It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Did you know that Henry David Thoreau wrote a flop of epic proportions before penning his American masterpiece, Walden? In this buoyant new work, writer/actor/director and consummate clown Zachary Fine (2016’s Measure for Measure and So Please You; 2018’s The Sea-Maid’s Music) offers a hilarious celebration of one of America’s greatest authors, and of the stunning, catastrophic failures we all must face on the road to our biggest creative revelations.

HVSF2 is Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s popular new works series, featuring contemporary plays read by HVSF company members and other
professional actors before hitting mainstages across the country.