Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Live performances at Monument Park begin June 18.
The following was posted on the borough website: The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs presents the Hudson Shakespeare Company in the following free outdoor performances all at Monument Park (1588 Palisade Avenue). Performances: Fall Halloween Themed performances: All performances start at 7:30 PM. Limited seating available so bring a blanket or lawn chair. For further info, call the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs (201) 693-2763.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Two performances of the “lost” Shakespeare play—on Tuesdays, Aug. 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.—bring this summer’s annual Shakespeare in the Park series to a close.
The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Fort Lee’s Monument Park Tuesday for the first of two performances of its final offering of the summer in its 21st annual Shakespeare in the Park series. The company will put on what it calls the “lost” play by the Bard of Avon, “Cardenio,” on Aug. 7 and Aug. 14. Directed by Jon Ciccarelli, the production is an adaptation of a play called “Double Falsehood,” which is believed to have been written by Shakespeare and his protégé, John Fletcher, according to Hudson Shakespeare. Based on a subplot from Cervantes' “Don Quixote,” the play follows young lovers Cardenio (played by David Rosenberg) and Luscinda (Noelle Fair) as they try to get their father’s permission to get married. Cardenio's close—and …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Week Ahead: a look at just some of what’s going on in Fort Lee this week.
The long-awaited 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship takes place on Saturday, promising to put Fort Lee in the national spotlight for a day, but also posing challenges for local police and motorists. The southbound lanes of the Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) will be shut down from exit 18 in Bear Mountain State Park to the George Washington Bridge between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. on race day, authorities announced recently, and Hudson Terrace from the Edgewater border to the Englewood Cliffs border will also be closed from 12:01 a.m. until about 10 p.m. Saturday, Fort Lee police said last week. The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce and the many volunteers who signed on to help out will man an aid station and event site near the corner of …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Hudson Shakespeare Company's second performance of its second play of the summer Shakespeare in the Park season was Tuesday at Monument Park.
Written by Arya F. Jenkins with photos by Donna Brennan. This is the Hudson Shakespeare Company's 21st Season of Traveling Theatre, and The Comedy of Errors, a play by William Shakespeare and directed by Michael Hagins, was surely one of the highlights of our summer season in Fort Lee. Hagins' version is set in the 1940s, and a talented cast had raucous fun bringing it to life in Monument Park Tuesday night in what turned out to be a must-see performance. Let's face it, Shakespeare can often be challenging to understand. The 16th century, when he lived, was a long time ago, and the English language has taken many turns since then. But there is no mistaking the story in this wild farce, which involves healthy doses of slapstick, theft, …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Shakespeare in the Park continues in Fort Lee next week with the second of three plays this summer starting at 7:30 p.m. on July 17 and 24.
The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to Fort Lee’s Monument Park next week for the second of three summer offerings in its 21st annual Shakespeare in the Park series. The company will put on two performances of “Comedy of Errors,” one on Tuesday, July 17 and another on Tuesday, July 24, taking the “absurd farce” from its traditional ancient Greek setting to 1940s-era New York with “a Looney Tunes edge,” according to Hudson Shakespeare. “The show's over-the-top and frenetic comic pace lends itself to a cartoon-like setting,” said director Michael Hagins. “Chase scenes, exaggerated physical comedy and pies-in-the-face action pepper the play.” According to the Hudson Shakespeare Company, the plot of “Comedy of Errors” is as follows: The …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Week Ahead: a look at just some of what’s coming up this week in Fort Lee.
The Fort Lee Board of Education will hold a special public business meeting Tuesday at which appointment of a superintendent and an assistant superintendent are expected, bringing to an end months of speculation as to who would be in charge of the district once Interim Superintendent Steven Engravalle’s interim status expires at the end of June. The board’s choices are to appoint a permanent superintendent—whether Engravalle or the one other finalist—or extend Engravalle’s interim status. At a meeting on June 11, the board announced that the search for a permanent superintendent was down to two finalists for the position. School board member and chair of the personnel committee Peter Suh said the board had interviewed one of the finalists …
Monday, June 18, 2012
A look at just some of what’s coming up this week in Fort Lee.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
The Fort Lee Board of Education Monday kicks off a busy week for the local school system with a special meeting at Fort Lee High School. During a private session, the board will discuss personnel issues and the appointment of a superintendent, and although the agenda for the public session doesn’t currently include resolutions appointing a superintendent or renewing the contracts of previously non-renewed teachers like seventh grade Language Arts teacher Christina Martelo or seventh grade Science teacher Ian Zellman, walk-in resolutions are always possible. At the BOE’s meeting last week, school board officials said the superintendent search was down to two finalists, and students and others have been speaking out at meetings since May 7 …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Hudson Shakespeare Company, not in its 21st season, will be performing three Shakespeare plays this summer in Fort Lee’s Monument Park. The series starts Tuesday with a performance of “Othello.”
The Fort Lee Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is once again sponsoring its summer "Shakespeare in the Park" series starting next week and continuing throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings in Monument Park. The Hudson Shakespeare Company will kick off the season with a performance of “Othello” on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. and then again on Tuesday, June 26. Now in its 21st season of traveling Shakespeare performances, the company describes “Othello” as being set in mid-1800s Italy and Cyprus. “The company presents the portrait of a perfect couple in the celebrated warrior general (Michael Hagins) and Desdemona (Melissa Meli), daughter of a powerful Venetian senator (Tom Cox) whose love is destroyed by a jealous and sociopathic…
Monday, August 22, 2011
A quick look at five just some of what’s going on in Fort Lee this week.
Below is a quick look at five things you should know about this week and/or might not want to miss: Number one: Monday’s regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Board of Adjustment has been canceled due to lack of agenda, according to the borough. The next regular public meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall’s council chambers. Number two Shakespeare in the Park continues Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Monument Park with the second of two performances of Tymon of Athens. This will be the final performance of the season by the Hudson Shakespeare Company, which has also performed Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Number three: Fort Lee’s Emergency Services Blood Drive, sponsored by the local police and fire departments, the …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Shakespeare in the Park is nearing an end, as the Hudson Shakespeare Company gave the first of two performances that will wrap up the season
Tymon of Athens is based on an actual historical figure from Greece's classical age, which Shakespeare decided to use for another tragic hero. When researching the source material for his Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare came across the story Timon the Misanthrope. This is the story of man who goes from rich philanthropist to a jaded hermit and how his loss of station and friends affect him. Click here for a full synopsis of the play performed by the Hudson Shakespeare Company at Fort Lee's Monument Park Tuesday. There will be a repeat performance of Tymon's of Athens next Tuesday Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. wrapping up Fort Lee's annual "Shakespeare in the Park" for this year.