February 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Anne Hathaway will star in the Public Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in New York City’s Central Park this summer, the Associated Press reports. The Oscar-nominated actress (Rachel Getting Married) will play cross-dressing lovebird Viola in the comedy of mistaken identities, which is set to run from June 9 to July 12. Daniel Sullivan was named as director.

The Public Theater also announced plans to stage Euripides’ Greek tragedy The Bacchae in Central Park from Aug. 11 to Sep. 6.

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