Grab a picnic and a glass of wine, find your way to The Terrace, and start your evening off with a free, thrilling, behind-the-scenes exploration with HVSF artists, scholars, and industry experts. These pre-show talks take place every Thursday night during the summer season and are open to the public.

The 2024 Season Prologue Schedule has not yet been announced.

Past Conversations:
June 1:
Join us for a conversation with Davis McCallum about HENRY V followed by a Q&A.
June 15: A conversation with Susannah Millonzi about her work on the movement in HENRY V.
June 22: The HENRY V Pre-Show Preamble, performance + conversation with Luis Quintero, Francis Pàce-Nuñez and Timothy Bright
June 29: Dr. Seth Herbst, West Point Assistant Professor of English
July 13: Dive into the world of theater with Amanda Dehnert, Director of LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST
July 20: Explore the power of literature with Cyrus Mulready, SUNY New Paltz Associate Professor of English.
August 3: Talk with Emily Ota, a.k.a King Henry herself and Maria, in LOVE’S LABOR’S too.
August 10: Christine Scarfuto joins us to discuss the 2023 Bake-Off, a delicious HVSF tradition.
August 17: Savor a conversation with actor and HVSF alum John Tufts, 2017’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE, as he shares insights from his cookbook “Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare’s Table.”
August 24: A PENELOPE Prologue featuring Alex Bechtel (Orchestrator, Author) and Eva Steinmetz (Director)
September 7: Unraveling Penelope: Speaker TBA

Made possible byHudson River Valley National Heritage Area.