Hi and Welcome to Valley Shakespeare Festival!
I am Tom Simonetti, founder and artistic director, and we cannot tell you how excited we are to be coming back for our 2nd Season providing theatre for what we think is a good price--FREE! For those of you who came out for our 1st production of The Comedy of Errors last year, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back to all of our events! For those of you just learning about us...read on!
The impact of our programs in 2013, has already begun to show throughout the Lower-Naugatuck Valley and in 2014 we have even more exciting events planned starting with our new Shakespeare in the Bar Series. In March we will be partnering with YEP (Young Emerging Professionals) to present a reading of Macbeth at Porky's Cafe (their wings are the best!). This promises to be an exciting new event full of thrills and chills!
And for families and adults alike, we will be celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday in April with a book-sale, crafting and free cake (while it lasts!) at the Plumb Memorial Library. Don't forget to join us at our Meet and Greet the Cast on July 2nd for your chance to get up close and personal with our professional local and New York City actors!
And finally, the heart of Valley Shakespeare Festival, our reason for being, our three FREE performances of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy of wits Much Ado About Nothing on July 10th, 11th and 12th at 8pm at Shelton’s the Riverwalk/Veteran’s Memorial Park.
But, that is not all! Join us in October for our haunting All's Hallow's Eve fundraiser! And then we will close the season with Valley Shakespeare Festival's very own adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with the Shelton History Center! Last year was sold out, and proved to be a moving evening for all audience members!
Again, thank you all for being with us our first year, and watching us grow! I look forward to serving as Artistic Director, and welcome any comments or feedback. Please don't hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Tom Simonetti Artistic/Excutive Director of Valley Shakespeare Festival