Shakespeare in the Park 2013

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William Shakespeare is back in Central Park and is once again doing his thing, completely for free. If you’re unfamiliar with what we’re speaking to, The Public Theater puts on two shows each summer in the open air Delacorte Theater in Central Park, a tradition known as Shakespeare in the Park. Tickets are free and on a first-come first-served basis, but the production is still some of the best you’ll see this summer.

This year’s first show is The Comedy of Errors, which is running from May 28 until June 30. The second show will be Love’s Labour’s Lost, A New Musical and runs from July 23 until August 18.

Ticketing Information:

  • Tickets for each show are distributed the day of the show at 12 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater, but you’ll have to begin lining up much earlier than that.
  • Since Shakespeare in the Park is so awesome, and free, tickets go fast. You should probably show up by 10 a.m. at the latest for a shot at tickets.
  • Central Park opens a 6 a.m., and people usually do begin lining up that early.
  • There’s a two ticket limit per person
  • While you wait, there will be food vendors and bathrooms in the area, so that’s cool.
  • If the show gets rained out, your tickets are not refundable.

So are you going to see Shakespeare in the Park this year? I’m hoping to get to The Comedy of Errors before the end of the month, which show do you want to see? Let us know in the comments.

Photo Credit: Flickr / Randy OHC

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