(via the Public Theater)

This summer, The Public Theater charms New York residents and visitors alike with two of Shakespeare’s final and most epic works, known for their mystery and mysticism, scorching rivalries, brilliant wit, and dramatic love affairs. 


Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston ("Newsroom," "Law & Order," The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs. May 27 – July 5


Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Proof) directs the Shakespearean fairy tale CYMBELINE. Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting story about the conquering power of love. July 27 – August 23

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