By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kurt Rhoads

Since I cannot prove a lover / To entertain these fair well-spoken days, / I am determined to prove a villain.

Part comedy, part history, part tragedy, Shakespeare’s first masterpiece chronicles the irresistible rise of the Duke of Gloucester and his insatiable desire for power. With longtime HVSF company member Kurt Rhoads at the helm, this crookback villain will be the kind you love to hate, as Richard schemes and seduces his way to the throne, letting nothing but his own ambition get in his way.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Amanda Dehnert

Let us once lose our oaths to find ourselves / Or else we lose ourselves to keep our oaths.

Four young noblemen absent themselves from society, in order to focus entirely on their studies. They even take a monastic oath: No girls! All books! But when the Princess of France turns up with three young ladies, how long will the men’s resolve hold up? Director Amanda Dehnert (HVSF’s Pride and Prejudice) infuses Shakespeare’s delightful comedy with an original pop/rock score (by Dehnert and Andre Pleuss) that gives full voice to the unique experience of being young and in love.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kholoud Sawaf

Not till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a piece of valiant dust? To make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl?

Scandal abounds in Shakespeare’s hilarious, biting comedy about lies, courtship, and the chaos created in pursuit of true love. The famous bantering lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, trade barbs while matching wits (and hearts) in this celebrated romantic romp. Perfect for the whole family, this 90-minute production is built to tour, and geared towards audiences of all ages. Learn about the tour.

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