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

By Carey Purcell
08 Aug 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. In a case of art imitating life, the company is performing Richard III through Aug. 17. More information can be found at