Juliet said of Romeo, “And when I shall die, take him and cut him up in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will fall in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.” And all of us were like dude, Jules, you barely know the guy, play a little hard to get and a little less “I’m-gonna-cut-you-cuz-I-love-you.” But then she got the guy, and now she has a statue of her somewhere in Italy. She wins.
And if she had laid off the hemlock, she would have attended tonight’s SummerScreen at McCarren Park (N 12th and Bedford). There will be live music, good beer, and a free showing of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet right when the sun goes down and all two of the sky’s stars twinkle in our fair sky and refuse to pay worship to the sun. Gates open at 6pm for you to lie out your blanket, grab a Sixpoint beer, and please share the sparknotes if you brought them.
While you wait for the show to begin, enter our Fandango contest for free movie tickets and graze the selections from our local food vendors: Asia Dog, Pizza Moto, Red Hook Lobster Pound, San Loco, Crop to Cup Coffee and more!
In addition to a night of free iambic pentameter there will be free live performances from Hank & Cupcakes at 6:15 and Noun at 7:15 (thanks Free Williamsburg). This is like Shakespeare in the Park but there’s less Al Pacino and more Michael from Lost. Have fun!
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