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-For Immediate Release-
H. G. Fairfield Arts is going old school to try something new!
A Shakespeare theater troupe is traveling to lower Dutchess County to perform.
Brewster, NY. Aug. 7, 2012. In the ancient tradition of hosting traveling troubadours, H. G. Fairfield Arts is hosting “Strange Bedfellows”, the adult troupe of Palisade, NY’s Children Shakespeare Theater, as they travel up the Hudson River this Saturday, August 11th for a performance in Pawling, NY’s Lakeside Park. Radovich & Dean Music of Carmel, NY, will also be co-hosting the spirited troupe’s 1960’s-themed production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Big things can happen on stage in little towns,” Kathie Freston, Founder of H. G. Fairfield Arts muses; “Villages have for centuries been preparing for and hosting traveling theater troupes – they were the original news gazettes, as they traveled and met new peoples.” Lakeside Park will host at 7pm Saturday in the Lathrop Building the Town of Pawling’s Summer Recreation Department’s theater performance written and directed by Camille Ludington. “Strange Bedfellows” then hits the stage in the outdoor Pavilion of Lakeside Park at 8:30pm August 11th, 2012. H. G. Fairfield Arts is harkening back to the “old days” to bring us something new! Audiences are the other piece of the ancient formula of players, stage, & production!
There will be an intermission with concessions at the event, followed by a reception. Support H. G. Fairfield Arts’ Midsummer Mayhem at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/262274.
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Midsummer Mayhem Gathers Steam!
Radovich & Dean Music Store of Carmel, NY, joins H. G. Fairfield Arts in
Co-hosting Palisades NY’s visiting troupe of Strange Bedfellows at Pawling, NY‘s Lakeside Park, Saturday August 11th.
Brewster, NY. Aug.2, 2012. H. G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment is pleased to announce that the Radovich & Dean Music Store of Carmel, NY, will be co-hosting a spirited 1960’s-themed production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream atLakeside Park, in the Town of Pawling, on Saturday evening, August 11th, 2012, at 8:30 pm.
“We are thrilled to present the Children’s Shakespeare Theater’s adult troupe, Strange Bedfellows,” says Kathie F. Freston, H. G. Fairfield Arts Founder; “We are doubly thrilled that the adults’ performance will follow the conclusion of Pawling’s children’s performance. The public will have the opportunity to see two wonderful performances in the same evening, in the same park, on separate stages.”
Pawling’s Town Recreation Department’s Children’s Summer Theater Program’sperformance, Welcome to Camp Koolata, will be in Lakeside Park’s Lathrop Center at 7pm, also on August 11th, and is written and directed by Camille Ludington. Immediately following in Lakeside Park’s open-air Pavilion will be a performance of Shakespeare’s great comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With Diana Green directing the company, Strange Bedfellowswill be able to play out the scenes in a setting eerily reminiscent of the Athenian forest in Shakespeare’s script.
H. G. Fairfield Arts’ Midsummer Mayhem is just one of the many must-see summer theatrical attractions in Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester Counties, and NY’s Mid-Hudson Valley. “We have a wealth of culture and entertainment, talent and the Arts, all around us;” remarks Ms Freston. The Children’s Shakespeare Theater, founded by Diana Green is dedicated to giving young performers “an opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s words and deep understanding of the human experience and to help them to translate their experience to a broader audience of children and adults” Vassar ’52 Grad & a Marine Captain during the Korean War, Kathie Freston remembers “working in summer stock theater as a young college student was a highlight for me growing up. Being able to put Arlo Guthrie on stage for the first time is icing on the cake! Big things can happen on stage in little towns;” she muses.
About H. G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment: H. G. Fairfield Arts is a New York State registered Charity, and as a 501 (c) (3) corporation, is a member of NYCON (New YorkCouncil of Nonprofits). H. G. Fairfield Arts inherits H. G.’s 19th Century legacy of “See a need, fill it” – its mission is “to promote the creation of arts, culture, & recreation.” This will be the second performance which H. G. Fairfield Arts has produced at Lakeside Park – the first was the Launch, September 27, 2011, of “30 Shows In 30 Days: Courage Continues At Home,” with headlining comedian PJ Walsh coming home to the Hudson Valley to help out local veterans. Radovich & Dean were right there, too, for the 4555 miles in 5 counties in 5 weeks of touring with their sound & lights!! Radovich & Dean are helping bring the arts in & up close!
There will be an intermission with concessions at the event, followed by a reception. Support H. G. Fairfield Arts’ Midsummer Mayhem at brownpapertickets.com.