Lets face it, getting tickets to Shakespeare in the Park is a bitch. Instead of the 5 a.m. wake-up call and seven-hour wait in Central Park (dont even bother with the Public Theaters new online-lottery system), the new season of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot (the Municipal Parking Lot on the LES) is an appealing alternative. Its here on the asphalt that the Drilling Company gives Shakespeares words, in this case Twelfth Night, an urban edge, as theyve previously done with As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet. And dont worry if you see cars loitering aboutartistic director Hamilton Clancy assures us the lot is not a busy one. What about a stage? Theres not a stage per se, Clancy says. But the parking lot is on a natural incline. The only question remaining is how they will turn concrete into the shores of Illyria.
Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 3. Continues through July 19, 2008