Boscobel-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-FestivalWith its breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Boscobel provides the perfect setting for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 30th Anniversary summer season. For three decades HVSF has brought world-class performance to the Hudson Highlands as the only professional Shakespeare company in the region.

HVSF has established a reputation for lucid, imaginative, engaging and highly inventive productions staged on Boscobel’s historic Great Lawn with a backdrop of stunning vistas overlooking the Hudson River. The Festival’s productions, tours and education programs reach more than 90,000 people throughout the tri-state region each year.

Boscobel’s magnificent grounds open two hours before the show (5:30pm) for pre-theater picnicking. Bring your own picnic or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site.

 

 

Special Discount: Boscobel House Tour & Shakespeare Combo Tickets are available Wednesday–Sunday.
To order, call the HVSF Box Office during business hours at 845.265.9575.

 

“As Hudson Valley audience regulars know, the company has the benefit of a gorgeous physical setting for its productions: a tent on the sweeping green lawn of Boscobel, an early-19th-century Federal mansion overlooking a particularly beautiful stretch of the Hudson River and the mountains beyond.”
Anita Gates, The New York Times, July 1, 2011

 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2016 Performances
June 7 – September 5, 2016
More information and tickets are available at hvshakespeare.org.
Box Office opens in the Boscobel Carriage House on May 16. (Closed for walk-ins on Tuesdays; phone sales only.)

 

Measure for Measure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Davis McCallum
The Duke of Vienna mysteriously disappears from public life and leaves his puritanical deputy, Angelo, to clean up the city’s seedy underworld. With righteous zeal, Angelo makes an example of young Claudio, sentencing him to death. Can Claudio’s sister, the bold and virtuous Isabella, enkindle mercy in Angelo without sacrificing her own ideals? Measure for Measure deftly balances light and shadow, justice and mercy, wicked comedy and thrilling drama.

 

As You Like It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS YOU LIKE IT
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
All the world’s a stage in the Forest of Arden as young lords and ladies cast off the stuffy conventions of their lives at court — and are swiftly entangled in a merry game of romantic antics, cross-dressing chaos and mistaken identity. Savor the liberating powers of friendship, love and imagination with Shakespeare’s most exquisite comedy and two of his most enchanting heroines – Rosalind and Celia.

 

Macbeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACBETH
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
On a deserted heath, three witches convince a visionary general that he is destined to become King of Scotland. Spurred by their prophecy, Macbeth and his Lady slash a bloody path to power. In our production, “something wicked this way comes” as three brilliant actresses bring Macbeth’s unforgettable characters to fierce new life in this timeless tale of vaulting ambition and dark temptation.

 

Our Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR TOWN
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BOSCOBEL HOUSE AND GARDENS

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by John Christian Plummer

You can reserve your tickets for Our Town beginning August 1, 2016.

This 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about life in the small village of Grover’s Corners is an American classic. Come to a FREE performance and see dozens of your Hudson Valley friends and neighbors collaborating with our professional company members as they bring this enduring tale to fresh, new local life!
Go to http://hvshakespeare.org/whats-playing/our-town.html to learn how to get involved.

 

So Please You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO PLEASE YOU
Conceived and Directed by Zachary Fine
FEATURING THE HVSF CONSERVATORY COMPANY
BRING THE KIDS TO THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION. ONLY THREE PERFORMANCES!
In celebration of Shakespeare’s 400 year legacy, this family-friendly comedy tells the story of a servant named Dennis who appears only once in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, to announce that, “so please you,” there is a wrestler at the door! Inspired by one moment of mischief, HVSF’s Conservatory Company has created a “tragical-comical, comical-tragical” tale of Dennis the servant, one of Shakespeare’s (almost) silent heroes. Rejoice in the classic art of clowning in this delightful comedy which will showcase text from many of your favorite Shakespeare plays, in an homage to the life and dreams of a struggling Shakespearean actor. This mosaic of Shakespearean history and language has something for everyone to honor his legacy this year.

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