The Royal Shakespeare Company, in conjunction with Ohio State University, has constructed a full size replica of their new Stratford-upon-Avon theatre in Park Avenue Armory's massive Drill Hall. They will present a number of Shakespeare plays in repertory this summer as a part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
The RSC's residency is a co-production of Lincoln Center Festival and the Armory. In addition to being part of Lincoln Center Festival, it also marks Armory's first full artistic season.
The plays to be performed in rep by the company are As You Like It, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and The Winter's Tale.
The replica includes a 930-seat steel-framed auditorium on three levels.
Here's a first look:
A First Look at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-upon-Avon Theatre Re-Creation in NYC