People want to live in New York City. One reason is because there are a rich and diverse selection of cultural activities and events. In the summertime there are even a wide selection of high quality free things to do. On any night you can walk around this great city and find yourself being entertained by world class talent. Last night I was walking around Riverside Park and came across the Hudson Warehouse theater group performing The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.
Every Thursday through Sunday for the month of August you can find high quality performance art, for free, in Riverside Park. At West 89th Street, on the North side of the Solders' and Sailors' monument starting at 6:30pm. This is Hudson Warehouses 8th season and they will be performing The Taming of the Shrew for the final month.
I am not much of a theater goer and have never seen The Seagull. But, it was performed so well I found myself drawn into the story and characters within minutes. There is something about seeing classic theater in an open air venue as opposed to a theater. It seems more organic, like this is the way performance was suppose to be, actors acting and being the character in a drama. I stayed until the end and want to go see it again before the run finishes at the end of the month. Luckily it is free, a fabulous free New York City event. Visit The Hudson Warehouse website for more information.
|Hudson Warehouse performing The Seagull by Anton Chekhov|
|Hudson Warehouse performing in New york City in Riverside Park|