Twelfth Night - Public Supporter
About Twelfth Night - Public Supporter
Free Shakespeare in the Park would not be possible without the support of a select group of special individual donors. Join us today and be part of bringing free, world-class Shakespeare to thousands of New Yorkers all summer. With our thanks for your gift of support, we will reserve a seat for you at the Delacorte Theater this summer.
In celebration of five extraordinary years of Public Works, a Public Theater initiative that invites communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents a re-imagining of Public Works’ 2016 musical adaptation of "Twelfth Night" for a full five-week run in Central Park. Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke.
Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special "Twelfth Night" is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
Photo credit: Joan Marcus