Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Bard in the Park Virtual Line
Hamlet's a long play: three and a half hours with intermission. And this year's Shakespeare in the Park production is worth seeing. So why spend hours waiting in line to get tickets? We took advantage of the virtual line on the Public Theater's website. You log on anytime from midnight to 1 p.m. the day of the performance, and you're entered into a lottery for a pair of tickets. I got it on the second try. Granted, the house wasn't full tonight, so we probably could've gotten tickets just by walking up to the window closer to showtime, but still: I didn't know that ahead of time. And I'd imagine it's not going to be like that for the whole run. Especially if it gets half-decent reviews, which it might. It isn't change-your-life good, but it boasts some strong performances and a cool set.