Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, the Public Theater is launching the Mobile Unit that will go on a free three-week tour to the five boroughs to perform Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”. The free tour, from November 1st until November 22nd, 2017, brings Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues. Following the three-week tour “The Winter’s Tale” will also be free at The Public Theater, from November 26th until December 17th, 2017.’
The Mobile Unit began in 1957 with a production of “Romeo and Juliet”. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is a lead supporter of the Mobile Units, as well as the Public Theater’s Public Works program.
For more information, visit The Public Theater’s website, here.