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“Watching Irondale’s ‘1599’ was a thrilling experience, the acting really superb. The production also underscored the ways in which the four plays, which Shakespeare wrote in an inspired burst, are in conversation with each other”

James Shapiro (author of A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599, the inspiration for the 1599 Project)
“A lucidly acted, boldly ambitious mini-marathon.”
“There is a striking intimacy …, a kind that occurs only in theater.”
“I …wish that the company, whose actors have such excellent chops, had staged all four plays in full.”
“Hamlet is a walloping Finale”
“It is impossible to not feel a rush of adrenaline.”
“Exciting and original—with a completely avant-garde American pulse.”
“Each of the six actors is allowed to shine as a soloist.”
“It wasn’t until near the end of the third play that it actually dawned on me that it was merely half a dozen people playing nearly 100 characters, and it was an almost shocking realization”
“Last night, I was able to partake in one of the most magical, stirring, and engaging pieces of live theatre I’ve ever experienced. If you haven’t yet seen, The Irondale Ensemble’s production of “1599”, I HIGHLY suggest you do ASAP. It’s Shakespearean and Immersive theatre that transports the audience literally and figuratively.”
“never will I see a hamlet to match Joey Collins’s.”
An Epic Landscape – literally1599poster

In the spirit of its alice… Alice… ALICE!, the company takes you on a journey and adventure that moves you through all the nooks and crannies of  Irondale’s  stunning space–4 plays, 4 locations, 1 incredible story.

Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It Hamlet—together they form one spellbinding drama tracing the journey of one mythic hero as he transforms through four plays and four characters moving from youthful idealist  to a madman ending his journey in hopeless chaos. In this momentous month long run, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Irondale presents the epic four-play cycle, offering  audiences to experience, for the first time, the four plays Shakespeare wrote in that amazing year of 1599 as one searing evening of theatre.


Learn more about 1599:


1599 Trailer



Irondale has teamed up with Brooklyn caterer Naturally Delicious to offer a Shakespearean-inspired box dinner for your evening. Intermission will not be long enough to exit the theater and buy dinner.

Irondale’s As You Like It Intermission Supper

Julius Caesar Salad
Romaine & Kale Garlic Croutons & Creamy Dressing Aged Parmesan

Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be”
Grilled Market Vegetables Fresh Brooklyn Mozzarella & Basil Aged Balsamic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Henry the V’s Couscous Salad
Saffron Pearl Couscous with Farro & Barley Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Baby Spinach & Black Olives

Shakespeare’s Favorite Dessert
Rustic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

PERFORMANCES at the Irondale Center
January 25 – February 4, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 5PM
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