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Announcing the 2019 Season

A bold summer season is heading your way: We’re proud to announce our complete lineup for the 2019 Summer Season, including two Shakespeare masterpieces, an uproarious adaptation by an HVSF fan favorite, our first-ever musical, and free matinee and traveling performances of HVSF’s remounted spring school tour!


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare
Directed by May Adrales

Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.

Led by 2018 TCG Alan Schneider Director Award Winner May Adrales, the famous bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, trade barbs while matching wits in Shakespeare’s much-loved summer romp.

CYMBELINE
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Davis McCallum

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

Cymbeline, king of Britain, mourns the loss of two sons, stolen at birth. Meanwhile, his daughter and heir Imogen plans to marry her true love Posthumus while Imogen’s evil queen stepmother works to put her own son on the throne. In this fantastical work from the twilight of Shakespeare’s career, all the elements of a great fairytale combine to lead the play’s heroine to her happily ever after.

CYRANO
By Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers
Adapted from the play by Edmond Rostand
Directed by Meredith McDonough

A great nose may be an index of a great soul.

Longtime HVSF company member Jason O’Connell leads a five-person cast as his own Cyrano, the brilliant thinker, wordsmith, and swordsman. He’s meet-the-parents material, and everything his one true love, Roxane, should want. But this sophisticated suitor smells a complicated courtship ahead…

INTO THE WOODS
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Jenn Thompson

Once upon a time at the edge of the woods… lived HVSF’s first-ever musical!

For its first-ever musical, HVSF will stage Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning classic on its one-of-a-kind perch above the Hudson River. The beloved Broadway hit weaves together fairytale favorites, spinning a dark tale of magic and its many consequences.

JULIUS CAESAR
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Illana Stein

He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome – but mistrusted by some of his closest friends who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. In our immersive, 90-minute production originally developed with middle and high schoolers in mind, audience members will construct a post-apocalyptic world of power and consequence with their own movement and voices. Learn about the tour.


Tickets On Sale March 18

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More than any other venue in the American theater that I know of, the HVSF Theater Tent is the perfect home for these sorts of comical-tragical hybrids. Under our tent, with the Hudson River at our back and the stars overhead, multi-tonal plays can be unfurled with incredible clarity, and I’m thrilled to share these ambitious productions with our audience.

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Davis McCallum, Artistic Director