Events We Love: Shakespeare in the Park

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This Summer, the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park returns to Central Park with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable and jovial comedies. This year’s Midsummer is the latest in a distinguished, nearly 60-year-long tradition.

Founder of The Public Theater’s Public Works program, Lear deBessonet, directs this year’s offering; among the cast is Phylicia Rashad, better known as Mrs. Huxtable. The show runs every day except Sundays at 8:00 PM through August 13th (note that there are no shows on August 4th and August 7th) and free tickets can be picked up day-of in Central Park, through a digital lottery, at the Public Theatre, or through borough distribution.

For more information or to find out where you can get tickets, visit The Public Theater’s website.

Love Shakespeare but can’t get tickets to this year’s show? Consider visiting the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, and check our our review of Botanical Shakespeare.

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