As Shakespeare in the Park turns 50, director Daniel Sullivan recalls its …


It is stunning to think that for 20 years, a community of our size has been able to enjoy Shakespeare in the park—err, at the lake—for free every summer. Face it, this isn't Manhattan. But in the early '90s, when New Hanover County had a population

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program kicks off on June 5 with "As You Like It." Director Daniel Sullivan set the play in the mid-19th century American South and snagged Steve Martin to compose an original, bluegrass score.

“A friend somehow had gotten tickets to a show in Central Park.” So he went. Why not? The play was “The Merchant of Venice” and not just any old amateur group. It was the Public Theater's inaugural production of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program kicks off on June 5 with "As You Like It." Director Daniel Sullivan set the play in the mid-19th century American South and snagged Steve Martin to compose an original, bluegrass score.

Shakespeare in the park is what CSF does. The company produces high-quality Shakespeare and celebrates the summer by taking the Bard outdoors. “We share it with as many communities as we can – for FREE! Do we like doing theater indoors? Sure.

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