Dining with Shakespeare v2B

New Place Players to play in Max's Kitchen, Bucks County, PA.

On October 8th, 2016 New Place Players will perform William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Max Hansen as chef in a magical barn in Carversville, PA. The critically acclaimed production, directed by OBIE winner James Ortiz (The Woodsman) surrounds and envelopes the audience while they savor a 5-course feast inspired by the world of the play, accompanied by fine wine.  With the magic of LED puppetry, the highest caliber Equity actors and musicians, the guests are guided through a journey of the senses. Employing his original five-act format and the natural intervals within, drama, music, food and the art of conversation are each given the room to flourish in an unforgettable experience.  Max Hansen Kitchen and New Place Players are celebrating their third year together where they have performed open public runs in an historic town house in Park Slope, Brooklyn as well as corporate and private celebrations in mansions, estates and apartments throughout the Northeast Corridor.  This is their first open performance in Bucks County.


Welcome to a new world of Gourmet Salon Shakespeare...

New Place Players combines immersive theater with exquisite dining to create an unforgettable experience. Whether for a corporate event, a charity benefit, or a private celebration at home, we perform full productions of Shakespeare as part of a feast of live music, gourmet food, and fine wine.

We are a traveling troupe of fifteen professional Equity actors and musicians dedicated to bringing Shakespeare directly to its audience. Teaming up with Master Chef Max Hansen (Thomas Keller protégé), we seek to recreate the intimate spectacle of a private Elizabethan feast.

Our critically acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by James Ortiz (The Woodsman) is currently available for booking. We perform throughout the Northeast Corridor in event spaces, restaurants, private homes, and Casa Duse, a historic 19th century townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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"Great food, great Shakespeare and excellent company offered a remarkable respite from a troubled world. We thank the New Place Players with director James Ortiz and super chef Max Hansen for making the Casa Duse Supper Club a continuing place for such soirees. It was 'a moveable feast' of stimulation, illumination and sensation, as we gravitated toward the light only such magical evenings can provide."
– Nino Pantano
Brooklyn Eagle • Full article
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"Our twin passions for gourmet fare and iambic pentameter were both equally and delightfully indulged."
Sarah Zorn
Brooklyn Magazine • Full article

"The productions are a harmonious blend of music, lighting, theatre, food and drink, amounting to a communal atmosphere that harks back to the experience of catching a theatre performance in Elizabethan times...the New Place Players emphasize the sense of actor and audience sharing the same space, with only the subtlest of fourth-wall-breaking antics."
Darryn King
The Guardian • Full article
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