RECOMMENDED: Complete guide to Shakespeare in the Park
Hear, hear! The Public Theater just announced its feature shows for the 53rd annual Shakespeare in the Park! Are ye excited? We say, yae! The absolutely free tradition continues at the Delacorte in Central Park with The Tempest (May 27–July 5) and Cymbeline (July 27–August 23).
Also in tune with NYC tradition is a big-name New Yorker headlining the production. This year, that special someone is the lovable Sam Waterston of The Newsroom, set to play the lead role of Prospero in The Tempest. Award-winning director of last year's King Lear, Daniel Sullivan, returns for Cymbeline while Tony-nominee Michael Greif directs The Tempest.
In case you forgot, Shakespeare in the Park is totally free to you, your friends and everyone you know. But since it's free, we recommend you mark your calendars now and be the first to arrive come May 27th. Maybe you'll cop a coveted seat. Wethinks you can!