photograph by Rodinelli Photography
By Danny Deza
The subway in NYC is filled with all kinds of crazy. I get enough just from my morning commute to work: Ear buds blaring, children screaming and the occasional cough in the face (yeah I am talking to you! You know who you are…). But every now and then I come across something underground that makes me think, “You know what MTA, you’re not half bad!”
Well, this is where Fred Jones and Paul Marino come in. I was never a fan of Shakespearean plays in high school, but this duo gives them a nice spin — even the bratty 16 year-old within stands impressed. This pair performs as Popeye and Cloudy and they reenact Shakespeare on the subway.
Without costumes, they tumble on hard floors, bounce off poles and role-play fight scenes, right in the middle of your train cart. Their specialty is acting out Romeo and Juliet - Act 5: Scene 3 to be exact.
Also if you are interested in other forms of transit art during your daily commute, the MTA offers an array of artistic mediums such as photography, music, poetry and posters. Have a look at their schedule here.
Keep your eyes peeled and all senses alert. You might be in for a surprise this summer.