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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Public Theater Celebrates 60 Years of its Mobile Unit

Stage Directions: From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural mobile tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp with Bryarly Lee and Stephen Joyce in the titular roles. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates its six decades of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts before the sit-down run at The Public Theater.

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