This will be the 16th Annual Shakespeare in the Park event at the George W. Johnson Park in Endicott, presented by the Endicott Performing Arts Center. This year the EPAC Youth Troupe will present a 1 hour version of, "The Merchant of Venice",
August 15th - 18th, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
This is a free event for the community.
The 3rd Annual EPAC Shakespearean Festival will take place on Sunday, August 18th from 12pm - 5pm at the George W. Johnson Park in Endicott, near the Stage at Little Italy. There will be local vendors, artists, food, games, live music & entertainment, Craft Refreshments from local breweries like The North Brewery of Endicott and Americana Winery, and much much more!
Recently EPAC has been bringing its' best Shakespeare productions back to the park with abridged versions more suitable for modern day audiences. Especially for today's young people experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. Last year the EPAC Youth Troupe performed a steampunk version of "Romeo and Juliet" and the year before that was "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" in one hour. This year the Youth Troupe will present a condensed version of "The Merchant of Venice" at the Stage in Little Italy in the George W. Johnson park.
This EPAC event is FREE for the whole community to enjoy.
"The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare
Abridged for Performance by Bill Tordoff
Directed by Shirley Goodman
with assistance from Pat Foti
This project is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council's Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.
General Operating Support is provided to the Endicott Performing Arts Center by a grant from The Broome County Arts Council's United Cultural Fund.
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