twelfth night_a day in the park

Shakespeare in park_line

First really beautiful weekend in awhile, so I decided to take advantage of it and try and see Shakespeare in the Park’s showing of “Twelfth Night”.  Most of the shows have had to go on with light rain and chilly weather this June which is unfortunate, but not this past Sunday!!  As I mentioned in my earlier post about Shakespeare in the Park, it takes place in Delacorte Theater in Central Park and the tickets are free.  You can try and win limited tickets online, but really if you are up to it you should jut wait in line.  People start lining up at 6am in the morning and tickets are given out at 1pm at the theater.  You really want to get a spot in line at 6-6:30am if you want to get tickets for sure.  I know this sounds a little intense, but sooooo many people do it.  As you can see above the line gets really long since people are vying for about 1000+ tickets or more.  It’s really not that bad.  I had a really fun time!  On a beautiful day, it’s just relaxing to spend a nice morning in the park.   People get really into it and they bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, tables, board games, cards, computers, and books, etc to keep themselves and friends entertained.  People watching and dog watching is fun too.  I did alot of that.  And took a little nap. :)

My waiting in line kit included: blanket, pillow, The Chronicles of Narnia (all of them in one book), sour patch kids, chips and guacamole, strawberry jam, bread, water, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist DVD to watch on a little dvd player.

The show was excellent and had great seats.  The case included film and TV stars Anne Hathaway and Audra McDonald, and a VERY VERY talented cast of broadway and stage performers who did an amazing job.  The play was soo funny, the characters and actors were great, and the music was very fun and well sung by the actors.  Highly recommend going if you can!  I believe it’s only on for another week!  The next play of the summer will be “The Bacchae”  when “Twelfth Night” ends and later this fall Shakespeare’s “Othello” (with possibly Phillip Seymour Hoffman starring in it) will be put on at one of the PUBLIC theater’s other locations (Othello’s tickets may not be free however).  Can’t wait!

 

(image by: vivien chin)

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