Upcoming Show! Sept. 19, 2019

We’ll be causing much ado at Sunnyside Plays with “Much Ado About Nothing!”


Date: Thursday, Sept. 19, 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!


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!


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!

Thou, nature, art my goddess.”

-King Lear, I.2

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Today’s quote comes from King Lear.

Nature as a goddess, what a beautiful image!

But, this is Shakespeare…nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

Edmund (the illegitimate son of Gloucester) is the one speaking this soliloquy.  He goes on to tell us that the reason he follows the laws of nature instead of the actual law is because he wants to steal his older (legitimate) brother’s inheritance.  Not cool, Edmund!

So rather than a sentimental musing about Nature, Edmund is using the laws of Nature to justify his evil plotting.  It’s almost Darwinian.  You know, before Darwin was a thing.

Upcoming Show! Sept. 17, 2019

Join us for “Love’s Labors Lost” at ACD Playspace in 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 very own shadow puppets to take home!


Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
Time: 10:00–10:45am
Venue: ACD Playspace
Address: 31-24 38th St., Astoria, NY 11103
Description: Show + workshop

Cost: $20

Register here!


About the venue:

ACD is a Family Owned business which opened in November 2017, after the owner, who has provided in-home child care in Astoria for over 10 years, noticed a lack of activities, classes, and play for parents and children to enjoy on a daily basis.  ACD is proud to support moms and dads who themselves are entrepreneurs in the children arts/activity fields. Our goal is to provide a safe and educational space for children to learn and grow through exploring, music, dance and, most of all, PLAY!

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!


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Packages start at $200 for Puppet Show + Craft.

Click here to book today!