By William Shakespeare

Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Costumes by Kaye Voyce, Lighting by Japhy Weideman, Sound by Jessica Paz, Music by Dan Moses Schrier

Delacorte Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park


Jonathan Cake, Chris Ghaffari, and company

Jonathan Cake, Louis Cancelmi, and company

Nneka Okafor and Kate Burton

Jonathan Hadary and company

Jonathan Cake, Louis Cancelmi, and company

Jonathan Cake and company

Christopher Ryan Grant, Jonathan Cake, and company

Tom Nelis, Kate Burton, Teagle F. Bougere, Jonathan Cake, and Nneka Okafor

“He has set his “Coriolanus” in the tomorrow of our nightmares. Beowulf Boritt’s ingeniously transformative set conjures a terrain of makeshift scrapheap citadels.” ~Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Sullivan’s version sets the action in a postapocalyptic world of scarce resources and ugly corrugated metal (the striking set is by Beowulf Boritt) that calls attention to the play’s plangent modern resonances.” ~ Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

“Speaking of dirty, Beowulf Boritt gives us a gloriously messy set of scrap metal, discarded water bottles and other solid pollutants, reminding us of our other mother who has borne our human transgression beyond her surplus. I hoped that this genius set would have been more of a character in the show, but Sullivan chose rather to highlight some juicy scene work with his actors.” ~Margret Echeverria, New York Theatre Guide

“It all plays out on Beowulf Boritt's imposing corrugated metal set,” ~Barbara Schuler, Newsday

“We’re in Rome, though Beowulf Boritt’s set—a testament to the dangers of non-biodegradable single-use plastic bottles—could be any post-apocalyptic wasteland.” ~Melissa Rose Bernardo, NY Stage review

“Beowulf Boritt’s shantytown set is a marvel of shape-shifting.” ~Jeremy Gerard, Theatre News Online