The C.A.G.E. (Classical Avant-Garde Experimental) Theatre of New York City was started in 2004 by Michael Hagins, and brought classical and classic-themed works to a modern audience for over seven years. Its mission statement is to bring a renewed understanding of the famous works of the Greeks, the Renaissance and the Restoration to a new and updated audience, and bring out the appeal that have lasted for thousands of years. This is done by giving new looks and concepts to texts by modifying costuming, sets, and props, but without changing the text or plot in any way.
CAGE showcases the works of authors from varying times and shares the themes of other ages to understand history and how similar the life and times of then are very close to now.
C.A.G.E. Theatre has done productions of Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Quest of the Hero!, Taming of the Shrew, The Shape of Things, Hit and Match, Hamlet, A Night of Durang and looks forward to adding many, many more.