Join SPACE on Ryder Farm for an outdoor performance of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's original production of The Sea-Maid’s Music on the Ryder Farm bowling green. Come early for a farm tour and bring a picnic supper. Suitable for all ages. Adult tickets are $5, and the event is free for children 12 and under!
About The Sea-Maid's Music
As every seafarer knows, the Mermaid’s song can turn the world upside-down. Sailors for centuries have brought back tales of a song so beautiful, so transfixing, that even the stars have shot madly from their spheres, and the rude sea grew civil at her song. For a young Will Shakespeare aching to break free from his small town life, these tales of far off wonder transport him from the everyday, to a place in which anything is possible. In this original clown show, made from scratch in collaboration with the actors of HVSF’s Conservatory Company, a young Mermaid is the source of literary inspiration for Shakespeare, as well as for anyone and everyone who hears the call to make something beautiful out of nothing at all. Consummate clown Zachary Fine is a 2015 Helen Hayes Award winner and the dreamer/director behind HVSF’s 2016 devised production, So Please You.
About Sharing SPACE
Now in its 5th year, Sharing SPACE is a performance series hosted by SPACE on Ryder Farm that invites the community to historic Ryder Farm for performances from neighboring Putnam County arts organizations and SPACE resident artists.
Sharing SPACE is supported in part through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program, with public funds provided through the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
Celebrating its 32nd summer season in 2018, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) is a critically acclaimed (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal), professional, non-profit theater company based in Garrison, NY, one-hour north of Manhattan. The Festival has established a reputation for lucid, engaging, and highly inventive productions staged under an iconic, open-air Theater Tent overlooking the Hudson River at historic Boscobel House and Gardens. In recent years, the Festival has also ventured beyond the Tent, touring its work to other venues throughout the Hudson Valley as part of its HVSF On the Road series, transferring productions to other theaters, engaging its community through radically participatory art-making, and reaching over 60,000 students and educators annually through its year-round Education programs. hvshakespeare.org