Actor Avi Hoffman hosts ‘Festival of Classics’ exploring Joseph Papp, ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ of the Counter Culture America 1960 back to the Golden Age of Literature. Legendary writers and directors who changed theater as we know it…
From the Golden Age of Literature in Spain and England to Counter Culture America 1960, join us for a night of artist conversations hosted by Broadway award-winning artist, Avi Hoffman, who got a start in theater with legendary director and producer, Joseph Papp. A 3 min documentary clip of the early days in New York is inspiring, capturing Papp building a mobile theater to share art with audiences in the poorest of neighborhoods. The Spanish traveling theater offered actresses paid roles at a time when The Globe Theater productions presented women as young boys…Papp was revolutionary, directing artists regardless of ethnicity, gender and experience and sharing art freely in parks and public spaces.
Works from Spain’s prolific playwright, Lope de Vega, Shakespeare and a dance interlude evocative of Papp’s ‘A Chorus Line’ among other surprises await audiences and a conversation with the artists and six company directors about art, activism and a new theater season 2020-2021.
Light refreshments and beverages available for purchase.
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2020/03/16 - 2020/03/16
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A matinee has been added due to the response to this one day of special performances. Please call or use the online link to view the 2:30 PM seats available.
Artists, theater company directors and event producers will gather to discuss art, theater, activism and new projects for the coming year after the production. Special pricing on merchandise and tickets will be available. Susan Papp, Joseph Papp’s daughter will share special moments from her childhood and legacy projects she’s working on with Avi and other people.