New Rochelle is still in dreamland with Shakespeare

April 20, 2013 by  

The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is currently presenting William Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, but shows come to an end this weekend.

The play is being performed at the CNR’s Main Campus and features a diverse cast comprised of CNR students and professional actors of NY and surrounding areas. This eclectic group of gifted performers presents a traditional narrative featuring incompatible lovers, magic in the forest, and a cheerful jab at people in love and the challenges they face. This play is suitable and entertaining for the whole family.

Performances began on Friday, April 12, and this particular play is known for its interweaving plots and its unusual take on the subject of love. It was one of the first comedies to have been written by Shakespeare, believed to have been put together in around 1595.

The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904, and was the state’s first women’s Catholic college. CNR carries on the Ursuline heritage and traditions to the present day.

It is not too late to catch a glimpse of the Shakespearean fun for those who have yet to see it. Matinees are performed both today, April 20, and tomorrow, April 21st at 2:00 pm, and there is also a chance to see an evening performance at 8:00 pm. General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for seniors and CNR students.

The College of New Rochelle is located at 29 Castle Place in New Rochelle. Please call (914) 654-5373 for reserved seating and more information.