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  • Jul 23, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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July 22 – August 17
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
John Lithgow as Lear

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter,

and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater with two of the Bard's greatest works, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and KING LEAR. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.  Summer nights were made for Shakespeare in the Park.


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  • diana

    88 people went? how did you get tickets?

    July 25, 2014

  • Fei

    I will try to see if I can get virtual tickets too.

    July 16, 2014

    • Dan

      I cheated perfectly legitimately. Called a friend with a disability and persuaded her to come with me to get tickets. They have a special line. Took less than an hour. And she had a great time. I know that won't work for everyone, but last summer I did the same with a senior.

      1 · July 23, 2014

    • Fei

      Lol, great move..

      July 23, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    I will attend this week whenever I get the virtual ticket

    July 9, 2014

87 went

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