The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis directs JULIUS CAESAR, Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the Park 17 years ago. Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary. (The Public Theater)
In addition, you can see the beloved A Midsummer Night's Dream from July 11-August 13:
In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. (The Public Theater)
If you're looking for a memorable night to experience some free stellar theatre in the park, head down to the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and find your cozy outdoor seat for the 8pm performance. But make sure to secure your tickets in advance. You can get them in person at the Delacorate, downtown at Astor Place, online (lottery-style), or in your own borough if you're in the city. While the show is free (huge thank you to The Public!) if you have the means to support The Public Theater and this amazing experience they offer to the city, consider making a $500+ donation, which will get you your very own reserved seat, as well as other membership benefits.