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Shakespeare in the Park!

It’s that time of year again! Shakespeare in the Park is staging A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from July 11th through August 13th.

Lear deBessonet is directing the production, in which the theater will be transformed into the enchanted forest made famous in Shakespeare’s classic play. Annaleigh Ashford of Wicked fame will play Helena; Alex Hernandez will play her beloved, Demetrius. De’Adre Aziza plays Hippolyta, the legendary queen of the Amazons and Kristine Nielson plays everyone’s favorite sprite, Puck.

There are several ways to get tickets (and by the way, they are FREE). In-person at the Delacorte on the day of the performance. The box office opens up at noon, and we suggest that you head there then  (or earlier) if you want a chance at getting tickets.

Or you can click here to enter to enter a virtual online lottery. Just pick a date and you’ll find out by the noon the day of the performance if you scored.

If you don’t want to spend your morning waiting in line, head to the box office at about 6 p.m. when they distribute any leftover tickets. (But, sadly,  just one per person.)

Finally, there’s always Craig’s List. Some people wait in the line in the morning, then turn around and list their tickets for sale that afternoon. But, hey, you’re gonna have to pay, and who wants to do that?

To reach the Delacorte, enter the park at 81st St. and Central Park West or on the other side, 79th St. and Fifth Ave. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m.

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