Monday, July 05, 2004

Much Ado About Nothing in NY's Central Park
The Public Theater kicks off its summer season with seven weeks of Much Ado About Nothing, the 49th consecutive season of free SHAKESPEARE IN CENTRAL PARK. David Esbjornson directs a cast that includes Dominic Chianese, Kristen Johnston, Brian Murray, Jimmy Smits, Sean Patrick Thomas, Elisabeth Waterston and Sam Waterston.

Set in Messina on the island of Sicily, a place where the changing political landscape shifts as frequently as the earthquake-prone ground, Much Ado About Nothing is the quintessential 'battle of the sexes' story of deceit, manipulation, passion and - ultimately - love.
Tickets are FREE and will be available on the day of the performance (two per person, please) at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. and at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place), from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The closest entrances to The Delacorte are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. "

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