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Delacorte Theater

July 17 - August 19

Free tickets are available for every public performance. For information on how to access free tickets, see the Central Park, Digital Lottery, Borough Distribution, and at The Public boxes below.

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In celebration of five extraordinary years of Public Works, a Public Theater expanding initiative inviting diverse communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater, last season’s “rollicking & delicious” (New York Magazine) TWELFTH NIGHT returns to Central Park to build upon its original Labor Day production in an all-new staging for a full five-week run. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. 

Featuring songs composed by critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, called “a continual delight” by The New York Times, this very special  TWELFTH NIGHT is an extravaganza of creativity and community. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this musical fever dream about love in all its many disguises.

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A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub 
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah
Choreography by Lorin Latarro

Chairs in the Delacorte Theater


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