On June 3, Free Shakespeare in the Park began once again for the summer. Much Ado About Nothing will be performed until July 6. King Lear will begin on July 22 and run until August 17.
From their website, “Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.
New York’s most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park’s famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater’s free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.”
Tickets are distributed at the park, online through the virtual ticketing lottery, and in different ticket distribution points in the five boroughs.
Each performance takes place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 8:00 p.m. You can view the full calendar here. There are many performances, so don’t miss this opportunity to see this wonderful event!