Shakespeare in the Park returns to Hubbard Hall
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education will present a limited run of Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" on its great lawn behind Hubbard Hall. Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 4-8 at 6:30 p.m.
The play will be presented under a large tent, with fans blowing fresh air. Masks will be required for audience and actors, with the cast amplified for clarity. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit hubbardhall.org.
About the play
The King of France is dying of a mysterious virus with no cure.
Enter Helena, a young serving girl, who uses her father's medicine to create a vaccine, save the King, and, in doing so, win the love of her life.
And that's only the beginning of the story...
"William Shakespeare wrote this play during a severe outbreak of the plague in 1603, while theaters were closed. Queen Elizabeth had just died in March and by April London was shut down with the plague. That shutdown and the loss of the Virgin Queen haunts and activates this play in many ways that are so relevant to our current moment." said David Snider, executive & artistic director of Hubbard Hall.
"In a moment of great loss and uncertainty, and the loss of the most powerful woman in the world, Shakespeare portrays toxic masculinity in funny and irreverent ways — along with one woman's triumph over it. The play gives us echos of today's pandemic crisis and the re-awakening of Global Feminism over the past three years. I know audiences will love it," Snider said.
The cast includes Grace Sgambettera as Countess, Virginia May as Helena, Digby Baker-Porazinski as Bertram, Jack Boggan as Parolles, Audrey Roosevelt as Widow, Katherine Danforth as Lafeu, Adam Shulman The King of France and Abigail Maher as Diana. The stage manager is Daniel Salzer.
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