Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Kate Hamill, is a co-production between the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and Primary Stages. To celebrate the show’s opening at Hudson Valley, here are a few fun facts about how experiencing the show at each performance venue will differ.
Primary Stages performs at the Cherry Lane Theatre which is a traditional theater space with 179 seats.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival performs in an open air tent at the Boscobel House and Gardens, with a natural backdrop, 540 seats, and a stage floor made of sand.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Greenwich Village. It is a short walk away from beautiful Washington Square Park, and is surrounded by amazing restaurants, bars, and clubs. It is a short walk from the Christopher Street Station on the 1 line or the West 4th Station on the A,B,C,D,E,F, and M lines, which are easily accessible by subway from all over NYC.
Patrons can arrive at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival up to 2 hours before the performance to picnic or tour the grounds. There is also a café for those who wish to purchase a meal instead of bringing one. It is about an hour and a half by car from central Manhattan, and an additional hour by train. On select Saturdays there is a round-trip bus from Lincoln Center organized by the festival.
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord by Scott Carter running September to October
Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill running November to December
A Walk with Mr. Heifetz by James Inverne running January to February
Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington running March to April
Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Kate Hamill
The Book of Will, by Lauren Gunderson
Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare
The General from America, by Richard Nelson
Love’s Labour’s Lost, by William Shakespeare
Primary Stages will offer post-performance talk backs on select performances of Pride and Prejudice. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival also offers pre-performance talks for Pride and Prejudice.