Season Calendar:

Tickets on-sale to Members beginning May 10. Join as a Member for early access.

Festival Circles: Monday, May 10
Saints & Poets: Monday, May 17
Open-Air Flexpass Holders: Monday, May 24
General Public: Thursday, May 27

HVSF will be following all local, federal, and union guidelines and will take all appropriate precautions to determine safe protocols for the season. The productions will only proceed in person if it is safe and responsible to do so.

An HVSF Orginal Audio Play
MACBETH
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Raz Golden

Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurlyburly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won

Adapted as an audio drama for all audiences, this production has been heard by students throughout the Hudson Valley. We are thrilled to be making it available to our entire HVSF audience. The classic story charts the extremes of ambition and guilt, and the disruption of the natural order. With our world in a state of upheaval, this reexamination of Shakespeare’s play speaks directly to the cultural moment and illuminates a harrowing psychological descent into darkness.

Inspired by his work on the creative team for The Public Theater’s podcast adaptation of Richard II, director Raz Golden will adapt this production of Macbeth as an audio drama for young audiences. The classic story charts the extremes of ambition and guilt, and the disruption of the natural order. With our world in a state of upheaval, this reexamination of Shakespeare’s play will speak directly to the cultural moment and illuminate a harrowing psychological descent into darkness.

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THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON
By James Ijames
Directed by Taylor Reynolds

Should we be governed by our heads or our hearts? Reason is prevailing. In our time, we must ask ourselves, what is the balance between what we feel and what we know.

In his will, George Washington included an order to free his enslaved people upon his wife’s death. Christmas Eve, 1800: George Washington is dead, Martha is battling a wicked fever, and those who have been held in bondage at Mount Vernon wait for the end to come, and the promised hour of liberation. As the night goes on, Martha moves through a fever dream of dizzying theatricality, exploring the hideous and enduring ramifications of America’s original sin. Taylor Reynolds (Plano) directs.
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THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ryan Quinn

O, wonder! / How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world, That has such people in’t!

Prospero has been exiled from his Dukedom in Milan for 12 years, but as the time has come for a final reckoning, he weaves a spell to draw his enemies to his enchanted island. Believed by many to be Shakespeare’s final play, the exuberant and poignant romance is a fitting grand finale to HVSF’s 34-year tenure at Boscobel. The transcendent story brings new meaning to the phrase “social distancing” and thrums with the deep human need for connection and community. Longtime HVSF Company Member Ryan Quinn returns to direct.

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Tickets on Sale

Capacity Under The Tent Will Be Limited This Season! Join as a Member for Early Access to Tickets.

Festival Circles: Monday, May 10
Saints & Poets: Monday, May 17
Open-Air Flexpass Holders: Monday, May 24
General Public: Thursday, May 27


SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR OUR 2021 SEASON:

HVSF will be following all safety guidelines outlined by New York State and by the Actor’s Equity Association to keep our staff and audience staff this summer. As well on implementing our own measures based on the specifics of our site at Boscobel.

  • Timed Entry
  • Face Coverings Required for All Staff & Attendees
  • Distanced Seating & Limited Capacity
  • Negative COVID Test or Proof of Vaccination Required