MANHATTAN – New York Euripides Summer Festival 2015 presents HECUBA – an American Thymele Theatre Free Euripides Summer Series Presentation. East River Park Amphitheatre: Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 PM; The Richard Rodgers Amphitheater: Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 PM and Friday, July 31 at 6:00 PM; Minor Latham Playhouse: Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 PM. Reservations through SMARTTIX are suggested for Aug. 1 performance. HECUBA on SmartTix: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=hec775&ss=1or call SmartTix at: 1-212-868-4444. East River Park Amphitheatre – FDR Drive overpass – Grand Street exit – Between Cherry Street & Jackson Street. Richard Rodgers Amphitheater – Marcus Garvey Park, Bet. Madison Av. & Mt. Morris Pk. W. 120-124 Streets. Minor Latham Playhouse – 3009 Broadway at 119th Street – Milbank Hall – Columbia University. For more information visit: www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20hecuba/ or www.AmericanThymeleTheatre.yolasite.com/news.php. Just like in antiquity, all performances are free of charge to the public.
American Thymele Theatre, founded by producing artistic director and accomplished character actor Stephen Diacrussi, was created to promote Hellenic culture in America. It has produced a wide variety of works including some in their original 19thcentury Greek, as well as a popular comedy festival and a 50th anniversary revival of Maxwell Anderson’s Barefoot in Athens. In 2009, ATT’s production of Rhesus became the first outdoor play in its NYC Euripides Free Summer Festival Series. The Festival returned last year with an acclaimed production of Alcestis. The company’s approach to tragedy is traditional with classically stylized staging.