Festival previews begin June 7

Tickets are on sale for the 2016 season of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel in Garrison. Previews begin June 7. The festival this year includes performances of As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, as well as So Please You, a romp starring the HVSF Conservatory Company and based on the servant Dennis, who speaks one line in As You Like It.

Tickets range from $33 to $84, or $30 for restricted view. Tickets for So Please You on Aug. 15 and 29 are $25, and free tickets are available for matinees on Aug. 16 and 23. Visit hvshakespeare.org to order. (The box office does not accept phone orders until May 16.)

Tickets are 25 percent off for residents of Putnam and Dutchess counties for preview performances on June 7, 15 and 16, and 15 percent off until June 1 for performances before July 4. Seniors and students receive 15 percent off and children ages 5 to 12 are 30 percent off, excluding Saturday performances. The festival offers a taxi service to and from the Cold Spring train station, with 48 hours notice.

The festival will also present staged readings at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in August and free performances of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town featuring members of the community beginning Sept. 2, with tickets available on Aug. 11.

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