Shakespeare’s Presidential Primary


“A pleasure!”–NY TIMES
“This show is a lot of fun!”–BACKSTAGE


3 Judges vote “Yes” for Bottom

Bottom, Malvolio and Phoebe


Chorus teases Bottom and Malvolio

Chorus welcomes the audience

Photo credit: C. Cirker

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The HARLEM SUMMER SHAKESPEARE is made possible by the generous support  of

New York State Council on the Arts ,

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Materials for the Arts, Councilman Robert Jackson, Riverbank State Park, and our generous supporters. WE THANK YOU!

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Alexa discusses R & J with Antwan Lewis on Street Talk

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