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This is the first video in a series of shows that play every Thursday from 2-2:30 pm bringing you Shakespeare in all his beauty from players who love him!
This video is the second program in our series presented by the Onondaga County Library. We have assembled a volunteer readers group of more than 30 people made up of SSITP actors, Board members, Friends of SSITP, audience members and Shakespeare aficionados. Each week on Thursday, from 2-2:30 pm we go live on Zoom and livestream to the OCPL and SSITP FB pages OR post a recorded version the next day. Players do scenes from Shakespeare in monologues and duos, sonnets, and pieces about the life, times and influence of Shakespeare in the last 456 years. Join us for a fun and exciting half-hour ride with weekly updates from SSITP and OCPL leading off the show.
Third show in the series: OCPL Presents Shakespeare Unstaged features the Elizabethan stylings of Anne Childress as Hecate from "The Scottish Play", Simon Moody delivering Shakespeare's unpublished speech on immigration from "The Book of Sir Thomas More," Jacob Garofalo giving us Katherine's song from "Henry VIII," co-host Ronnie Bell waxing poetic with the Bard's 12th sonnet, Tony Brown sharing a passionate speech by Angelo about Isabella from "Measure for Measure" and lawyer, Samuel Tamburo, reeding his essay entitled, "Who Is this Guy? advocating for Edward Devere to be recognized as the real author of Shakespeare's works. Don't miss a minute of this unusual and exciting show!
Fourth show in our series co-hosted by SSITP and OCPL. Ronnie Bell shared the final Love's Labor's Lost poster and Cara Luddy shared what OCPL has to offer for toddlers and other resources for kids. Then, we got our first taste of the flavor of Love's Labor's Lost as the three lords and the King made their pact to forego women for 3 years. Huzzah to John Triana, Aaron Alexander, Mike King and Derek Powell for great work. Then, Samuel Tamburo took on the enormity of the "winter of our disconetnt" speech that starts Richard III. R. Bell performed Sonnet 60 and Anne Childress rocked the Helena confession to the King that she loves his son from A1, S3 of All's Well. Finally, Simon Moody, Sam Tamburo and Tony Brown took us out onto the heath with King Lear in a chilling A4, S6 scene. Finally I shared 15 questions with bonus questions in the Bard Quiz Raffle Contest. Details are on the SSITP FB page. All entries are due by Wed. May 27th...Frist prize is 2 premium tickets to Love's Labor's Lost show of choice with a value of $50. Good luck!
1 Host- Ronnie Bell Welcome from SSITP Hello & SSITP 18th season
2 Co-Host- Christian Zabriskie Welcome from OCPL Hello & OCPL programming
3 Cayla Ross R&J , A 3, S 2, Juliet Just before Nurse enters
4 Derek Powell LLL, A 4, S 3, Berowne Women's eyes
5 Janis Scaturo AMND, A 3, S 2, Puck Puck's trick
6 Samuel Tamburo AYLI, A 2, S 7, Jaques 7 Ages of Man
7Anne Childress AMND,A 5, S 1, Snout Not 45's Wall
8 Tony Brown & Simon Moody Othello, A 4, S 1, Othello/Iago Iago's trick 9 Ronnie Bell R&J, A 1, S 4, Mercutio Queen Mab
10 Player's Quiz- 50 pts./ right Raise hands- 2 Gannon's Isle Mostly trivia answer Ice creams @ next Thornden show- (hopefully MAAN)
1 Host- Ronnie Bell Welcome from SSITP Hello & SSITP 18th season
2 Co-Host- Cara Luddy Welcome from OCPL Hello & OCPL programming 3 Melinda/Ronnie Bell TOTS, A2, S1, Katharine/Petruchio Their first fight 4 John Brackett/Derek Powell/ LLL, A3, S1, Don Adriano/Costard/ Remuneration Dominic D. Berowne
5 Cayla Ross Sonnet 141 The Bard's "How do I love you?"
6 Jason Luscier Cymbeline, A2, S5, The very devils Posthumus Leonatus
7 Tony Brown/ Jason Hamlet, A3, S2 Hamlet's advice to players
8 Ronnie / Simon Moody Henry V, A4, S3 St. Crispin's Day
9 Samuel Tamburo/Jason Hamlet, A5, S1 The skull of Yorick
10 Anne Childress Julius Caesar, A2, S2, Calpurnia The nightmare
1 Host- Ronnie Bell Welcome from SSITP Hello & SSITP 18th season
2 Co-Host- Cara Luddy Welcome from OCPL Hello & OCPL programming 3 John Triana, Kassy Melendez- LLL, A 2, S 1 The Princess comes to Navarre Ramirez
4 T.Brown, S.Moody, Dominic D Henry V, King of F/Exeter/Dauphin The bitter mock A2, S4, Lines 978-1050
5 Samuel Tamburo R&J, A3, S 5, Capulet, Anger to disown your child Lines 2288-2309
6 Tony Brown Sonnet 65 The miracle has might
7 Ronnie Bell R&J, A3, S3, Friar Laurence, Confessional admonition Lines 1989-2039
8 Anne Childress Tempest, A3, S3, Ariel, Lines 1629-60 Ariel's magic
9 Tony Brown Sonnet 115 Love is a babe
10 Dominic Dicaprio, R. Bell, Maggie Ariotti & Hamlet, A3, S4, Lines 2383-2498 Two's company & the 3rd is dead
Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park is still accepting applications for its 2020 theatre intensive entitled, Kids Doing Shakespeare, (KIDS), July 13th through 17th, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm daily, for students entering grade 5 through 12th graders. Rookies and returning students will be taught together in Thornden Park's Carriage House in cooperation with the Syracuse Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs Dept. For the first time we are adding a "summer slide" component. Each student will have the opportunity to select a non-Shakespeare book and develop fun ways of exploring and learning about it
with the guidance of our teachers. Each student will have the chance to meet with a KIDS teacher every two weeks, four sessions in all, until the Friday after Labor Day.
All students will be taught in and around Thornden Park’s Carriage House in cooperation with Syracuse Parks and the support of The John Ben Snow Foundation, Syracuse Teachers Association and B&C Storage. We will employ social distancing techniques as indicated by Onondaga County and NYS.
This exciting mix of speaking skills, stage techniques, costume design, set painting, Renaissance music/dance and English country dancing will be a delight as usual for teachers, specialty teachers and students alike.
Every student performs a part in a scene from our August SSITP production of Much Ado About Nothing, as a culminating activity on the last Friday (7/17 @ 2 pm) of our fun week. Last year, we were thrilled to have one of our newest students, Iris Asiago-Reddy, join the Syracuse Country Dancers in The Queen's Jig on opening night in the Thornden Park Amphitheatre.
For more information on this year's 16th edition of Kids Doing Shakespeare (KIDS) in July 2020, Contact: Ronnie Bell, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com OR SU Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St, Rm 006, Syracuse NY, 13202. Scholarship help based on need is available. Call 315-476-1835 to get an application.
Cost is only $125 through May 25, 2020. You can download an application below in the "Downloads" section of our website.
Compare that to the other programs around town at more than twice the cost (and only half the fun).
Newbies: first time seeing an SSITP show
*Lovely show, first time attending, thank you.
*I’ve been waiting to go to this for years & finally made it. I loved it. What a fun little community production. I’ll be here next year & I’ll be bringing friends. Thanks for having this.
*I enjoyed my first experience at one of these performances. My
only critique would be the microphone noise and the cut outs. *First time here, mom & 13-yearold son, and we will be back again. *Lovely day in the Park. A well-done show. My first visit to
the Park and venue.
*1st time, lots of fun.
*This was my first live drama and I enjoyed it very much.
*Everything excellent, first time Shakespeare, I will be back.
*We’ve been wanting to attend for years, finally made it & so happy we did. Thank you for all your work and dedication.
*This is my first year, hope to come again. I really enjoyed the play. The actors were amazing & the story was outstanding. You all were wonderful. Have a wonderful summer.
*This is my first season attending shows, they have been amazing. We are so lucky as a community to have a group and production like this.
*Wonderful, the first time here but it won’t be the last.
*Excellent production, I thoroughly enjoyed my first Shakespeare-In-The-Park. It shan’t be my last.
*1st time attending SSITP, I’ll definitely be back.
Kudos: rave reviews and huzzahs for all!
*Always like your use of full amphitheatre for staging.
*Much improved & it seems like the cast was having a good time. Well done, thanks.
*Great show, theatre like this is so important.
*Loved Ariel & Prospero. The delivery and energy of the entire cast and the venue really brought Shakespeare to life.
*Great event, dancing nymphs were a nice addition.
*Thanks for the synopsis, very helpful.
*Costumes, especially for nymphs were very magical, music was fitting & worked well.
*Thank you for an extraordinary performance again. We look forward to next summer.
*The diction was superb, superior to previous performances. The sound effects and stage props/scenery very effective. When Ariel was set free & danced off the stage I longed for a few measures of magical celebratory music.
*Lovely setting, enthusiastic cast & great speaker system= wonderful production.
*I actually understood and got the meaning of the dialogue- that I
never really experienced when I read the plays. I especially enjoyed the humorous scenes. I’ll be coming back.
*Liked the Kids area.
*The set was great, the young couple in love was adorable. Stefano and Trinculo were so funny.
*A great choice of a play, all the actors did a wonderful job
and seemed to really understand their lines and their characters. *Very well done, you always do a great job. Love Stephen Shepard, always look forward to seeing what part he will play. Great job
all of you.
*What a wonderful way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon, more please. *Great job, wonderful location, see you again.
*Beautiful play, awesome actors.
*Wonderful, had the best time.
*Wonderful show but just visiting so don’t need to be on the mailing list.
*Always a pleasure to be here. Favorite actors- Stefano, Miranda, Ariel, Prospero, Caliban & Ferdinand. Enjoyed the ballet performance very much.
*Fantastic performance, thank you to all actors, actresses & crew.
*Really appreciated the guitar, a very fun production.
*Very well done, a great all-around experience. Thank you.
*We always enjoy the show, great location & great performance.
*I loved it, what a gorgeous Syracuse night makes me feel so lucky to have such an opportunity here. The casting was spot on, the sound was really impressive for a local outdoor production. The pace never varied, just great.
*I was truly amazed by everyone’s acting and my expectations were surpassed. I am simply amazed to see this community coming together & sincerely presenting for us. Thank you.
*Caliban was great.
*Hope to continue contributing to the cause, thanks.
*This was a treat, thanks so much.
*Wonderful interpretation enjoyed every minute.
*For me, already well prepared by past readings & experience, a totally unexpected ted interpretation altogether in harmony with the spirit of the play as well as the play itself. Shakespeare would have approved.
*Well done, excited for the next show.
*Thought this was a great way to see Shakespeare, loved it. *Costume, music, actors all wonderful.
*This is an awesome opportunity to get away, especially for me as I am broke right now. This was a wonderful excuse to get away with a dear friend, sip wine, eat & enjoy.
*I really enjoy the setting and the price.
*Beautiful weather, thank God, wonderful dancing.
*One of the best by SSITP. Actors were excellent, use of music added the right touch, very pleased.
*Gorgeous costumes, lovely performance.
*Excellent, was a lot of fun. Appreciated the family friendly atmosphere.
*Excellent, even the technical direction (sound) was excellent.
*A wonderful production in a beautiful setting, well done.
*Well done, one of my most favorite things in the summer.
*Love the live performance, great enthusiasm.
*Very enjoyable, have seen many productions this was very good. *What an excellent way to spend an evening.
*My family loves to come to Shakespeare-In-The-Park, fun.
*Love the show and the ice cream, dinner was great. Looking forward to next year.
*Had a nice time, extraordinary play.
*Love watching your shows, can’t wait for the next one. Thank you for what you do, greatly appreciated.
* Great show. Hope to see "Scrooge Meets Shakespeare’s Ghosts" again in the future.
*Wonderful, great offering for the community.
*Was a great show, 10 & 12-year-old kids also loved it and appreciated the summaries so they could understand. Thanks. *Great job, love the ice cream at intermission. Very friendly emcee & opening announcements were extremely helpful.
*Loved the actress that played Ariel, we thought she was very good. We were happy to see some familiar faces from other plays
we enjoyed, Tone & Jesse.
*Fabulous production, soup to nuts.
*Sound system was excellent, enjoyed this very much.
*Loved the play, I really liked the humorous parts.
*Great play choice, loved Caliban, Stefano and Trinculo.
*Syracuse and neighboring communities are blessed to have
*Love the venue, one of the best and most underutilized in all of CNY.
*I love the way you expanded the stage into the grassy area.
*Very enjoyable, this is our second time attending a show and we intend to take in more in the future.
*Wonderful and always amazing. I enjoy coming back every year. *Excellent performance on a perfect summer afternoon in our Thornden Park, thanks.
The Tempest attracted an audience of 1,400 for the run of the show, our largest in five years! Huzzah!!
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The mission of the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp., now doing business as Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park, is to bring the beauty, poetry and language of Shakespeare to everyone in Central New York especially school-aged children and seniors. We also strive to attract visitors from outside the region to supplement and support the health of the CNY economy.
SSITP is producing all of its Shakespeare plays in period costume only! When you want to see great Shakespeare set and costumed as closely as possible to how the Bard did, come see one of our Shakespeare shows
We will achieve these goals by presenting high quality productions of Shakespeare plays in period costumes for our two outdoor shows in the Thornden Park Amphitheater in June and August each year. The public is invited to attend the shows for free and encouraged to make donations to ensure the high quality of future productions.
We will achieve these goals by reaching out to CNY school-aged students and seniors through classes, workshops, in-school performances, field trips to Thornden Park and virtual programming based on current curricular needs and identified goals. We will collaborate with as many community groups and funders as possible to widen and strengthen our productions.
Feel free to have your group become part of our artistic team!
We partner with Syracuse City Ballet, Open Hand Theatre, Thornden Park Bulldogs, Syracuse Country Dancers, Gannon's Isle Ice Cream & the Thornden Park Association.
" I always love coming to your shows, and I’m now bringing friends to share the joy. This show was my most favorite yet! "
Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2018, Merry Wives of Windsor, Audience Member
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Monday - Thursday: Noon - 10 pm
Fri/Sat/Sun: By appointment
Showdays: Up to 1 1/2 hours BEFORE curtain and AFTER the show