New York’s Public Theater has announced a special family matinee of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony award-winning musical Into The Woods, on Wednesday, August 22 at 3 p.m. as part of its Shakespeare in the Park series at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
“This matinee is designed to engage younger audiences and to serve families unable to attend evening performances,” read a statement from The Public. The 95-minute production will be squeezed into one act—perfect for those young thespians that might not last through the later 8p.m. show.
“The Public wants to make great theater accessible to all, and young people, with their parents, deserve an invitation to be a part of the story,” said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “This will be a great and rare opportunity—one we hope is just a beginning.”
The Public’s virtual ticketing lottery will still take place, between August 15 at 4 p.m. and August 16 at 4 p.m.—otherwise plan on showing up very early to queue in the stand-by line on August 22.
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