Monday, July 21, 2014
Valley Shakespeare Fest scores 30 percent jump in attendance
Here's a look at Valley Shakespeare Festival's Free Shakespeare in the Park performances of the Bard’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” on the evenings of July 10, 11 and 12 at Shelton’s Riverwalk-Veterans Memorial Park.
According to official Cheryl O'Brien, "The three performances attracted over six hundred audience members, a 30% increase over last year’s totals. They came early, from all over Connecticut and as far away as New York City, Syracuse, Long Island and New Jersey, bringing picnic dinners from home or purchased from local eateries. Children played in the park by the Housatonic River while families relaxed until the lights came on and the players took the stage to perform the play some have described as an Elizabethan Rom-Com. They laughed, sighed, shuddered and applauded as Beatrice, Benedick, Hero and Claudio stumbled through their journeys to a very happy ending."