By Tulis McCall
Hamlet headshots

Top (From Left): Roberta Colindrez, Peter Friedman, Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key
Bottom; (From Left): Gayle Rankin, Matthew Saldívar, Anatol Yusef


Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Gold

Anspacher Theater
11 WEEKS ONLY! June 20 – September 3

Featuring Roberta ColindrezPeter FriedmanOscar IsaacKeegan-Michael Key, Gayle RankinErnst Reijseger, Matthew Saldívar, and Anatol Yusef

Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Romeo and Juliet) returns to The Public in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama. Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun HomeOthello) directs theater’s most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption—of the state and of the soul.

  • Member Tickets
    All performances $75
  • Preview Member Tickets
    June 20 – July 11: $75
  • Non-Member Tickets
    start at $95 + fees


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Directed by Oskar Eustis
May 23 – June 18  

Featuring  Tina Benko (Calpurnia); Teagle F. Bougere (Casca); Eisa Davis (Decius Brutus);Robert Gilbert (Octavius); Stephen Adly Guirgis (Cinna the Poet); Gregg Henry(Caesar); Edward James Hyland (Lepidus, Popilius); Nikki M. James (Portia); Christopher Livingston(Titinis, Cinna); Elizabeth Marvel (Antony); Chris Myers(Flavius, Messala, Ligarius); Corey Stoll (Marcus Brutus); John Douglas Thompson(Caius Cassius); and Natalie Woolams-Torres (Marullus)

Directed by Lear deBessonet
July 11 – August 13

Featuring  Annaleigh Ashford (Helena);De’Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander);Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller (Francis Flute); Robert Joy (Peter Quince); David Manis (Egeus, Fairy); Patrena Murray (Tom Snout); Kristine Nielsen (Puck); and Joe Tapper (Robin Starveling)

HAMLET is made possible by the generous support of Luigi Caiola & Sean McGill and Susan & David Edelstein. THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. Season support provided by the BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION.  THE LUESTHER T. MERTZ CHARITABLE TRUST provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.