SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

Shakespeare in the Park Begins May 23

FREE FOR ALL. ALL SUMMER. EVERY SUMMER. 

JOIN US IN CENTRAL PARK BEGINNING ON MAY 23
Free tickets will be available every day there is a public performance. Visit shakespeareinthepark.org for more info.

JULIUS CAESAR
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Oskar Eustis

May 23 - June 18

The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis directs Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the Park 17 years ago. Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lear deBessonet

July 11- August 13

Featuring Annaleigh Ashford (Helena); De’Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander); Vinie Burrows (Fairy); Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Austin Durant (Snug); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller (Francis Flute); Robert Joy (Peter Quince); David Manis (Egeus, Fairy); Patrena Murray (Tom Snout); Kristine Nielsen (Puck); Bhavesh Patel (Theseus); Phylicia Rashad (Titania); and Joe Tapper (Robin Starveling)

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.

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Lead support for Free Shakespeare in the Park provided by Bank of America and The Jerome L. Greene Foundation. Additional support provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Delta Air Lines, TodayTix, Penguin Random House, One57, The Kimberly, The New York Times, Outfront Media, WNYC, ABC7, Theatermania, NYC Parks, New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council On The Arts, and Art Works. The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.