Boscobel, a Hudson River estate in Garrison, is the Festival's performance site. It offers a magnificent setting, ample parking, grounds personnel and an established reputation as a tourist attraction. In its new home and under a big tent, the Festival has grown dramatically, from its first audience of 230 to over 32,000 in 2009.
Shows play in repertory; visit http://hvshakespeare.org/content/2013-season-shows
King Lear by William Shakespeare; directed by Terrence O'Brien.
Shakespeare’s masterpiece about an aging king’s attempt to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Deceived by misplaced affection and flattery, the king makes a series of terrible decisions, tearing his family and kingdom apart, and is pushed to the brink of madness. This sweeping story is heartbreaking as it explores the sense of family and fatherhood in the midst of political ambition and intrigue.
The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig; from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Christopher V. Edwards.
“It’s all for one and one for all” in this hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' timeless story of heroism, treachery, and honor. Follow the adventures of our hero, D’Artagnan, as he joins forces with the famous musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis in their struggle to defend the Queen of France. Our heroes will keep you on the edge of your seats. A must-see for the whole family
All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare; directed by Russell Treyz.
Theatricality reigns as a troupe of eight traveling players present Shakespeare’s fable of the spunky, lovesick Helena and her pursuit of the fickle Bertram, a callow young man who prefers war and womanizing to romance and responsibility. Expect comedy, theatrical surprises, music, adventure, and rapid-fire onstage character changes!