If Expanded Arts' Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot) production of Richard III hasn't been enough of outdoor NYC Shakespeare, and you require more bloody Shakespearean tragedy in the all-outdoors -- you better plan your weekend now: Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company's Richard III ends in Central Park, Aug. 15.
Joshua Spafford (The Death of Griffin Hunter) plays the treacherous king. Stephen M. Burdman directs.
Christopher Sanderson is piloting A Midsummer Night's Dream, the second production of Gorilla's summer season. Midsummer is a Gorilla tradition and the troupe's most conspicuous commodity; the company has staged the comedy in Washington Square Park every summer for the past ten years.
Running in rep with Midsummer is Twelfth Night, also staged by Sanderson. Midsummer runs Aug. 5-Sept. 25; Twelfth Night plays Aug. 6-Sept. 26.
For information about all Gorilla Rep performances, call (212)330-8086, or visit their website at www.brettsinger.com/gorillarep/. Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company. -- By Sean McGrath
and Robert Simonson