The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET Directed by Lear deBessonet
The Public’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s Mobile Shakespeare, which he began in 1957, evolving into the New York Shakespeare Festival and ultimately becoming The Public Theater. Joseph Papp, whose papers reside at the Library for the Performing Arts, had a simple idea—that Shakespeare belongs to everyone—and this idea remains at the heart of the Public Theater’s work to this day. The Library hosts a special presentation of Romeo and Juliet by the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, along with a pop-exhibition of early Mobile Shakespeare artifacts from Joseph Papp papers.
ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN CLAIMED (All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form at 111 Amsterdam Ave. one hour before the program.)