This summer, Shakespeare in the Park features two Of Shakespeare’s finest: OTHELLO and TWELFTH NIGHT
2018 Interpreted Performance Dates:
TWELFTH NIGHT - Friday, August 17 @ 8pm
In celebration of five extraordinary years of Public Works, a Public Theater initiative that invites diverse communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents a re-imagining of Public Works’ 2016 musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT for a full five-week run in Central Park. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke.
Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special TWELFTH NIGHT is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
Interpreters this summer:
Molly Wilson, Lynnette Taylor, Stephanie Feyne, Mary MacLean, Christina Trunzo-Mosleh, Dylan Geil, Keith Wann, Laurie Nash
Interpreter Director: Anne Tomasetti
Limit: 2 tickets per person
PLEASE NOTE: Priority it always given to Deaf audience members. Any reservation without Deaf people will be placed on a waiting list to first accommodate Deaf audiences.
Shakespeare in the Park is performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
The Central Park entrances closest to the theater are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.