This summer is the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
A production of “As You Like It” with original bluegrass tunes composed by Steve Martin runs June 5-30.
In As You Like It, Rosalind, Shakespeare's most breathtaking heroine, and her boyfriend Orlando find themselves in the enchanted Forest of Arden, where all the world's a stage, and where sudden infatuation is as confusing as it is beautiful. Along with other "country copulatives," they discover that nothing transforms, redeems, or enriches experience quite as powerfully as love. As You Like It has everything we adore about Shakespearean comedy: mistaken identity, cross-dressing, madness, mayhem, rage, lust, laughter, and of course plenty of romance, both heartbreaking and joyous.
Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” will follow (July 23-Aug. 25; free).
Refer to shakespeareinthepark.org for more details.
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are Free!
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 1pm the day of the show. Free tickets will also be available through the Virtual Ticketing lottery, available at shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the show.
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.
(photo by LILYBART)