Monday, May 16, 2011

Shakespeare in the Park: June 6 to July 30 in NYC

From a media release:

Join us for this beloved New York summertime tradition at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

June 6 - July 30, 2011
Performances begin at 8PM
Performed in repertory for 8 continuous weeks

Shakespeare in the Park is one of one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions. New York natives and visitors alike have been enjoying free Shakespeare in Central Park since performances began in
1954. Now 57 years after Joseph Papp first conceived the project, The Public Theater is proud to continue to produce Shakespeare in the Park.

With the success of last summer's Shakespeare in the Park productions of The Merchant of Venice and The Winter's Tale, the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park summer season will once again present two Shakespeare plays in repertory, giving audiences eight straight weeks of free Shakespeare at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Directed by David Esbjornson

Measure sweeps from the corridors of national power to the intimate confines of the bedroom, and from the convent's chapel to the executioner's block. It is Shakespeare at his grittiest: a bracing and bawdy glimpse of what happens when those in power allow their basest human impulses to range unchecked.

Directed by Daniel Sullivan

A fairytale for grown-ups, this beguiling fable follows the low-born Helena, one of Shakespeare's most resourceful heroines, as she inventively surmounts obstacle after impossible obstacle in order to win the love of the aristocratic and haughty Count Bertram.

Featuring: Kristen Connolly, John Cullum, Carson Elrod, Joe Forbrich, Danai Gurira, Michael Hayden, AndréHolland, Jordan Lund, David Manis, Dakin Matthews, Caitlin O'Connell, Annie Parisse, Tonya Pinkins, Lorenzo Pisoni, Reg Rogers, and Lucas Caleb Rooney

 Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free!

Free tickets for Shakespeare in the Park are distributed via the free lines at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and on the web via our Virtual Ticketing system.

In addition, a limited number of tickets to specific performances will be distributed on special days this summer via free lines throughout the Boroughs of New York City.

More info on tickets here

In gratitude for their generosity in helping to keep free Shakespeare free, we are able to offer our Summer Supporters and Partners reserved seats to Shakespeare in the Park.
Click here for more information or to donate today.

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