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The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble performs As You Like It

The Ensemble, a collaboration between HPAC and the Public Shakespeare Initiative, performed to a full house at the New York Live Arts Center on Sunday, May 20th.

In their 11th year, The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble put together two captivating performances as they played the Shakespearean comedy, As You Like It. The play highlights the importance of community as the exiled characters seek refuge in the Forest of Arden. The performances were the culmination of the year-long work and dedication by the Ensemble where they learned to read, understand, speak, and ultimately perform Shakespeare in the original language.

The Ensemble consists of Hunts Point 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students from six neighborhood schools: Bronx Academy of Multi Media (BAMM), PS 48, Bronx Charter School for the Arts, Saint Ignatius School, Hyde Leadership Charter School, and South Bronx Early College Academy.

Congratulations to all participating scholars, staff, and family members for an amazing job and thank you to everyone at the Public Theater for their support in our inaugural year in partnership.

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