lucifer was on-stage at the time, threatening insurrections.

Only 3 more rhinostocomic, rhinostotragic, rhinostomagic performances remain!

Only 3 more rhinostocomic, rhinostotragic, rhinostomagic performances remain . . . don’t miss it!

Eugene Ionesco’s RHINOCEROS

Tonight!   July 31 thru Saturday August 2nd. FREE – Inwood Hill Park Peninsula 7:30pm

Inwood-Shakes, Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There! ™

VIDEO – Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014 presents Eugene Ionesco’s RHINOCEROS

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. . . catch them before they’re gone! The FINAL WEEK begins TONIGHT – RHINOCEROS!

Things come & go so fast these days. . . particularly if they’re on 4 legs . . .

. . . catch them before they’re gone! The FINAL WEEK begins TONIGHT.

Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece – RHINOCEROS

4 more stampestuous performances to go. FREE

July 30 – Aug. 2 / Wednesday thru Saturday / 7:30 PM

Inwood Hill Park Peninsula

Inwood-Shakes, Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There! ™

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Left to right: Madeline Lewis (the Waitress), Nikki Ferry (the Housewife), Kevin M. Little (the Logician), Richard Fisher (the Proprietor), Oliver Conant (Jean), Charles V. Marti (the Old Gentleman), Alan Altschuler (the Grocer), Arash Mokhtar (Berenger), Martha Benson (the Grocer’s Wife). photo Ted Minos

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RHINOCEROS

Word’s out . . . go to Inwood, catch a little rhinoceritus . . . it’s addictive!

Final Week – 4 more scintillating performances charging your way.

RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco

July 30-August 2, Wednesday thru Saturday, FREE, 7:30 PM

Inwood Hill Park Peninsula

Inwood-Shakes, Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There!

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Above, left to right: Nick Wyman, President of the Actors’ Equity Association & Ted Minos, Producing, artistic director Moose Hall Theatre Company / Inwood Shakespeare Festival at RHINOCEROS 7/26/14. Photo, Sean MacBride Murray.

They’re here. . . RHINOCEROS!

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Never Capitulate! TONIGHT July 18 – August 2, 7:30 PM, FREE Inwood Hill Park Peninsula Inwood-Shakes, Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There! www.inwoodshakespearefestival.com Top: Arash Mokhtar (Berenger), Rhinoceros, left to right: Nikki Ferry, Martha Benson, Madeline Lewis, Richard Fisher, Oliver Conant, Charles V. Marti, Alan Altschuler, Kevin M. Little. Photo, Ted Minos

they . . are . . . comING. . . RHINOCEROS!!!!!!

Week 2 of rehearsals well underway & working with a very talented, fearless and imaginative cast for RHINOCEROS!

they . . are . . . comING. . . RHINOCEROS!!!!!!

July 16 thru Aug. 2 7:30pm FREE Inwood Hill Park Peninsula

Inwood-Shakes Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There! (™)

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2 performances of THE TEMPEST stomp on out to our island

2 more performances of THE TEMPEST stomp on out to our island.

Tonight June 20 & Saturday June 21, 7:30pm FREE Inwood Hill Park Peninsula

InwoodShakes Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There (™)

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In orange trousers: Candace Clift (Trinculo), Oliver Conant (Stephano), far right: Michael Hagins (Caliban) gif Ted Minos

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THE TEMPEST 3 more enchanted performances!

Lay those burdens down and take a voyage to our magical island. THE TEMPEST. Only 3 more , enchanted performances! Tonight – June 19 Friday June 20 and Saturday June 21. (Don’t miss the boat!)

InwoodShakes – Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There! ™
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Left to right: Mitch Tebo (Prospero), Sam Bruce (Miranda), Christopher Trindade (Ferdinand). Photo by Ted Minos

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4 more riveting performances THE TEMPEST Inwood Shakespeare Festival

FREE your heart. 4 more spell-binding performances!

Inwood Shakespeare Festival’s THE TEMPEST (Don’t miss the boat!)

Tonight June 4 thru June 21, Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat., FREE Inwood Hill Park Peninsula.

Inwood-Shakes Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There (™)

www.inwoodshakespearefestival.com

Above, Mitch Tebo (Prospero), Center, Gabriel Portuondo (Ariel) photo Sean MacBride Murray

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THE TEMPEST Opening June 4 Inwood Hill Park Peninsula FREE 7:30 PM

Opening (Tonight) 6-4-14 – Inwood-Shakes THE TEMPEST 7:30 PM FREE in Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. (Don’t miss the boat!)

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There’s magic in the air at Inwood-Shakes THE TEMPEST
Left to right: Lauren Winigrad (Spirit 3), Kathy Huynh-Phan (Spirit 1), Taylor Lynne Spirit 3), Christopher Trindade (Ferdinand), Gabriel Portuondo (Ariel). Photo Ted Minos
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We’re back, and there’s magic in the air . . .
Left to right: Lauren Winigrad (Spirit 3), Kathy Huynh-Phan (Spirit 1), Taylor Lynne Spirit 3), Christopher Trindade (Ferdinand), Gabriel Portuondo (Ariel). Photo Ted Minos

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