Julius Caesar is playing May 23 through June 18, 2017, in a production directed by Oskar Eustis. A Midsummer Night's Dream is playing July 11 through August 13, 2017, directed by Lear deBessonet.
Created by the late Joseph Papp in 1962, the Public Theater's series offers free, large-scale productions of works by William Shakespeare (as well as the occasional musical or non-Shakespearean drama).
The productions often feature some of the most talented actors of our day. Past casts have included including Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Al Pacino, Blythe Danner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, George C. Scott and Denzel Washington.
For more information check www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/shakespeare-in-the-park