Summer Fairs & Festivals in Hudson Valley, Upstate NY 2012

Summer’s in full swing, and the Valley is buzzing with events for all ages


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hudson valley shakespeare festivalPhotograph by William Marsh

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Garrison NY

(June 12-Sept. 2)

The Valley’s premier professional Shakespeare company performs in a state-of-the-art tent on the grounds of Boscobel, the Federal-era mansion overlooking the picturesque banks of the Hudson. The troupe opens its 2012 season with its non-Shakespeare production, the fast-paced comedy/thriller The 39 Steps (June 21). Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the 1915 novel by John Buchan (which also served as the basis of the eponymous 1935 Alfred Hitchcock movie), the play features just four actors playing an astounding 150 roles. It is directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Russell Treyz. Two of the Bard’s classics — the iconic Romeo and Juliet (opening June 23) and the romantic comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost (opening June 30) — run in repertory with The 39 Steps throughout the season. New this year: Monday performances during the month of August. $31-$42, preview shows (June 12-29) $27-$37; 845-265-9575 or

» Next fest: Aston Magna Music Festival, Lenox (June 14-July 7)


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