The Simon Studio Presents BARD AT THE BAR, an environmental collage of Shakespeare scenes, monologues, songs and dance. Conceived and Directed by Roger Hendricks Simon. Featuring current and alumni from the studio, Broadway, London stage, and film worlds. Friday, June 30 at 8 pm. In the Dining Hall of The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South.
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With a ‘Hey Nonny Nonny’ and a ‘Willow, Willow, Willow,’ the talented ensemble of the famed Simon Studio provides a performance of the work of the Bard to which all future shows must Measure for Measure. The glorious Dining Hall at the illustrious Players Club in Gramercy Park was transformed into a world of Shakespearean make believe known as “Bard at the Bar” – where the audience is surrounded by kings, noblemen, fair maidens, a shrew, and even a Puck. The performance is an immersive theatrical experience, just as it might have been presented in the 16th century, complete with songs, music, and highly skilled actors, all paying homage to William Shakespeare. Scenes from a varied selection of his plays segway into one after the other very cleverly, maintaining a good flow and storyline, interspersed with the occasional song or dance. A veritable bevy of eclectic performers work the room to utilize every nook, cranny, and level. While engaged with one actor at one end, we are treated to the subtle entrance and presence of another character at the other, while yet another actor remains in character in another part of the room barely noticeable until their turn to enter the stage are …Read more