through September 4
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival engages the widest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays. Our theater lives in the here and now, at the intersection between the virtuosity of the actor, the imagination of the audience, and the inspiration of the text.
from their site:
Since 1988, Boscobel House and Gardens has served as the outdoor home for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s highly-acclaimed summer stage.
“Theatergoers picnic on the lawn, admiring the river and the mountains beyond. And when the performance begins, much more often than not, the cast makes its entrance, in resplendent or witty costumes, striding across that lawn. The characters, seen against an expanse of seemingly untouched nature, create a powerful illusion of transport back to the play’s historical period, just as much as (maybe even more than) big-budget movie scenes.”
– Anita Gates, The New York Times
This Summer’s Offerings: