Shakespeare in the Park is a consummate New York City institution that has drawn more than 5 million people since it was first staged in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater in 1962. Each summer the Public Theater presents two shows, with free tickets distributed in the park and other locations around the City. This year, Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs Othello, an intense drama of war and race that runs from May 29 to June 24. Things turn lighter with a musical adaptation of the fanciful Twelfth Night, directed by the Public Theater's artistic director Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, who also conceived this new adaptation as part of the theater's Public Works project. It runs from July 17 to August 19.