SHakespeare In the park

VSF and COVID-19

As the situation of COVID-19 develops, Valley Shakespeare Festival is doing everything it can to ensure the safety and health of every member of the VSF community.  Communities around the globe are facing unprecedented challenges as COVID-19 continues to spread.  To help lower the spread of the virus VSF is committed to the practice of Social Distancing by shifting some of it's scheduled season around to accommodate this change of our daily lives and routines.

Please continually check our website and Social Media channels for updates to our season.

Re-scheduled: Shakespeare in the Park: CYRANO  (Thursday, September 3rd - Sunday, September 6th at 7:00 PM)

Postponed -- As You Like It (swaped out for Cyrano)

As Connecticut continues to re-open and in an effort to keep actors, crew and audiences safe we have opted for a 3-actor Cyrano as our FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK.

Our COVID-19 guidelines will be posted here soon.  Social distancing in the Park will be enforced.

ABOUT: Cyrano de Bergerac is a master of swordplay and wordplay, but a “magnificent Mount Everest of a nose” blocks his path to true love. From Parisian balconies to bloody battlefields, tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano’s words to woo beautiful Roxane—but is she falling for Christian’s looks or Cyrano’s soul?


A cast of three triangulates this classic into a lightning-paced romance of duels, panache, sacrifice, and one enormous schnoz.

LENGTH: 70 minutes, no intermission

GOOD FOR: Ages 10 and up

Our Staff and Board of Directors are committed to standing with the Black Lives Matter movement.   We find that theater is a conduit to social justice reform.

Our Board and Staff are currently reviewing and reflecting on policies and past-practices in our Board Rooms, Office Spaces, Schools and Rehearsal Spaces to help us move forward.

We are working through We See You W.A.T, a collective set up through BIPOC theater makers in the legacy of August Wilson's "On The Ground On Which I Stand" to help combat racism in the American theater. 

In The News

Simonetti To Play Every Part In 'A Christmas Carol'

Review of The Two Gentlmen of Verona - TOUR 

Review of The Merchant of Venice  

Review of Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending by writer, Eric Minton, on his website

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About VSF

Founder/Producing Artistic Director:

Tom Simonetti

Board Of Directors:

Chair: Kayleigh Mihalko
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Erin Bennedum
Secretary: Emily Carveth
Board Members: 

Arthur Brennan

Karel Julian

Stephanie McNew-Musleh

Robert Palmer

Becca Toms

Valley Shakespeare Festival is a Small Professional Theater, as deemed by Actor's Equity Association, the union for all professional actors and stage managers

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