Romeo and Juliet Go to School

HVSF receives grant for school production

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring a production of Romeo and Juliet to 11 underserved schools.

As part of the HVSF education program to perform and teach Shakespeare with students in grades 6 to 12, a troupe will perform for and engage with 16,000 students in the New York City area from March 20 to at least May 5.

Tom Ridgely will direct a cast of actors that includes many who have appeared in HVSF productions at Boscobel in Garrison. Students will experience a performance, take part in a post-play discussion, and use a study guide to deepen their understanding. To book a performance or learn more about the HVSF’s work in schools, see


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