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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

July 11 - August 13

This production runs two and half hours, including a 20-minute intermission.

Free tickets are available for every public performance, with seating locations in every section of the theater.

Interested in reserving a seat? Find out more here!

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. 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. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. 

Annaleigh Ashford

De'Adre Aziza

Kyle Beltran

Danny Burstein

Shalita Grant

Alex Hernandez

Jeff Hiller

Robert Joy

David Manis

Patrena Murray

Kristine Nielsen

Richard Poe

Phylicia Rashad

Joe Tapper

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Choreography by Chase Brock
Directed by Lear deBessonet

Featuring Annaleigh Ashford (Helena); De’Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander); Vinie Burrows (First Fairy, Peaseblossom);Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Justin Cunningham (Philostrate); Marcelle Davies-Lashley (Fairy Singer);Austin Durant (Snug); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Keith Hart (Third Fairy); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller (Francis Flute); Robert Joy (Peter Quince); Patricia Lewis (Fourth Fairy); David Manis (Egeus, Cobweb); Pamela McPherson-Cornelius (Second Fairy); Patrena Murray (Snout); Kristine Nielsen (Puck); Bhavesh Patel (Theseus); Richard Poe (Oberon); Phylicia Rashad (Titania); Joe Tapper (Robin Starveling); Judith Wagner (Mote); Warren Wyss (Mustardseed); Benjamin Ye (Changeling Boy); Rosanny Zayas (Understudy

 

Scenic Design by David Rockwell
Costume Design by  Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Jessica Paz
Hair, Wig & Makeup Design by Cookie Jordan
Original Music by Justin Levine

Chairs in the Delacorte Theater

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Support The Public and reserve your seat! With a donation of $500 or more, you can reserve your seats for this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park season. It’s our way of thanking you for helping us provide thousands of free tickets to our audiences each summer.