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Free Summer Theater

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Broadway isn't the only place to experience great theater this summer! Throughout the season, free plays ranging from Shakespearian classics to new works by emerging playwrights are being staged in parks throughout the city. Get your dose of culture on a budget and let nature set the scene.

Free Summer Theater Events

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25

Story Faces

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Meet master storyteller Christopher Agostino as he uses the art of face painting to weave an entertaining tale for all!.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical productions.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Jul 6

'Hiawatha'

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Puppets that tell the story of Hiawatha, a curious Iroquois hero, who decides to disobey his grandmother and venture out to explore the forest.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Ceasar

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s sensational political thriller explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom.
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This story follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution at her uncle's court to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
Free!

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