Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2015 – Banner Day!

ISF Banner Day! Doc Holliday & Miranda ready for this grrrrreat annual event! Photo, ted minos.

Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2015: Season of the Rebellious & the Royal Kicks off with Hamlet, William Shakespeare’s great revenge tragedy of timeless questions, universal themes and infinite imagination. Technical Production/Costumes by Catherine Bruce. Music/Sound design by Luke Saint Francis. Assistant Director: Emily Naylor. Produced & Directed by Ted Minos for Moose Hall Theatre Company.

Twelve FREE performances on the  Inwood Hill Park Peninsula; entrances at 218th St. & Indian Road, and Seaman Ave. at Isham St. For more information visit Bring a blanket and we’ll see you there! ™ Wednesdays through Saturdays, June 3rd – 20th at 7:30pm 

BANNER 2015 LABL Web Doc Holliday & Miranda


Nice preliminary pic session for HAMLET in Inwood Hill Park Peninsula today! . . . Ted Minos (director), Christopher Trindade (Hamlet)
June 3 thru June 20, 7:30pm, FREE – Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. – InwoodShakes – Bring A Blanket & We’ll See You There ™ — with Chris Trindade and Carla Duval. photo Ted Minos



HAMLET Callbacks today

HAMLET Callbacks today for Moose Hall Theatre Company / Inwood Shakespeare Festival​. Very hopeful after last weeks terrific general call! Busy, busy time . . . a little weary, but I can tell a Hawk from a Handsaw!preseaonteaser copy

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

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


. . . 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! ™

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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