Get Your Shakespeare Fix This Summer


This week, South Brooklyn Shakespeare will bring its Kickstarter-funded three-performance run of Romeo and Juliet to Park Slope, DNAinfo reports.

The troupe’s free outdoor performances—part of South Slope’s Summer Strolls—are a godsend for those of us that prefer leisurely outdoor eating and drinking to dragging ourselves out of bed before sunrise to snag Shakespeare in the Park tickets. This Friday’s show begins at 7:00pm* on 5th Avenue between 17th and 18th streets and will feature an ensemble of thirteen actors and music by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos and DJ Rabbi Darkside.

If you’re in the mood for a much bloodier Shakespeare tale, however, head up to Carroll Gardens for next month’s run of The Witches. The interactive piece depicts “a hell-bound ritual that plays through Macbeth’s murderous rise and fall”, which, incidentally, begins as a seemingly normal dinner party complete with snacks for the audience.

Perhaps it goes without saying which take on the Bard’s work promises way more gore and way fewer baby carriages, but at least you’ll be well fed at both.

For more information on Romeo and Juliet, visit

For more information on The Witches, visit

*An earlier version of this post listed an incorrect start time for Romeo and Juliet.

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