Up in Central Park, Shakespeare's masterpieces are performed in a stadium surrounded by grass, trees, and the historic Belvedere Castle. Here in the Lower East Side, they're staged from July through August in ... the Municipal Parking Lot on Ludlow Street. Central Park may seem hard to beat, but the parking lot setting is gritty and low key, the performances (by a group of up-and-coming artists in the Drilling CompaNY) are probably edgy, and you don't have to wait in line for five hours to snag tickets. More info here.
Same playwright, different venues
-posted by Liana Grey