Buy early, buy often for memorable nights at Boscobel
Photo by William Marsh: The opening of last summer’s excellent production of “Romeo & Juliet.”
Tickets are now on sale for one of the greatest summer traditions in the northern suburbs: The fantastic Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel in Garrison.
The season is shaping up to be a good one, with the return of last year’s directors.
Hudson Valley Shakes director Terrence O’Brien directs “King Lear,” starring festival regular Stephen Paul Johnson.
Assistant artistic director Christopher V. Edwards, who delivered an unforgettable “Romeo and Juliet” last summer, presents Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers.”
Last summer’s newcomer, Russell Treyz, who led a madcap rendition of “The 39 Steps,” is back with “All’s Well That Ends Well.”
If you’ve been to Boscobel on a summer night, you know that there is no better place to see Shakespeare. The audience is close, the company is uniformly excellent and the Shakespeare is accessible.
Hudson Valley Shakes puts an emphasis on the three vital aspects of theater, whether it’s Shakespeare or not: text, actor, audience. Props are minimal, sets are non-existent, but the backdrop of the Hudson Highlands is as breath-taking as the performances.
This year’s festival runs June 11 through Sept. 1 and coveted Saturday nights will sell out fast, so act quickly at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare website.