LawnChair Theatre

Contemporary Shakespeare in Westchester's parks.

Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

First Tempest. Village Green, Rye

"What's past is prolgoue"  - Act II, scene 1

After weeks of diligent labor, rehearsing actors and building a transportable outdoor setting, we open on Thursday, July 20th.  

While admission is free to all, we suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Additional contributions will be graciously accepted.

We're happy to open, right in the middle of Rye, in front of the Rye Free Reading Room. Last year, the threat of rain drove us indoors.  This year, we hope the only tempest is on stage.

 

 

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Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Second Tempest. Chappaqua.

"How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green!."  - Act II, Scene 1.

This Friday night, you'll find us at the Recreation Field adjacent to the New Castle Town Hall in Chappaqa, a beautiful place to spend an evening.  Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic for a magical evening. The address is 200 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514

(Lawnchairs not included.)

The performance is graciously sponsored the Town of New Castle.  The performance is free to attend, but we do ask for contributions.  Our suggested donation is $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will not be refused.

If it rains, you'll find us indoors at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514

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Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Third Tempest. Pine Ridge Park, Rye Brook

“Awake, dear heart, awake. Thou hast slept well. Awake.”

LawnChair returns to Pine Brook Park in Rye Brook, a familiar favorite of the many veterans in our cast and crew.

Tonight's performance is sponsored by the Village of Rye Brook.

Bring Lawn Chairs, blankets, picnic goodies.  

We suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will be graciously accepted.


 

 

 

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Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

Fourth Tempest. Hudson Park, New Rochelle.

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not." ~Tempest, act III scene II

As our roving band of wits continues to grace parks in Westchester, we invite you to join us at this lovely park in New Rochelle.

The performance this evening is sponsored by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and be ready for an excellent performance.

We suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will be graciously accepted.

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Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Fifth Tempest. Lyon Park, Port Chester

“Watch out he's winding the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike.”

Familiar place, slight change in location. Long time patrons of our shows and returning crew/cast members know Lyon Park to be a home away from home, but rather than setting up camp in front of our beloved Girl Scout house, we will be performing in front of the band shell. 

As always, the only cost of the performance is that you bring chairs and blankets, however we appreciate donations. We suggest $10 for students and seniors, and $20 for adults.

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Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Sixth Tempest. Rye Town Park, Rye

“I might call him a thing divine, for nothing natural I ever saw so noble.”

There is something truly beautiful about seeing Shakespeare on the beautiful green, overlooking the water. This performance is truly one that you wont want to miss.

We are ever so grateful to our sponsors for this show, Atria Senior Living of Rye Brook, and Westchester Bank

As always, the show is free, but we suggest a $20 donation for adults, and a $10 donation for seniors and students.

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Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Seventh Tempest. Rye Town Park, Rye.

“Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.” 

I assure you, you are not seeing double. Just in case you missed the cannot miss performance of last night, we decided to put on another show at the beautiful Rye Town Park. Sunset on the water while watching Shakespeare is truly a sight to behold.

 Our sponsors for this performance are Atria Senior Living of Rye Brook, and Webster Bank

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Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Seventh Midsummer Night. Rye Town Park.

"Let him roar again, let him roar again." Act I Scene 2. 

Our second night at Rye Town park, and our closing show for the summer of '17. Please join us at the beach.

(Lawnchairs not included.)

This performance is graciously sponsored by Rye Town Park,  Atria Rye Brook, and Stillpointe Acupuncture, but we welcome your contributions.  We suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will be graciously accepted.

The performance is free to attend, but we do ask for contributions.  Our suggested donation is $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions are graciously accepted.

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Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Sixth Midsummer Night. Rye Town Park

"The king doth keep his revels here to-night." - Act II, Scene 1.

For our final two performances, Oberon and Titania hold court in Rye Town Park.  

We can scarcely imagine a more beautiful place for a show.  Sitting with friends and family on a broad green lawn, with one of the park's historic pavilions incorporated into the set and the Long Island Sound in the background - it's hard to improve upon the day, unless you bring a picnic.

(LawnChairs not included.)

This performance is graciously sponsored by Rye Town Park,  Atria Rye Brook, and Stillpointe Acupuncture, but we welcome your contributions.  We suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will be graciously accepted.

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Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Fourth Midsummer Night. Our first in New Rochelle!

"At the Duke's Oak we meet." - Act One, Scene 2.

Actually, it's at the Hudson Park bandshell.  LawnChair is excited to be making its New Rochelle debut this summer. 

Hudson Park promises to be an exceptionally beautiful backdrop for the merriment and mishaps of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Please come join us.  

If it rains, we'll be dry and comfy indoors at the American Legion Post 8 112 North Ave, in New Rochelle.

(LawnChairs not included.)

This performance is graciously sponsored by the the New Rochelle Council on the Arts.  We suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will be accepted.

 

 

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Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Second Midsummer Night. Crawford Park, Rye Brook

"How now, mad spirit!  What night rule now about this haunted grove?" - Act Three, Scene 2

It's Friday!  Come pack a picnic and see a show!  Lawn chairs not provided.

Tonight we return to Crawford Park, a beautiful and serene location for our show.  In the event of rain, we'll simply move indoors to the Crawford Mansion. Tonight's performance is sponsored by Balducci's Food Lover's Market, in Rye Ridge Plaza, and the Village of Rye Brook.

While admission is free to all, we suggest a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Additional contributions will be graciously accepted.

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.” Come and audition for us instead!

Our second day of auditions.  

We are a company of players with all ranges of age and experience, dedicated to working in loving community.  We bring Shakespeare's words to life for contemporary ears and perform in the parks of Westchester County.  

This is our 9th season and we love what we do.  

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