Continuing over 50 years of Free Shakespeare in the Park, we are thrilled to announce the 2013 season at The Delacorte!
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater
The sparkling new production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS concerns two sets of identical twins who were separated as children and now live as master-servant pairs in rival neighboring cities. When one pair crosses the border to find the other, so begins an exquisitely enjoyable mess of mistaken identity, wrongful imprisonment, questionable flirting and general mayhem! The stage is set for a wildly fun evening of physical comedy and brilliant wordplay as this irresistible Shakespearean confection returns to Central Park for the first time in 20 years!
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, A NEW MUSICAL
Songs by Michael Friedman
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Book Adapted by Alex Timbers
Directed by Alex Timbers
A love letter to Shakespeare in the Park from the creators of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson!
Romance, revelry and enchanting music ignite in this contemporary yet lovingly faithful musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy. The King and his best buds decide at their five-year college reunion to swear off the joys of women. But when four cute, clever girls from their past show up, they’re forced to re-consider all of that nonsense! Smart, sexy, outrageous, and irreverent, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST is a madcap celebration of true love and coming of age.
Obie Award winner MICHAEL FRIEDMAN (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and two-time Tony Award® nominee ALEX TIMBERS (Peter and the Starcatcher) reunite for this fresh and unexpected evening of song, sonnets and Shakespeare, continuing The Public Theater’s long tradition of premiering new musicals in New York’s most magical summer setting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the schedule of the two Free Shakespeare in the Park productions this summer?
The Comedy of Errors runs May 28 – June 30, and Love’s Labour’s Lost, A New Musical runs July 23 – August 18. For a full schedule, click here.
What time do performances begin?
All performances of The Comedy of Errors and Love’s Labour’s Lost, A New Musical begin at 8:30pm. For start times for special events, please visit each event’s individual page.
How do I get tickets?
There are a number of ways to get free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park, including the Free Ticket Lines at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and on this website via our Virtual Ticketing system. For more information, see the Tickets page.
How many tickets can I get by waiting in line?
Each person waiting in line can receive up to two tickets, subject to availability. Click here for more information.
Are there any separate ticket policies for senior citizens or people with disabilities?
There are separate Free Ticket Lines at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park for senior citizens and for people with disabilities. In addition, there are separate daily drawings for senior citizens and people with disabilities online via our Virtual Ticketing system. For more information, see the Tickets page.
Can I reserve seats to Shakespeare in the Park in advance?
As a thank you for their generosity and help in keeping Free Shakespeare in the Park free for all, we are able to offer our Summer Supporters, Fellows, and Partners reserved seats to Shakespeare in the Park. Click here for more information or to donate today.
What if it rains?
No performance will be canceled before 8:30pm, even if it’s raining. We may delay the beginning of the performance, but will perform if and when possible and safe for the actors.
Why can’t I be in the Park before 6am?
Central Park is closed between the hours of 1:00AM and 6:00AM. NYPD will patrol the Delacorte area and issue summons to anyone in the Park before its official open time. If you choose to line up before 6:00AM, please do so along the east side of Central Park West starting at 81st Street. A Public Theater line monitor will escort the line in at 6:00 AM. The Public Theater neither suggests nor condones lining up before the park opens at 6:00AM.
Why are the lines for Shakespeare in the Park so long?
Tens of thousands of free tickets are made available to Free Shakespeare in the Park each summer. While we do our best to accommodate everyone who would like to attend a performance, the demand for tickets is always greater than the number of seats we have available. We appreciate your patience and are working very hard to ensure that the process remains as smooth and equitable as possible.
Are there group tickets to Shakespeare in the Park?
Free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are not available for group reservations. If you would like to attend a performance as a group, the group can wait in the line at the Delacorte Theater, or you can consider the Delacorte Investors program.