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Mobile Unit:

November 26 - December 17

LuEsther Hall

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This fall, The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with an enchanting new production of THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto).

Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend’s child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What’s lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured romances. 

Mobile Unit is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon FoundationThe Rockefeller FoundationThe Ford Foundation, Stavros Niarchos FoundationThe Tow FoundationThe Herbert McLaughlin Children's CLUT, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Additional support provided by JetBlue Airways and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City CouncilThe Philip and Janice Levin Foundation provides lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. 


Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Public Forum is also the home of The Public’s audience engagement activities, which include Artist Talkbacks, Audience Conversations, Speaker Series panels, and the online resource Digiturgy. Depending on the production, audience engagement activities may include:

 Artist Talkbacks- Members of the cast and creative team will take questions from the audience about the show and their process

 Speaker Series- a 20-to-30 minute panel discussion after the performance with experts discussing a topic from the show

 Audience Conversations- Members of The Public’s artists staff lead the audience in a conversation with each other about the show and its themes and ideas

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