The Public Theater
Shakespeare in the Park: Public Works
music by Alan Menken
lyrics by David Zippel
book by Kristoffer Diaz
choreography by Chase Brock
directed by Lear deBessonet
set design by Dane Laffrey
lighting design by Tyler Micoleau
sound design by Kai Harada
wig and makeup design by Cookie Jordan
puppet design by James Ortiz
photos by Joan Marcus


“Special nods go to Andrea Hood’s costume choices, which show wit as well as bling — including Phil’s tracksuit, Herc’s fancy footwear and especially Meg’s hot leather jacket and pants, which signal strength and daring, especially next to the guy in a toga.” —Frank Rizzo, VARIETY

“The production's visual impact is enhanced by Andrea Hood's colorful (and considering the size of the cast, plentiful) costumes.” --Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Zeus and Hera looking fabulous in two of the deliciously campy, sequin-studded looks that costume designer Andrea Hood has created for the Greek pantheon.” —Sara Holdren, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“The fact that these are typical New Yorkers, our neighbors and friends, being showcased on this historic stage (and dressed fabulously in flashy garb by designer Andrea Hood) provides Hercules with a celebratory spirit worthy of our cheers and support.” —Michael Dale, BWW