Chance to view NYC’s Public Theater online


HAMILTON — As of April 19, New York City’s Public Theater has had to cancel its celebrated Shakespeare in the Park 2020 season.

So Arts at the Palace  is asking community members to come celebrate and aid The Public by keeping Joseph Papp’s dream thriving.

The theater is asking local residents to view The Public Theater’s 2019 Summer Shakespeare in the Park production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Kenny Leon, streaming free online now through May 27.

Join Arts at the Palace May 1 at 4 p.m. on Zoom for an hour-long online conversation about the play, the production, Shakespeare, and the challenges facing theater institutions near and far.

Leading the discussion will be Jamil Jude, artistic director of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater, Atlanta, Ga., and Margaret Maurer, William Henry Crawshaw Professor of Literature, Colgate University.

It will be moderated by April Sweeney, co-artistic director, Necessary Digression, and associate professor of Theater at Colgate University.

To register for the community program, email 

Arts Together Hamilton Conversations is free and open to all.

Jamil Jude

Jamil Jude is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community.

Jude is the artistic director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, Ga., where he previously severed as associate artistic director.

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