A Peek Behind the Scenes
The Evening of Shakespeare series has been a part of Promethean’s history since the very beginning – in fact, it was the very first performance after the company’s founding in October 2005.
Since that first performance at City Lit Theater, EoS has had many homes, including Kate the Great’s bookstore, which used to have it’s home on Broadway at Bryn Mawr, Let them Eat Chocolate in Andersonville, and for the past few years at the Red Lion Lincoln Square, one of our favorite haunts.
The course of true love never did run smooth
This year’s theme, “Lonely Hearts and Twisted Love”, plays off our pre-Valentine show dates, but we wanted to showcase more than Romeo and Juliet (in fact, that play isn’t even on our set list!). The spectrum of Shakespeare’s love stories is vast – from puppy-like infatuation to power-hungry persuasion – and director Nicole Hand curated an evening that includes touchpoints all along that spectrum.
One of the best parts of the performances for the actors is truly being able to play off of each audience. With the complete absence of the fourth wall and an occasional dinner order walking by, cast members are able to engage the audience more deeply than almost any other venue.
We hope you’ll join us for our annual play date. Come have a pint and some poetry for your pre-Valentine celebration!