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The Groundling

by Marc Palmieri

Direction by Rob Roznowski

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:00p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:00p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 8:00p.m.

(Ages 12 and up)

A first-time playwright tries to write a new Shakespeare show in this touching comedy.

After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage, with a cast of colorful locals. THE GROUNDLING is a comedy exploring the meaning of the final moments of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, and how the power of theatre can affect the most unsuspecting, and perhaps most deserving, of us all.

Contains profanity.

THE GROUNDLING is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

All performances are FREE to the public.