Beware, none other than William Shakespeare haunts South Street Seaport Oct. 31! The fifth annual staging of William Shakespeare's Haunted Ship will be held from 6 to 10 PM Halloween night on the Good Ship Peking, the occasional home to theatrical events on the downtown wharf. The Faux Real Theater Company presents the event, a spine-tingling tour through some of Shakespeare's more horrific works.
Shakespeare himself, skeletal in body, but fleshy of face, takes the audience through a series of scenes from his comedies and tragedies. Visitors travel through the A Midsummer Night's Dreams' Hall of Fairies, put their hands in Julius Caesar's wounds, pass by Ophelia's Riverbed of Death and sit down to dinner with Titus Andronicus.
Mark Greefield conceived and directs William Shakespeare's Haunted Ship (also known as William Shakespeare's Haunted House, when performed at Belvedere Castle in Central Park). Faux-Real's recent productions include Funbox Times Square and Funbox 2000.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children. For reservations, call (866) 468-7619.
— By Christine Ehren