The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is located at Boscobel on Route 9D in Garrison, NY 10524, just eight miles north of the Bear Mountain Bridge in the Hudson River Valley.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival began in 1987 with a modest outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed under the stars in a meadow at Manitoga, in Garrison, New York. One year later, Boscobel Restoration, a Hudson River estate in Garrison, became the Festival’s new site. It offered a magnificent setting, ample parking, and an established reputation as a tourist attraction. Once in its new home and under a big tent, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival grew dramatically.
The Festival is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare with an economy of style that focuses its energy and resources on script, actors, and audience. We communicate the stories with energy, clarity and invention and distill rather than embellish the language and action. We challenge ourselves and our audiences to take a fresh look at what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays.
Reviews Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Far more than the starry productions in Central Park, Mr. O'Brien's vivacious interpretations make Shakespeare breathe in the present tense, but without hyperventilating." "Few stages have wings like those of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where the theater is an open-sided tent perched on a riverside knoll." For a classic summer night of theater, the glorious grounds of Boscobel provide perfect set and setting. Pre-theater picnicking sets the mood as festival-goers choose their view of the Hudson Highlands.
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Before the play begins, picnic on the spectacular grounds of Boscobel Restoration, or eat at one of many excellent
restaurants in Cold Spring and
Garrison; and then enjoy an enchanting Shakespearean performance. What a wonderful way to spend an evening!
Philipstown Depot Theatre is a community performing arts center for theatre, children’s' programs, poetry readings, chamber music, cabaret, film, and many other events which draw on the diverse talents and interests of this corner of the Hudson Valley. The theatre is located at Garrisons Landing, Garrison NY 10524, Putnam County in the Hudson River Valley.
PPA is proud of the remarkable variety of performances that have found a home at the Depot. This includes but is not limited to: plays new and old, musicals, poetry, Youth Theatre, Teen Open Mics, Silent Films, Music Tracks, and The Art Garden. PPA has been active and proactive in upgrading the interior of the Depot Theatre, in acquiring and installing high-quality equipment, in providing financial assistance to ensure the commitment of the Depot Theatre staff and volunteers and encouraging local participation at every level.
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