The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will return to the Stratford Library for it’s eighth season with three productions outside in the library’s amphitheater.
Presentations are free and open to the public.
The series begins with Shakespeare’s rarely produced The Winter’s Tale on Saturday, June 27 at 2p.m. Written in 1609, The Winter’s Tale is one of the Bard’s romances or fairy tale plays. These plays often feature exotic locations and fictional lands with comic subplots., lovers and families torn apart by circumstances followed by a joyous and miraculous reunion.
The title refers to ancient fairy tales of daring heroes and reunited lovers told around holiday or winter campfires.
Michael Hagins who staged previous productions of Twelfth Night and Two Gentlemen of Verona in Stratford will direct the play.
The comedy will be followed by the Bard’s historical Troilus and Cressida on July 25 and the fun-filled The Merry Wives of Windsor on August 22.
Patrons should have a lawn chair or blanket to spread in the amphitheater prior to the 2 p.m. show time.
In the event of rain, the play will be presented in the library’s air-conditioned Lovell Room.
Further information is available at 203-385-4162 or www.stratfordlibrary.org