Welcome to the Snow White program!
Scroll down to read about the cast, a synopses of the play, a list of supporters, and how to donate.
VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTS
ADAPTED BY Greg Banks
DIRECTED BY Tom Simonetti
OCTOBER 10th at 3 PM and OCTOBER 11th at 11 AM and 3 PM
TICKETS: $10 Children, $15 Adults
This is Snow White as you’ve never seen it before. The classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS! This live performance features two virtuosic performers (Eric Bermudez Cyrano and Andie Lerner The Merchant of Venice) bringing a world to life before your eyes with the vibrant creativity and thrilling theatricality you’ve come to expect from Founder/Director, Tom Simonetti of Valley Shakespeare Festival and the magic of our friends at Massaro Community Farm.
Event will be entirely outside. Chairs/blankets/picnics encouraged. Porta-potties available. Please wear a mask when entering/exiting the farm and be respectful of other attendees.
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About Massaro Community Farm
Massaro Community Farm is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm on a 57-acre parcel of land operated collaboratively between the Town of Woodbridge and a Board of Directors comprised of local citizens. The property was deeded to the town by the Massaro Family, who had farmed the land since 1916.
Learn more by visiting the website: www.massarofarm.org
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Step back in time with us to 2018 when our production of EB White's Charlotte's Web charmed audiences of all ages. Learn more about Massaro and the important work they do from their Executive Director, Caty Poole.
as Hunsman/Dwarves/Magic Mirror and more
Eric Bermudez (he/him/his) is a New York based actor with a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Past credits: Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac (Valley Shakespeare Festival), Oliver in Quandary in Verse (The LIC One Act Festival, New Thrills Theatre Festival), Proteus/Silvia and others in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valley Shakespeare Festival), Pasquale in Even If It Gets Us Nowhere (Access Theatre), Tybalt in Starcrossed (FringeNYC, Capital Fringe), Captain Hook in shadowplay: An Immersive Experience (Access Theater). www.ericbermudez.com @ericbermudezz
as Snow White, Stepmother etc.
Andie Lerner is a New York based actor, director and theater collaborator originally from Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and Directing and a minor in Arts for Communities. She is currently working with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center as the Next Generation Fellow. Past acting credits include: Shakesday (Classics on the Rocks) Merchant of Venice (Valley Shakespeare Festival), Even If It Gets Us Nowhere (Social Club Theatre) and Macbeth (Stella Adler Outreach Division and the Department of Corrections). Check out more at andielerner.com or @ampersand_ie
Kristen L. Kingsley (Company Manager). Kristen has been involved in Theatre both on and off stage in many different ways for the last 20 years, starting as a young child. It is only fitting to add yet another feather to her cap as CM. Previously she has received training from multiple mentors and supporters, Kelly Nelsen, Tom Simonetti, and Theresa S. Carroll for: acting, stage management, set carpentry, and Foley artistry, to name a few. Kristen joined Actor's Equity Association through her work as Stage Manager on Valley Shakespeare Festival's Merchant of Venice. Other credits include but are not limited to: VSF Cyrano (CM), Greenwich Theatre Company 7 Easy Pieces (PSM), VSF Henry VIII (SM), Narrator and assortment of characters in Charlotte's Web (VSF performance debut at Massaro Farm!) Foley artist and ensemble in Our Town, and Maria in Twelfth Night. Ms. Kingsley is excited to help Valley Shakespeare Festival bring Snow White to the Farm safely, because there is no replacement for Live theatre!
Founder & Executive Director
Tom Simonetti is the Founder and Executive Director of Valley Shakespeare Festival in Shelton, Connecticut. He has held the position of Executive Director since 2013 and works as Producing Artistic Director. During the past 8 years, Tom has started programs such as Free Shakespeare in the Park, a touring company that goes into homeless shelters, schools, libraries, and other community centers, and the very popular Shakespeare in the Bar series. Tom has worked in literary departments at theaters across the nation.
Set Construction -- Anthony Simonetti
Associate Producer -- Theresa Carroll
Costume Designer - Ivy Swinski
Costumes and stage- Center Stage
Program & Website Design -- Kayleigh Mihalko
Board Of Directors:
Chair: Kayleigh Mihalko
Vice Chair/Treasurer: Erin Bennedum
Secretary: Emily Carveth
A Special Thank you to our VSF Sponsors
James J Capinera