Shakespeare In The Park 2017, NYC

When: Tuesday, May 23 - Sunday, June 19, 2017 (Julius Caesar)
Tuesday, July 11 - Sunday, August 13, 2017 (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Hot Spot: Delacorte Theater in Central Park, NYC

Deets: Free Shakespeare in the Park is an annual event that is held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It is produced by The Public Theater, and attendance is free, provided that guests wait in line for tickets on the day of the performance.

Shakespeare in the Park includes two productions over the course of the summer, and one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions: 

Julius Caesar

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

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.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Free tickets are available for every public performance, with seating locations in every section of the theater. 

Free tickets are available in the following ways:

OR Become a Summer Supporter and skip the line, receive RESERVED seating, and additional discounts.

Become a Summer Supporter by making a fully tax-deductible contribution of $200 or more and as thanks for your gift you’ll enjoy reserved seating at the Delacorte. Only a limited number of reserved seats are available for each performance. Locations are designated by giving level, the date your order was received, and are subject to availability. 

In addition to reserved seats, Summer Supporters enjoy all the benefits of Membership at The Public's downtown home at Astor Place, including savings on tickets, a discount on food and drinks, and early access to seats before they go on sale to the general public!

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