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Shakespeare in the Park: Classic, Cutting-Edge, Controversial

July 02, 2017

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Romeo and Juliet

Since 1962, Shakespeare in the Park, a series staged by NYC’s Public Theater, has brought world-class summertime productions of Shakespeare’s most beloved works to Central Park’s open-air Delacorte Theater. Shakespeare in the Park frequently features acting’s biggest names; think Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, or Denzel Washington. No strangers to controversy, the company recently made national headlines for its decision to stage The Tragedy of Julius Caesar with an actor curiously reminiscent of the current blond-haired businessman turned President of the United States (a few years ago, their Caesar closely resembled America’s first African-American President). Though Julius Caesar’s run has ended, the charmed and charming A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be playing July 11 through August 13. All shows are free, and most start at 8 P.M. Tuesday through Sunday. For detailed information on how to get tickets, check out Shakespeare in the Park’s website .

Location: 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023