Sarah Eismann, Reesa Graham and the Manhattan Shakespeare Project
June 22, 2011, 11:59 pm
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I don’t generally have much energy at 8 am on Fridays. But doing this interview with Sarah Eismann and Reesa Graham to talk about their all-female production of Shakespeare’s famous history play Henry V made me forget how early my day had started. That made me even more excited about their project and their performance; if these women can transmit that much energy before most offices open, their rendition of Shakespeare couldn’t possibly be boring.

It’s an added bonus that they’re performing in the parks of New York. In his interview with me a few weeks ago, Antonin Baudry of the French Embassy called them “the heart of the city” and I couldn’t agree more. But I’ve also always loved this city for the variety of performers it houses. Marrying these two fundamental characteristics of New York just feels right, like a reminder that art is for everyone to enjoy everywhere.

Here is where you’ll be able see Manhattan Shakes’ 90 min All-Female summer production Henry V:

June 23, 24 – 6pm – Central Park, Summit Rock

June 19, 25, 26 – 2pm – Central Park, Summit Rock

July 6, 7, 8 – 6pm – Harlem, St. Nicholas Park

July 14, 15 – 7pm – Brooklyn, Sunset Park

July 17 – 2pm – Brooklyn, Sunset Park

And if you want to see them perform new work, here are the dates for their upcoming production, Highway Blue – A Play with Music, by Caroline Prugh. It’ll go up at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre on MacDougal St:

July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 8:00pm

July 23 2:00pm

August 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 8:00pm

For any other info you desire about the Manhattan Shakespeare Project, go to

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