Wednesday and Thursday River To River Festival Highlights!
Twelfth Night by New York Classical Theatre
June 27th - 7pm (Also June 26 – July 1, July 3, July 5-8, July 10-15, 7pm) Castle Clinton, Battery Park
New York Classical Theatre, the company that brought you last season’s epic production of Henry V, presents William Shakespeare’s greatest comedy: Twelfth Night. A magical journey of mistaken identities, misguided lovers and joyous celebration told through some of the bard’s greatest lyrical poetry. Staged as a love letter to our beautiful city, this production is set in 1900s New York, a time of excitement, wonderment, and possibility here in Gotham. Presented by New York Classical Theatre.
Act Without Words II by Samuel Beckett, Company SJ
June 28th - 9pm (Also June 26, 27, 29, 9pm) Theatre Alley, between Nassau and Centre Street
“A powerful poignant vignette of human existence...” writes The Irish Times. Two characters, A and B, wake up, crawl out of sacks, live their daily lives and crawl back in again, repeating these actions over and over. How familiar does that sound? In this street production we see two people crawl out of their sleeping sacks…. So what is the difference between us and them, except for their addiction and homelessness? Company SJ was formed in 2009 by Artistic Director Sarah Jane Scaife who has been exploring new ways of looking at Irish texts for many years. Scaife's production of Samuel Beckett's Act Without Words II premiered to critical acclaim in 2009 as part of Dublin, Ireland's Absolut Fringe Festival. Re-presented at the 2010 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, it was also invited with Culture Ireland support to two major London festivals in 2011 - Greenwich & Docklands and Imagine Watford. This production features leading Irish actors Raymond Keane (Director of Barabbas Theatre Company) and Bryan Burroughs (2009 winner Best Supporting Actor: Irish Times Theatre Awards) and is designed by Ireland's most inspired and sought-after designer, Aedin Cosgrove (Irish Times Theatre Award winner for design 2010 and 2011).
Angelo M Trio
June 28th - 12:30pm One New York Plaza (Also June 26, 5:30pm, World Financial Center Plaza)
One New York Plaza at Water and Whitehall Street Angelo M is a humble blue-collar man from a Pennsylvania steel mill, but there’s nothing understated about the talent of this bluesy virtuoso, finger-style player and award-winning songwriter. Armed with a six-string guitar, Dobro, mandolin, and harp, he is down and dirty – no holds barred. Angelo M is an authentic link in the roots-Americana chain as a singer, player, and songwriter. Presented by Arts Brookfield.