Our exciting series exploring new plays in a lab setting returns for a fifth season at The Depot Theatre in Garrison! See HVSF company members in readings of contemporary work. 

Sense  and Sensibility, adapted  from Jane Austen’s novel by Kate Hamill

When their father dies leaving his entire inheritance to his only son, sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are forced to search for romance without the benefit of financial security (or a dowry). Based on Jane Austen’s renowned  novel, Kate Hamill’s stage adaptation examines the importance of both sense and sensibility in the gossipy world of 19th century England.

Friday 8th August at 7.00 at The Depot Theatre, Garrison

Timon of Athens, in a modern transcription by Kenneth Cavander

When Timon, a philanthropic aristocrat, realizes he’s given away all of his wealth to “friends” who refuse to help him repay his debts, he exiles himself and denounces mankind. Shakespeare’s cautionary tale is adapted in a modern transcription by Kenneth Cavander.

Thursday 14th August at 7.00 at The Depot Theatre, Garrison


Hamlet in Bed, by Michael Laurence

Michael is an actor who’s obsessed with two things: playing Hamlet and finding his mother, who gave him up for adoption at birth. This is a fun, sexy take on Hamlet that will delight those with an affinity for Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

Saturday 16th August at 7.00 at The Depot Theatre, Garrison

Dog in the Manger, adapted by David Johnston from the play by Lope de Vega

Diana the beautiful and haughty Countess of Belfor, whose hand is sought by many aristocratic suitors, has fallen in love with her handsome young secretary. In Lope de Vega’s Spanish Golden Age drama, forbidden love threatens to overturn the classist society’s ironclad rules.

Friday 22nd August at 7.00 at The Depot Theatre, Garrison


Location: The Philipstown Depot Theatre at the Garrison Train Station, 4 miles from the Bear Mountain Bridge off Route 9D, Garrison’s Landing. Parking is available in the Metro North lot.