Classical Theater Roves Through Riverside Park Once Again
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Lovers of classical theater can get their fix in Riverside Park again this summer.
The Hudson Warehouse theater company is celebrating its ninth season with shows at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Thursday through Sunday nights until early September.
This month's production is Aphra Behn's "The Rover," following Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" last month.
Shakespeare's "Richard III" will wrap up the summer in August.
"What we like to do is the classics, we don't define ourselves by Shakespeare. So we're doing, you know, several different playwrights next year and this year we're doing a variety," said Hudson Warehouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director Nicholas Martin-Smith.
"Wherever you sit the audience members get to be a part of the show. We have actors coming down the steps, we have actors coming down the walls," said Hudson Warehouse Assistant Artistic Director Susane Lee.
Actors who spoke with NY1 say the monument in the park provides a unique place to perform for audiences.
"They love to be involved, and be included and the minute that they do that it pushes you a little bit forward," said Actor Sydney Stanton.
"To be able to just come out here and go as big as you really want to go, and just really have to engage the audience in a different kind of way, it's really fun," said Actor Rachel Grundy.
"The Rover" runs through Sunday, August 5.
For more information, visit hudsonwarehouse.net.