|The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will perform The Winter's Tale at this year's YWAA outing Aug. 25 in Garrison (HVSF photos)|
YWAA resumes its midsummer Shakespeare tradition in 2015, sponsoring an outing to see The Winter's Tale at Boscobel in Garrison Sunday, Aug. 25. Murray Biggs, Yale professor in English and Shakespeare, will appear again to present a lecture to Yale alumni and guests before they spend the evening under the big tent along the Hudson River. YWAA board member and longtime event organiser Bruce Jennings '71 describes this year's performance below and encourages Shakespeare and theatre enthusiasts to watch an unconventional version of the drama unfold:
Yale Shakespeare scholar and theatrical director Murray Biggs returns to YWAA again this August. The event on Sunday Aug. 23 will feature food, drink and conversation on the light side beginnning at 3:30 pm at The Hastings Center, which boasts a spectacular view of the Hudson and the West Point campus beyond.
The conversation will then focus on the Bard's treatment of the human condition when we adjourn to a seminar and group discussion led by Professor Biggs on the play du jour, The Winter's Tale. With that stimulating warm-up, it's off to the Great Lawn at Boscobel a short drive away for a picnic dinner overlooking the river again.
The afternoon culminates with the 7:30 pm performance by the company of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Tickets for both the seminar, reception and the performance are on sale now at www.yalewestchester.org. Place your order now as tickets at the special YWAA rate of $38 per person are limited. Admission to the reception andseminar is $36 per person. All orders must be placed no later than Aug.1. If you have attended before, you know how much fun this day is. If you haven't yet joined us at The Hastings Center and Boscobel or hear Murray Biggs discuss Shakespeare, you're in for a real treat!
Bruce Jennings '71, YWAA Board Member
Click -Boscobel to see recounts of Yale Westchester Shakespeare events in 2013 and 2014.