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Shakespeare in the Parks

The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park

Every year New York City transforms into one giant free Shakespeare festival, with the Bard’s plays being performed and work-shopped in parks across the city. Find your favorite Elizabethean comedy, tragedy, or history, or join a tour that highlights tributes to Shakespeare in our parks.

Shakespeare in the Parks Events

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul27

Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

Shakespeare in the Park: All's Well That Ends Well

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

7:00 p.m.10:15 p.m.
Having restored the King’s health with a miraculous potion, Helena asks for nothing in return but to wed her heart’s love, Count Bertram. When the Count arrogantly refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both king and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare’s courageous heroine must stop at nothing to bring him home.
Free!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Shakespeare in the Park: All's Well That Ends Well

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Having restored the King’s health with a miraculous potion, Helena asks for nothing in return but to wed her heart’s love, Count Bertram. When the Count refuses to marry beneath his class and flees, Helena must stop at nothing to bring him home.
Free!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aug 9

Shakespeare in the Park: The Tragedy of King Lear

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Cunningham Park for a performance of Shakespeare’s spectacular tragedy which pits good against evil.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

Performance: Hip to Hip Theatre - All’s Well That Ends Well

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
When the Count arrogantly refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both king and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare’s courageous heroine stops at nothing to bring him home.
Free!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aug16

Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear

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

7:00 p.m.10:15 p.m.
Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it.
Free!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Performance: Hip to Hip Theatre - King Lear

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power .
Free!

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