2016 SEASON IN
Ado About Nothing" (May 19 to June 4)
Thursdays at 9:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 PM.
This production sets "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Post
World War I Suffragette movement. In the original play, the men have
returned from a military campaign in Sicily with hearts bent on marriage.
Here they are World War I vets. The women are Suffragettes and their
zeal for new women's roles introduces a new level of complexity to the
witty, agile, sometimes insulting repartee between the lovers that is
the play's trademark. MORE INFO
Gombas as Claudio, Anwen Darcy as Beatrice. Photo by Remy.
You Like It" with music by Natalie Smith (July 21 to 23)
The magical comedy is set in the classical Victorian era and
everything becomes Steampunk when the scene shifts to the Forest of
Arden. This production premiered in our parking lot last season. The
New York Times wrote, "it’s easy to find magic here"
and praised the leading performances as "wonderful by any standard."
|"As You Like It,", directed
by Hamilton Clancy. L-R: Jane Bradley (Rosalind) and Elaine Ivy
Harris (Celia). Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.
for Measure" (September 1 to 17)
Transformed to a battle of the sexes set in the South.
Shows in Bryant Park
DO I GO TO BRYANT PARK SHAKESPEARE?
* Bryant Park
is located on 6th Avenue at 42nd Street, in midtown Manhattan.
ALL ADMISSION IS FREE.
* Show times
to all three plays are Thursdays at 9:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays
at 6:30 PM, most Sundays at 2:00 PM (check links here for Sunday
* Food kiosks serve affordable meals, capacious rest rooms are close
at hand and seating on bistro chairs is guaranteed for everyone.
* Best of all, there is no waiting in line for tickets.
* Subways: B, D, F, or M to 42nd St./Bryant Park; 7 to 5th Ave. MAP
Murphy as Proteus in "Two Gentlemen of Verona" in Bryant
Park, 2015. Photo by Rosalie Baijer.
AND WRITEUPS OF PAST SEASONS
IN BRYANT PARK
| 2015 | 2016