Sock Puppets at Sunnyside!

Join us for a “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this Friday at Sunnyside Plays, followed by a very special Sock Puppet workshop afterwards!

Date: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Venue: Sunnyside Plays
Address: 43-09 48th Ave., Queens, NY 11377
Description: Show + Sock puppets workshop

Cost: $20

Register here!


About the venue:

About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

Shakespeare Quote of the Day!

“Doubt thou the stars are fire,

Doubt thou the sun doth move,

Doubt truth to be a liar,

But never doubt I love.”

– Hamlet, II.2
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I love this quote from Hamlet to Ophelia.  OMG, so sweet, right?

Well…it would be.  Except that these lines are actually spoken by OPHELIA’S DAD to HAMLET’S MOM!

That’s right.  Exemplifying every teenager’s worst nightmare, Ophelia and Hamlet’s parents are standing around talking about the teenage romance.  Even worse, Ophelia’s dad has found Hamlet’s love letters and is reading them OUT LOUD to Hamlet’s parents.  #mortifying!

So, the real reason why I love this quote is because it’s beautiful, but not so straightforward.  Like many of Shakespeare’s best quotes…

Want to learn more?  You can read the entire play for FREE with Folger Digital Texts.

Next Show! Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Summer is still here! The perfect time to catch our next show, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When four lovers in a tangled love square flee to the woods, the mischievous fairy, Puck, takes it upon himself to set them straight with a love potion.  Of course, he only succeeds in making things worse!  But does he feel bad about his mistake?  Nay!  He gleefully decides to watch the lovers’ shenanigans play out.

Afterwards the show we’ll be making sock puppets!

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Date: Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Venue: Sunnyside Plays
Address: 43-09 48th Ave., Queens, NY 11377
Description: Show + workshop

Cost: $20 per child

Register here!


About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

Shakespeare Quote of the Day!

“That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.”

-Romeo and Juliet, II.2

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Everyone knows this classic line from Romeo and Juliet.  So, what does it mean?

Juliet has just met the love of her life.  But as fate would have it, her new boo is the son of her family’s mortal enemy!

However, Juliet is a smart gal.  She recognizes that it’s only Romeo’s last name that stands in the way of their love.  Using the rose analogy, Juliet sees that the names and labels that we use every day don’t actually define us.

After all, a rose is still a rose—no matter what you call it.

Want to learn more?  You can read the entire play for FREE with Folger Digital Texts.

Next Show! Sunday, July 28, 2019

Join us at Sunnyside Plays this month for our newest show, Love’s Labors Lost!


Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives! Will they stick to their studies? Or fall in love?

After the show we will make our very own shadow puppets to take home!


Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019
Time: 11:00-11:45am
Venue: Sunnyside Plays
Address: 43-09 48th Ave., Queens, NY 11377
Description: Show + workshop

Cost: $20 per child

Register here: https://www.sunnysideplays.com/shop/shakespeare-with-puppets

 


About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

Birthday Parties!

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The ShakesBEARS are a perfect choice for your next birthday party or special event!

Simply choose your show and craft. We’ll handle the rest!


Choose Your Show:


Choose Your Craft:


Packages start at $200 for Puppet Show + Craft.

Click here to book today!

Upcoming Show, Sun. June 23, 2019

See you at Raising Astoria!


Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives! Will they stick to their studies? Or fall in love?

After the show we will make our own puppets to take home!


Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Raising Astoria
Address: 26-11 23rd Ave., Queens, NY 11105
Description: Puppet Show + Craft

Cost: $20

Register here: https://www.raisingastoria.com/


About the Venue:

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Raising Astoria is a children’s educational center, play, and multi-use space in the heart of Astoria. We offer classes for babies starting at 2 months from breastfeeding support to preschool classes and everything in between! Our educators have years of experience and we are proud to offer quality educational activities that stimulate, engage and educate our children. Raising Astoria is a place where children can play, learn and establish a true sense of community.

Our space is large, open and impeccably maintained and we are the perfect venue for your upcoming birthday, baby shower, or private event. As mothers, we hold ourselves to the highest standards since we also want the best for our children.

Our doors are always open—please come in and say hello.

Show Postponed, Sun. June 30, 2019

Our show this month at Tizas & Casas will be postponed while they relocate.

We look forward to joining them soon at their shiney new location!

Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives! Will they stick to their studies? Or fall in love?

After the show we will make our own marionette puppets to take home!


Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Tizas & Casas
Address: 6525 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, NY 11377
Description: Puppet Show + Craft


About the venue:

Tizas & Casas

  • Our space is enjoyable for children 1 – 6 years old.
  • Each party is completely unique- you can get creative with decor if you’d like!
  • We allow you to bring in your own food & decor if you’d like-including balloons!
  • We can accommodate nearly any sized event! Choose any birthday package and you can invite as many family & friends as you’d like!
  • Our play-area capacity is 20 play-aged children.

New Show! Tues. June 11, 2019

Presenting ShakesBEARS’s version of Love’s Labors Lost!


Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives!

Join us this Tuesday morning at Sunnyside Plays for the premiere performance! Afterwards we will make our own marionette puppets to take home.


Date: Tues., June 11, 2019
Time: 9:30-10:15am
Venue: Sunnyside Plays
Address: 43-09 48th Ave., Queens, NY 11377
Description: Show + workshop

Cost: $20 per child

Register here: https://www.sunnysideplays.com/shop/shakespeare-with-puppets


About the venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

Next Show, Sunday, May 19!

Join us again at Tizas & Casas for a puppet show and shadow puppet craft!


Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Tizas & Casas
Address: 6525 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, NY 11377
Description: Puppet Show + Craft


This week, the ShakesBEARS will perform Much Ado About Nothing.

Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare’s ultimate “will they/won’t they” story.  Long time rivals Beatrice and Benedick might just fall in love–if they can ever stop insulting each other!

After the puppet show we will make our very own shadow puppets to take home!


About the venue:

Tizas & Casas

  • Our space is enjoyable for children 1 – 6 years old.
  • Each party is completely unique- you can get creative with decor if you’d like!
  • We allow you to bring in your own food & decor if you’d like-including balloons!
  • We can accommodate nearly any sized event! Choose any birthday package and you can invite as many family & friends as you’d like!
  • Our play-area capacity is 20 play-aged children.