Accolades

"It's a sure cure for whatever bores you."
~ Peter Kramer. Lohud

"Few directors have been blessed with a stage like that overseen by Terrence O'Brien..."
~ Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Mr. O'Brien, Hudson Valley's artistic director, has a knack for staging Shakespeare's  problem plays" so deftly that you come away wondering why anyone ever found them difficult."
~ Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

"It's easy to forget that the world is full of people who have yet been to any Shakespeare play. Were such a be-nighted soul placed in my charge, Hudson Valley's  "Romeo and Juliet" might well be our first stop ..."
~  Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

" It's always a hoot."
~ Chesley Plemmens, Curtain Up

"As Hudson Valley audience regulars know, the company has the benefit of a gorgeous physical setting for its productions: a tent on the sweeping green lawn of Boscobel, an early-19th-century Federal mansion overlooking a particularly beautiful stretch of the Hudson River and the mountains beyond."
~ Anita Gates, The New York Times

“Few stages have wings like those of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.”
~ Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“What makes a festival festive? To answer this question, hop in your car and head for Garrison, the small town across the Hudson River from West Point that is home to my favorite outdoor summer Shakespeare festival.”
~Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is an absolute delight.”
The Journal News

“Any Shakespearean scholar or novice theatergoer attending any performance by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will be awed by the brilliant innovation and breadth of talent on display.”
The Poughkeepsie Journal

  “…surely there has never been a more felicitous marriage of setting and Shakespeare than provided by (HVSF’s) Cymbeline.”
~ Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is a summer treasure.”
The News-Times

 “The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival… is that rarity of rarities, an artistic enterprise that gets everything right.”
~ Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal