‘Festival of Classics’

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6 min readOct 31, 2019

A night of theater from local artists and their companies featuring guest host, Avi Hoffman as Joseph Papp ‘ Shakespeare in the Park’

Avi Hoffman (l) as Joseph Papp

Boca Raton, Florida

South Florida classical theater fans…get ready for Joe Papp and the Classics!

It’s one night only! In March 2020 at Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 West Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. The incomparable actor, writer, director, Avi Hoffman, hosts a special showcase of local South Florida companies performing the Classics.

Hoffman will take on the persona of Joseph Papp, the American theatrical producer, director, and founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theatre.

“The life of Joe Papp is truly inspirational,” said Clare Vickery, Director of South Florida’s Grace Arts Center. “Avi Hoffman brings Papp’s vision alive to inspire a new generation to explore Shakespeare and works of his international Contemporaries, to create original art for theater and the public realm!”

Vickery added, that an authentic Shakespeare in the Park — or plaza — is in development with South Florida’s award winning arts organizations’ productions of theatrical excellence.

“Peter Wayne Galman has been pouring himself into young actors and companies for years through his Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida,” said Vickery. He and many of the featured companies have a shared vision to develop a South Florida public theater event.”

“We are preparing a platform that can travel to various locations sharing the Classics and new experimental projects — changing spaces into places where artists and the public gather to be entertained and transform their community through the arts,” said Vickery.

The special evening showcasing classic theater featuring host Avi Hoffman will be in March 2020. Stay tuned!


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