The Talk Before the Show

HVSF offers Friday prologues

Each Friday night, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival hosts a free prologue to that evening’s performance. Tickets can be picked up for the 6 p.m. discussions at the box office. Tickets to the performances that follow can be purchased there or online. The remaining summer schedule is:

July 22 — Seth Herbst, assistant professor at West Point and Harvard University Teaching Fellow, followed by Macbeth.

July 29 — Davis McCallum, director of Measure for Measure, followed by Measure for Measure.

Zachary Fine as Lucio in Measure for Measure (HVSF)

Zachary Fine as Lucio in Measure for Measure (HVSF)

Aug. 5 — Michael Sexton, artistic director of The Shakespeare Society, on gender and performance, followed by Macbeth.

Aug. 12 — Company members Kurt Rhoads, Nance Williamson and Stephen Paul Johnson on As You Like It, Macbeth and Measure for Measure, followed by Macbeth.

Aug. 19 — Kate Farrington, artistic director of the Pearl Theatre Company, followed by As You Like It.

Aug. 26 — Zachary Fine, director of So Please You and the HVSF Conservatory Company, followed by Macbeth.

For more information, visit or call 845-265-9575.

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