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Last Night of 12th Night for Shakespeare in the Park?
Posted July 11th, 2009 - 6:56 pm by from Chapel Hill, United States (Permalink)
Hi girls!

My couchsurfers and I thought we would go at 6 am this morning (when the park opens) to Delacorte Theater to get free tickets for 12th Night, only to find out that it was too late. Apparently, the last people who even had a shot at getting tickets had arrived at 3 am.

So we have decided to give it another go, and we are going to camp out tonight, starting hopefully around 10 or 11 pm, and get tickets for the very last show! What this means it that we're going to line up at the Delacorte Theater for a few hours, but then at 1 am we WILL have to pick up and relocate to outside the park. Finally at 6 am we line up again and have to wait another 7 hours. But a lot of the fun in going to Shakespeare in the Park is the waiting in line!

Now, it's supposed to rain tonight, so we're going to bring a tent and sleeping bags, and food, and maybe some games to pass the time, and you should come too!

Tomorrow, however, is supposed to be a glorious sunny day. You can check out the information on getting tickets here:

http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/128/223/

Important things to remember are:

• Tickets will be distributed starting at 1:00 PM.
o Maximum 2 tickets per person
o Subject to availability
• No cutting, jumping, or saving spots in line is permitted. The entire party must arrive together.
• Also, no one can take your place on line
• The only reason you can leave the line is to go to the bathroom
• During the day, you will be able to order food from a deli that a volunteer will tell you about that will deliver directly to your place in line

Expect to see me there tonight, and I hope you will come as well!

- Rachel

Posted July 13th, 2009 - 1:36 am by from Savannah, United States (Permalink)
Did you end up getting tickets??

Posted July 13th, 2009 - 6:33 pm by from Chapel Hill, United States (Permalink)
Hell yeah, we got tickets! We actually got there around 9 pm and waited in line for over 16 hours, through a thunderstorm, and it was totally worth it.

Actually, at around 2 am the cast came out to give us (their last audience) pizza.

The show was just amazing. There was so much music which really elevated it to another level, and let me just say that Anne Hathaway sings quite nicely. And of course, so so funny.

At the end of the show, the entire cast was dancing and you could tell they didn't want it to end. I know I didn't.

I realized when I posted that it was a long shot of anyone seeing it in time. Next time I won't wait until the last weekend to camp out for tickets.

Bacchae, anyone?

Posted July 14th, 2009 - 5:27 pm by from Savannah, United States (Permalink)
That sounds awesome!! I scored somehow in the virtual line and loved the show. I feel like I missed out on the experience of waiting in line for them though, physically...is that weird??

I am def down to see the next one!