Tiny Ninja Theatre returns with a one night only performance of Shakespeare's Sonnets June 24 at the Present Company Theatorium in New York City.
Tiny Ninja Theatre, founded in 1999 by director Dov Weinstein, had a huge hit at the 2000 New York Fringe Festival with a staging of Shakespeare's Macbeth (starring Mr. and Mrs. Smile as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth). Since then, the company has attempted a history of the D.U.M.B.O. area of Brooklyn and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which just finished up a run June 9 at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. TNT favorites Mr. and Mrs. Smile played the Friar and the Nurse, respectively, with newcomers, recruited from the popular "Homie" figures, as Romeo and Juliet. Ninjas are expected to perform the sonnets June 24.
As if the Ninjas weren't enough, the evening at the Theatorium will also include a bunch of cardboard cutouts contemplating Beowulf in The Sleeping Dane Effect or Beowulf the Bruiser, the ketchup-drenched short work Avoidance, singer Elisa Korenne, Joanna Parson's tunes "Hello Kitty" and "Egg Donation" and Maggie Cino's Ascending Bodily, directed by Weinstein.
Tickets are $10 and benefit the upcoming Fringe performances of Die Like a Lady or What Barbara Got. The Present Company Theatorium is located at 196-198 Stanton Street between Attorney and Ridge.
— By Christine Ehren