See the Opening of Troilus and Cressida at the Public Theater

Photos   See the Opening of Troilus and Cressida at the Public Theater
 
Troilus and Cressida, the second show of the Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park season, officially opened August 9 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
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The cast of Troilus and Cressida Joseph Marzullo/WENN

One of Shakespeare’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida is described as a “surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks.” “In the seventh year of the Trojan War, Troilus, a young prince, pines for the affections of Cressida, a bright young woman who knows how to play it cool,” continue production notes. “Meanwhile, the heroes of the Iliad – Ajax, Ulysses, Achilles and the kings they serve – debate whether to return the dangerously beautiful captive Helen or continue to fight without end. Nations and lovers alike do battle in this sly, piercing drama about romance and revenge in a world at war.”

Free tickets to Troilus and Cressida are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at noon on the day of each performance. Tickets are also distributed by random mobile lottery on the TodayTix app.

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