Bring the family for a free, outdoor day of fun! People’s United Bank presents Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This much loved annual event brings in more than 500 attendees each year and is a “thank you” to the community. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, July 22. The Green Expo runs from 12 pm – 4 pm and a family friendly version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, produced and performed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, will take place live under the tent at 2pm. Tickets for Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo are FREE but must be reserved by calling the box office at 203-438-5795, with a limit of 6 tickets per family on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be held at the box office until 1pm the day of the show. In addition to People’s United Band, this event is underwritten by Trish Breede, Ann & Steve Carlson, and Pitney Bowes and sponsored by The O’Connell Family and Keller Williams Realty with support from All Season Tent & Party Rental and Pepsi.
This haunting tragedy begs the devastating question: Where should a young man turn when his father is killed, his mother remarries, and the life he knew has been taken from him? At its heart, Hamlet is a play about young men and women struggling with loss, death, and the inescapable feeling that they don’t fit into the world around them. Offering audiences the opportunity to see themselves reflected in Shakespeare’s brooding language, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 90-minute production brings an intimacy and immediacy to Prince Hamlet’s iconic story of murder and madness.