Sam Waterston Will Commemorate Shakespeare's Birthday with Public Forum Event

Tony Award nominee Sam Waterston will join Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro for Sonnets for the City, an upcoming Public Forum event April 26 at Joe's Pub.

Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston (Photo by Michal Daniel)

Presented at 7 PM, Public Theater veteran Waterston (King Lear, Hamlet) will read some of the Bard's sonnets as part of an evening that will also feature commentary from Shapiro, novelist Téa Obreht and book critic Kathryn Schulz.

The event, which celebrates Shakespeare's birthday (on April 23), will offer insight to the Bard's inspirations, his work and its relationship to contemporary culture.

Tickets are now on sale to Public Theater members. They go on sale to the general public April 4.

For tickets phone (212) 967-7555, or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.