The Public Theater presents Shakespeare's comedy that brings together a group of star-crossed lovers, an inept band of actors, and the king and queen of the fairies and their impish henchman Puck, who creates romantic and comic havoc for all.
From the producers: 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.
Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, Lear deBessonet, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love, featuring Phylicia Rashad as Titania, Annaleigh Ashford as Helena, Kristine Nielsen as Puck, and Danny Burstein as Nick Bottom.
New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 53rd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.
What is the Public Theater? Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and both the original production and recent revival of "Hair" and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.