Looking for a little romance under the stars? Head to the forest of Arden (a/k/a Central Park) for As You Like It, which kicks off the Public Theater’s 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park. Director Daniel Sullivan sets this cherished comedy of mistaken identity in the rural American South around 1840. So who better to supply the original folk tunes than bluegrass-loving banjo man Steve Martin? And though they might call it Shakespeare in the Park, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical Into the Woods will be the second production of the season. It starts on July 23 and stars the lovely Amy Adams.
Mondays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 5. Continues through June 30, 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012