WNYC is a media sponsor of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in Central Park. This summer’s free productions are “The Comedy of Errors” (5/28-6/30) and “Love’s Labour’s Lost, a New Musical” (7/23-8/18).
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater
The sparkling new production of "The Comedy of Errors" concerns two sets of identical twins who were separated as children and now live as master-servant pairs in rival neighboring cities. When one pair crosses the border to find the other, so begins an exquisitely enjoyable mess of mistaken identity, wrongful imprisonment, questionable flirting and general mayhem! The stage is set for a wildly fun evening of physical comedy and brilliant wordplay as this irresistible Shakespearean confection returns to Central Park for the first time in 20 years!
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, A NEW MUSICAL
Obie Award winner Michael Friedman ("Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson") and two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers ("Peter and the Starcatcher") reunite for this fresh and unexpected evening of song, sonnets and Shakespeare, continuing The Public Theater’s long tradition of premiering new musicals in New York's most magical summer setting.