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2P1C 2012 PR

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press contact: Agnes Fercowicz
(917) 498-5574
agnes@ShakespeareExchange.org
 
New York Shakespeare Exchange continues their popular Two Plays, One Conversation with concert readings of world premiere adaptations of Romeo and Juliet & Spring’s Awakening.
 
New York, New York March 19, 2012—New York Shakespeare Exchange is pleased to announce the next installment of their concert reading series, Two Plays, One Conversation,featuring world premiere adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and Spring’s Awakening, followed by a discussion with the cast, creative team and scholars. Directed by Cristina Lundy, Two Plays, One Conversation performs in rep starting Friday, April 13 for two consecutive weekends through Sunday, April 22. Performances are at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, at White Street. Via subway take the N, R, C, E, 6, J, Z to Canal). The performance schedule is Friday – Sunday at 7 PM, April 13 -15 and April 20 - 22. The regular ticket price is $12 for one performance; $20 for two performances. For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareExchange.org.
 
The show schedule is as follows:
ROMEO AND JULIET plays on Friday, April 13; Sunday, April 15; Saturday, April 21.
 
SPRING’S AWAKENING plays on Saturday, April 14; Friday, April 20; Sunday, April 22.
 
New York Shakespeare Exchange continues their popular concert reading series Two Plays, One Conversation by pairing world premiere adaptations of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet (adapted by Cristina Lundy), with Spring’s Awakening (adapted by Kevin Brewer), Frank Wedekind’s cautionary tale of sexual repression. The in- the- round reading series invites the audience to intimately explore two plays that share a common theme of youthful passion and to examine how playwrights from distinctly different time periods come into intensely fervent contact with today’s conflicting attitudes toward love, lust, and sexuality. Each performance is followed by a lively talkback with New York scholars.
 
The cast features Page Clements, Adam Donshik, Pat Dwyer, Madeline Fendrick, Jeff Hathcoat, Katie Lear, Jordan McArthur, Christopher McFarland, Patrick Midgley, Carmen Myers, Elizabeth Neptune, Michael Pesoli, Danny Rivera, Alix Rosenfled, JC Vasquez, Carey Van Driest, Stephanie Vella, Nate Washburn, Gabriel Weissman, and Kim Wong.
 
New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) offers innovative theatrical programming that explores what happens when contemporary culture is infused with Shakespearean poetry and themes in unexpected ways. Providing fresh points of entry to the work so that modern audiences will be exposed to the intrinsic power of Shakespeare, NYSX’s goal is to encourage an enthusiastic appreciation of classical theater and to expand the reach of the art form within new and existing audiences. New York Shakespeare Exchange premiered in spring 2010 as part of the HEREstay residency program at HEREArts with The One Man (Two Man (not quite)) Hamlet by Kevin Brewer. NYSX’s second season concluded with the successful production of The Life and Death of King John, universally praised by both critics and audiences for its innovation, creativity, and high quality.
 
For more information about New York Shakespeare Exchange and its 2012 Season, visit www.ShakespeareExchange.org.
 
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