Shakespeare in the Park comes to Sunnyside, LIC this weekend

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21 Responses to Shakespeare in the Park comes to Sunnyside, LIC this weekend

  1. Julia Assange

    Poorly acted and directed and the costumes are an eyesore. If you want to see good theater, go to the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Even having Giborne Cinnabon, or whatever her name is, on the board won’t help them. (The lady who was in Precious).

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  2. Luvu2

    Worst acting evah and arrogant to boot director has nerve to tell critics they have no right to opinion

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  3. Luvu2

    Is she gaby cinnebar? Lol

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  4. eatthetheatre

    events like this make Sunnyside a community and not just a convenient place to live.

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  5. Crane

    “Order Viagra without Prescription” is what I am seeing as first line in this article on my reader…

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  6. YUR PAL

    All you haters are dicks.

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  7. Julia Assange

    Maybe we just have good taste!

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  8. Concerned Hipster

    It’s free Shakespeare…in…in… Sunnyside for Christ’s sakes! There’s absolutely no need to be such a mean-spirited naysayer! Did you somehow magically transport yourself into the future and post from next Monday??!

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  9. Heywood Jablomey

    For those of you complaining about this perfectly fine, local theater group: if your standards are so high and your taste so refined, pony up the $$$ and take a trip to London to see the Royal shakespeare Company at the Barbican.

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  10. New Yorkers love summer

    Congrats to the Marrs for keeping this going each year! Awesome, positive contribution to the community!

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  11. Nat

    can anyone go to the show in sunnyside gardens park, or only if you’re lucky enough to be a member?

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  12. Hipsta Thugg

    i see no people holding up iphones taking video. people are actually sitting and watching an event live, on the grass… no headphone in ears. what kind of sick demeneted event is this?? they confiscate iphones at the gate?

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  13. Julia Assange

    Why would you want to see bad theater?

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  14. Celtic Bark

    @Julia

    You can always ask for your money back if you don’t like the show.

    Oh wait, it’s free.

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  15. 43rd & 43rd

    @Nat anyone can go.

    Anyone who does go, bring bug spray!!

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  16. Julia Assange

    And bring ear plugs for the kids who run on the “stage” while the parents ignore them.

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  17. where art thou?

    Julia,
    I like reading your posts and think your ‘username’ is really interesting.

    I wonder why this particular issue gets you so riled up. So maybe it’s not up to the standards of Broadway or a well-funded highschool play, it’s still free and cool? Don’t be a Scrooge. Just ignore it if it bothers you, no? (I’m assuming you don’t actually attend.)

    I would love to see any works or productions you are working on or any recommendations you may have in the arts world.

    Thanks

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  18. Luvu2

    The director is very snotty and has told people they have no right go an opinion also very jealous of the secret theater in Lic which is far more professional I can’t take jealous theater people

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  19. Anonymous

    Anyone else getting the vibe that Julia Assange and Luvu2 are one and the same?

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  20. 43rd & 43rd

    The production was fine for the price. The behavior of kids & parents was appalling. I will never understand why parents think this is a great show to bring little kids to. Guess what — Cymbeline’s entire plot is sex and violence. There are plenty of explicit sex jokes and a severed head. But even if it were G-rated, of course no five-year-old could sit still through two hours of Shakespeare.

    Kids standing directly in front of other audience members who are seated on the ground, totally blocking their view. Kids screaming. Kids playing tag and soccer through the audience. Kids climbing onstage during the show. Kids yelling “WHEN’S THE SWORDFIGHT” for half the performance, then when it happens, bursting into screaming tears. Kids climbing across other people’s blankets and going through their stuff.

    It isn’t cute or funny. Control your kids. If you don’t have the good judgment to avoid the show in the first place, then when it becomes obvious they can’t handle it, take them home. The pre-show is for kids. The main production is obviously not.

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  21. Julia Assange

    Yup, not good productions. Suggestions for anybody who likes good theater: The Queens Players; Shakespeare in the Parking Lot; The Secret Theatre; the Pearl Theatre. I didn’t know I had a twin! Good cop/bad cop! There is also a theatre on 8th Avenue near Uncle Vanya’s restaurant which sometimes has good productons and is inexpensive but can’t recall the name.

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