By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Though in-person performances have been on pause since 2020, Theatre Palisades will present Sherman Wayne’s production of “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet” virtually between June 1 and 5.
Written by Charles George in 1969, the show will be available via Broadway On Demand.
“Imagine the fun when six women from Shakespeare’s plays gather to discuss the universal topic—love,” according to a synopsis of the show. “Juliet has just fallen in love with Romeo, and the other ladies of the Bard’s imagination convene to enlighten her on the best method of conducting a romance.”
Cast members who are part of the Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troupe are Holly Sidell as Juliet, Yvonne Robertson as Portia, Martha Hunter as Desdemona, Wendy Taubin as Cleopatra, Laura Goldstein as Ophelia and Maria O’Connor as Katharine.
Tickets can be purchased now to access and watch the show anytime during its run.
Over the course of the pandemic, Theatre Palisades Actors’ Troupe has been meeting weekly via Zoom to read plays and perform monologues, scenes and acting exercises.
Theatre Palisades recently conducted a survey to gauge the community’s interest in returning to Pierson Playhouse for shows.
Out of 132 responses, 58% noted they would “be there the day” they reopen.
“About 20% of respondents said they would wait between two or six months; while a scant few said you would wait at least a year,” according to Theatre Palisades. “However, another 18.2% said you were considering returning—but it would depend on the show. (Discerning audience members, indeed.)”
Theatre Palisades reported it would use the information collected to help design and implement safe-opening protocols.
“We look forward to having you back to enjoy our spectacular productions in person as soon as possible,” the statement concluded.
For more information or to purchase tickets for “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet” through Theatre Palisades’ recently revamped website, visit theatrepalisades.org.
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