Starting today (June 2), the New York Classical Theatre is putting on its annual performance in Central Park where after each scene, actors sprint off to a different part of the park to perform another with the audience following close behind.
This year, As You Like It by William Shakespeare will be the centerpiece of the moving play, which will cover five acres in the park and be a brisk in play terms two hours long.
Director Stephen Burdman says the movement of the show keeps the audience interested and also breathing heavily.
Thats why typical audience members are younger, he says, and have to be fit just like the actors, who Burdman describes as half athletes, half actors.
Burdman expects each free show to attract up to 300 audience members, with some who are in the park and just interested in whats going on and others whove planned on attending for months.
As You Like It runs, no pun intended, until June 26.
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