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Marcus Garvey Park
Madison Ave, E. 120 St. to E. 124 St.


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Jul 06 2024


8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

The outdoor production, directed by multi-hyphenate Carl Cofield, will be free to the public and star comedian Russell Peters.


The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring comedian Russell Peters for the summer 2024 Uptown Shakespeare in the Park.

This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream transports audiences to the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where four young lovers, a troupe of rude mechanicals, and mischievous fairies find themselves entangled in a web of romantic chaos within a mystical forest.

Having sold-out arenas around the world, including MSG and Barclays Center, this performance will mark Peters’ stage and Shakespearean debut. The full cast announcement will be shared later this Spring. This production was made possible by the generous support of Wendell Pierce.

Rain Policy:

CTH shows go on rain or shine, so it’s always best to assume the show will perform as scheduled. In the event of rain, the start of the performance may be delayed; however, the performance will begin as soon as it is possible to do so. Performances may also pause for sudden changes in weather, but will resume as soon as weather permits. We will only cancel in extreme weather conditions, and will post alerts on our website and on social media with as much notice as possible.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Carl Cofield

Choreographed by Dell Howlett

Starring Russell Peters as Nick Bottom

July 6-28, Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 PM

Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem