Each summer, more than 30,000 people converge on a tent high up on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. We return each year to be entertained, to be released into riotous laughter, to have our breath taken away by unexpected moments of revelation, and to be re-awoken (if I can follow Shakespeare’s lead in coining a new word) to the heart-pounding experience of being alive. We come for inspiration.
I hope you will consider making a charitable contribution today. Your support is essential to the creation of awe-inspiring adventures under our Tent, and as a member, you’ll receive a variety of exclusive benefits to enhance future visits.
In putting together the 2019 Season, I found inspiration in my young sons and the epic stories of adventure they return to again and again. Our next season is centered around love stories and fairy tales–plays bursting with heart and humor–and features our company’s first-ever musical. The HVSF Tent is a natural home for these kinds of tales: with the mighty Hudson before you, and the moon rising in the distance, their essence is revealed with an indelible clarity. I can’t wait to share these stories with you.
Along with connecting to our theater-going audience, HVSF also brings inspiration into our community, encompassing one of the largest Shakespeare Education programs in the Northeast. A gift to HVSF carries this vital programming forward, too. You can read about our expansive work in schools and communities here.
Join us next season to fall in love, take a journey, and renew your sense of child-like wonder on a midsummer night. Thank you again for being a part of our family, and I look forward to seeing you under the Tent.
Davis McCallum, Artistic Director