Genre: Classical, Comedy
©Miranda Arden

New York Classical Theatre has brought Free Shakespeare and Classical Theatre to the Public in Central Park and Battery Park City for the past 10 years and is proud to present its 11th Season!
**Richard III
June 3 - June 28 , Thursday- Sunday at 7PM
Central Park at W. 103 St & Central Park West.
Richard III draws parallels with stories of dictators and their devastating impact on millions of lives. Cast includes: John-Patrick Driscoll, Sean Gilbert, Sean Hagerty, David Graham Jones, Jillian Lindig,John-Michael Marrs, Bryant Mason, John Michalski, Melissa Miller, Nick Salamone, Clay Storseth, Tina Stafford, Michael Eisenstein, David Harrell, Seth D. Rabinowitz and Jordan Wolfe.
**Much Ado About Nothing in Battery Park (meet at Castle Clinton)
July 17-August 1 (July 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and August 1) at 7PM
Extension of Much Ado About Nothing
August 5-August 29, Thursday-Sunday at 7pm
Meet inside Central Park at W. 103rd Street & Central Park West.
Much Ado About Nothing takes a humorous look at personal responsibility within romantic relationships.


New York Classical Theatre presents its signature panoramic style of theatre that keeps the shows, actors and audiences moving.  The actors move with the scene location changes every 10 to 15 minutes and the audience follows.  There are no lines to wait on, no tickets or reservations!  You just show up and all performances are FREE and are great for all ages.

Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director, will direct you in the right direction, so that you won't miss a thing.  When you enter a production uptown in Central Park at 103rd Street & Central Park West or downtown at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, you will be led to where the play begins.  The park's grounds, gardens, trees, rocks, benches and even the audience set the stage and scenery for the productions and then the fun really begins. When the sun goes down, the actors are lit by flashlights held by New York Classical Theatre's production team, with a little help from nature's fireflies.

Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers.  The shows are also wheelchair accessible.
New York Classical Theatre provides a great night of FREE theatre for the family, a date night, social groups, friends or even those flying solo.  Even dog owners are welcome to bring their cultured pooch! Shakespeare enthusiasts as well as those new to the Bard will have a great time experiencing Shakespeare with New York Classical Theatre.
Come early and have a picnic, but get ready to eat and run, once the play begins.  A great workout for your body and mind!
For more information, please visit, and for any rainout information please call 212-252-4531.
Open:   06/03/10
Close:   08/29/10

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Theater:   Central Park and Battery Park City
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