On July 12, Borghese Vineyard will serve up "FOOD OF LOVE," a light-hearted look at love with words by William Shakespeare and wine by the glass.
Produced by Spitfire Theatre, this unique theatrical experience is created and directed by Abigail Anderson, an English director who has worked at Shakespeare's Globe in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has been described by The Oxford Times as "one of the most exciting and eclectic young directors in the UK."
Laugh with Benedick and Beatrice, sigh with Romeo and Juliet, get steamy with Petruchio and Kate! FOOD OF LOVE brings together some of Shakespeare's most romantic love scenes, songs, and poems in a specially created show for some of Long Island's most picturesque outdoor locations. Presented in an accessible, dynamic and humorous way, this is an evening that will delight both avid theatergoers and those new to theater alike.
You'll have the chance to sample Borghese's wines as part of a relaxed summer evening, in addition to exploring the vineyards and enjoying the show. Anderson says, "The beauty of Shakespeare's language is perfectly complemented by the beautiful surroundings of Long Island's wineries. We're delighted to have the chance to perform here and, in doing so, throw the spotlight on to the flourishing wine-growing community on the North and South Forks."
The 50-minute performance showcases the talent of four professional actors, all experienced Shakespearean performers, who will move in and around the audience to create an unforgettable and intimate theatre experience. The cast is: Adam Mastrelli, Jake Oliver, Amy Prosser and Laura Rikard.
Performances will take place rain or shine at 7:00 p.m.
All tickets are $55.00 in advance ($60 at the door) and are available at www.theatermania.com or toll-free 1-866-811-4111. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. For more information visit www.spitfiretheatre.com.