In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth.
Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (July 11-August 13), directed by Lear deBessonet, will see Annaleigh Ashford as Helen, Phylicia Rashad (Titania), De’Adre Aziza (Hippolyta), Kyle Beltran (Lysander), Kristine Nielsen (Puck) and Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom).
All shows start at 8 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets are distributed in the day of the show at the Delacorte (expect lines!). There’s also a digital lottery and a downtown lottery at the Public Theater’s space on Lafayette Street, plus, on specific performance dates, some tickets will be distributed in locations in one of the city’s five boroughs. More details here.
Information provided by PublicTheater.com.