Free Shakespeare in the Park returns to the Delacorte Theater this summer with two historic productions

The first production, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, is a bold new production of RICHARD III, featuring Danai Gurira in the Title Role. One of Shakespeare’s most iconic villains. Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.  You can find more info about how to get tickets at The Public Theater website.

Directed by Robert O’Hara
Featuring Danai Gurira in the Title Role

June 21 – July 17



Adapted by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery
Music & Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Original Choreography by Sonya Tayeh
Directed by Laurie Woolery

August 10 – September 11

Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare in the Park

Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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New York, NY, 10028

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