Harrisburg Beer Week is a nine-day, multi-venue series showcasing breweries, restaurants, pubs and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations, and education.
Presented by MIDTOWN CINEMA and GAMUT THEATRE GROUP with a special thanks to BBC WORLDWIDE NORTH AMERICA for distribution... we are honoring Shakespeare on his 400th Anniversary with what he liked most: brews! So get a crowler from Zeroday Zeroday Brewing Co. and watch some of the best classic reproductions of his work for free!
All screenings shown at Midtown Cinema:
250 Reily Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
AS YOU LIKE IT
Sun 4/24 @4pm | 1963, 140min
Vanessa Redgrave and Ian Richardson star in an adaptation of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy about Rosalind, who flees her uncle's court to the Forest of Arden where, amongst an assemblage of memorable characters, she finds love.
A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT'S DREAM
Wed 4/27 @7pm | 1971, 140 min
Shakespeare's comedy about the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. Four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors become manipulated by fairies who inhabit the surrounding forest, causing havoc. This production has an all-star cast, including Lynn Redgrave, Edward Fox, Robert Stephens, Ronnie Barker, and Michael Gambon.
Thu 4/28 @7pm | 1998, 150min
Ian Holm stars as King Lear, who divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns fo support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. Meanwhile, Lear's loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son, Edmund, after being told lies about his faithful son, Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Fri 4/29 @7pm | 2005, 90 min
From Shakespeare ReTold with Shirley Henderson and Rufus Sewell comes the story of a young harridan member of parliament who marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.
SIMON SCHAMA'S SHAKESPEARE AND US
Sat 4/30 @4pm | 2012, 120min
In this documentary, historian Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new and fascinating light on some of the greatest plays ever written.