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Public Theater [Luesther Hall] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street


Tuesdays: 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 7:00 pm
Fridays: 7:00 pm
Saturdays: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the "wet foot, dry foot" policy of the mid-nineties and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino's right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss's name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola).

BWW Review: Mobile Unit Brings Free TWELFTH NIGHT To The Public Theater
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2017

Sixty years ago, Joseph Papp packed a truck with a small troupe of actors, some modest props and the firm belief that the plays of William Shakespeare belonged to everyone, and traveled throughout New York City giving free performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lupita Nyong'o and More Celebrate Mobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT Opening at The Public
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

Last night, April 27, The Public Theater officially opened the Mobile Unit's 60th Anniversary production of Twelfth Night, directed by Saheem Ali. In attendance for were Lupita Nyong'o, Jeff Hiller and more. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Mobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT to Run for Free This Spring at The Public
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's Twelfth Night on Monday, April 24. Directed by Saheem Ali, the sit-down run of Twelfth Night follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. (more...)