Shakespeare in the Grove 2014
ARTFARM’s signature physical style makes Shakespeare come alive for all audiences, from pre-teens to sophisticated scholars, and King Lear will be no exception. Performances begin at 7 pm Thursday through Sunday, July 17 – 20 & 24 – 27, with live music preceding each performance at 6 pm. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic to enjoy while taking in the Connecticut River Valley.
Special events during the run will include:
– Before the Sunday 7/20 performance: “Take Your Grandparents For a Walk” at 4:30 pm. CT Forest & Park Executive Director Eric Hammerling will lead a 45 minute gentle hike on the trails near the campus, followed by a talk about the play with the Producer. Families with three generations represented will be offered half price tickets to see the play.
– On Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm Professor John Klause of Hofstra University will present a talk entitled Going to Extremes in King Lear in Founders Hall at Middlesex Community College.
– After the Friday, July 25 performance of King Lear MxCC President Anna Wasescha will facilitate a talk back with the director and cast.
Musical performers preceding the performances are:
– 7/17: Nancy Tucker
– 7/18: Phil Rosenthal
– 7/19: Nzinga’s Daughters
– 7/20: Noah Baerman
– 7/24: Mixashawn
– 7/25: Kate Callahan
– 7/26: Stacy Phillips
– 7/27: Rani Arbo
All musicians begin playing at 6 pm. Tickets for King Lear are $20, $10 for students. For information or to purchase tickets, contact ARTFARM at (860) 346-4390, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.art-farm.org.