Theatre Under the Stars: A Guide to Outdoor Productions in New York

By Carey Purcell
13 Jun 2013

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
If you prefer the works of the Bard in a more urban setting, a production of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot might be the show for you. The Drilling Company’s free shows have been performed in a municipal, working parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets for the past 20 years. At times the action is staged around a parked car, and other times the performances stop while the audiences move their chairs to make room for cars. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to secure good seats — at least for the moment. This summer’s productions include Cymbeline (July 11-27) and, in a case of art imitating life, Richard III (Aug. 1-17). More information can be found at