2014 Season

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce its 28th season with these productions, running in repertory from June 10 through August 31, 2014.

Othello

Othello, newly married to Desdemona, is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the younger Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona, is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the younger Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair, with devastating consequences.

Synopsis of Othello

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare's gleeful, yet provocative, examination of friendship and young love features jealous lovers, a cross-dressing heroine, a hysterical clown and the best role for a dog EVER!

Shakespeare's gleeful, yet provocative, examination of friendship and young love features jealous lovers, a cross-dressing heroine, a hysterical clown and the best role for a dog EVER!

Synopsis of The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Liar

Take one young man who cannot tell the truth, his manservant who cannot tell a lie, add two beautiful young women, a jealous lover and then sit back to enjoy the hilarious consequences in David Ives’ brilliantly witty adaptation of this classic comedy.

Take one young man who cannot tell the truth, his manservant who cannot tell a lie, add two beautiful young women, a jealous lover and then sit back to enjoy the hilarious consequences in David Ives’ brilliantly witty adaptation of this classic comedy.

Synopsis of The Liar

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A family-friendly 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy of love and mistaken identities will be performed by our apprentice company of talented young actors.

A family-friendly 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy of love and mistaken identities will be performed by our apprentice company of talented young actors.

Synopsis of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Turn of the Screw

The deliciously creepy ghost story by Henry James, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher for two actors. In this play, a young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children and begins to see ghosts...or does she?

The deliciously creepy ghost story by Henry James, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher for two actors. In this play, a young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children and begins to see ghosts...or does she?

Synopsis of The Turn of the Screw