The Classical Theater Returns to MGP

With the Delacourt Theater in Central Park under renovation, the Public Theater will not be running Shakespeare in The Park this coming summer.

As a result, expect larger crowds in Marcus Garvey Park as the Classical Theater of Harlem puts on the only NYC Shakespeare in the Park in 2024.

To celebrate the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s (CTH) 25th anniversary season the CTH will put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Carl Cofield. Staged July 6 through 28, 2024. The performances – as always – will be in Marcus Garvey Park and the production will play the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater. Cofield’s production restages Shakespeare’s classic in the height of the Harlem Renaissance.

“We believe in the power of live theatre to bring communities together, and we’re excited to create a magical, enchanting experience that celebrates Harlem’s rich legacy,” says Ty Jones, the producing artistic director of CTH. “Next year, NYC will begin the celebration of its 400th birthday. This will be our love letter to the concrete jungle where Midsummer Night’s Dreams are made of… CTH has been part of the fabric of Harlem for a quarter of a century—and the fact that CTH will be providing the only free “Shakespeare in the Park” in New York City in its 25th season, sets the stage for a transformative summer. With excellence being our North Star, we are approaching 2024 with an empire state of mind, grounded in culture, care, commerce and community.”

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The Stoop and Fuzzy Geography

A poster seen on construction hoarding in Harlem.

Which led to this on the website:

That almost seemed to imply that Washington Heights was not in Manhattan. However, most people could give them the benefit of the doubt here, but the fuzzy geography continued:

When Dyckman St. is identified as Washington Heights?

Fuzzy Geography, Timberland.