Wednesday’s Times had a piece on outdoor theater performances this summer, and includes our own Theater 2020’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which will have two free performances on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, one on Saturday, July 30 starting at 6:00 p.m., and one on Sunday, July 31, starting at 2:00 p.m. Noting this summer’s very active theater schedule, both outdoors and indoors, the Times’ Steven McElroy asked Montague Street resident Judith Jarosz about its effect on smaller companies:
New York Times: Some…artistic directors had a…glass-half-full view of the crowded theatrical field. “Good theater benefits all theater,” said Judith Jarosz, a producing artistic director (with David Fuller) of Theater 2020. “If somebody on the Upper East Side goes to the Armory and has a positive experience, it’s all the more possible they’ll go to the park and see something else.”
Theater 2020’s Romeo and Juliet will also be staged in air-conditioned comfort at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 21 Sidney Place, at the following dates and times: Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for these indoor performances are $18; please make your reservations here.