Anyone who has been paying even the slightest attention to this blog knows that I’m a huge fan of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. What Terry O’Brien, Chris Edwards and their band of accomplices do each season is nothing short of miraculous: Three plays in repertory from early June through Labor Day.
Today, the 26th season — “Romeo and Juliet,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “The 39 Steps” — goes on sale at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival website. Opening nights are a bit different this year. Typically, they’ve been opening on consecutive Saturdays.
Looks like this year, they open “39 Steps,” an inventive take on Hitchcock, on Thursday, June 21; “Romeo and Juliet” on Saturday, June 23; and “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on Saturday, June 30. Previews for the season begin on Tuesday, June 12 with “The 39 Steps.”
O’Brien told me that the Jacob Burns Film Center is planning to show the original film “The 39 Steps” in advance of the season. Stay tuned for details on that.
There is nothing like a summer night at Boscobel.