Theater Company at Hubbard Hall
Summer Touring Shakespeare
Performing July 17-26 at venues around the region.
All performances 7pm. Free.
Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.
Romeo and Juliet Tour Schedule
Thursday, July 17 Subscribers’ Gala
Friday, July 18 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, July 19 Cambridge Guest Home, Cambridge, NY
Sunday, July 20 Park-McCullough House, North Bennington, VT
Monday, July 21 Georgi Museum, Shushan, NY
Tuesday, July 22 Hoosick Falls Common, Hoosick Falls, NY
Wednesday, July 23 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
Thursday, July 24 The Factory Point Town Green, Manchester, VT
Friday, July 25 Salem Arts Works, Salem, NY
Saturday, July 26 Greenwich Commons, Greenwich, NY
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life…
Religion: Love and Hate: Youth and Age: Freedom: Authority: Faith: Ancient Grudges and New Mutinies:
Peace at the Highest Price.
Two young kids in love, running towards each other quicker than they can think…
With the world against them and their hearts entwined,
Their families fight,
Adults try to drive them apart,
Until tragedy – and wondering – how could this have happened?
Join us for Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts’ 20th first-ever production of perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous and popular play!
This fun, fast-paced Romeo and Juliet will bring the world of the play to vibrant life in ten beautiful settings. With minimal props and costumes, the focus will be on the words, the actions, the actors and the setting. Each site will inform how we do what we do, with an emphasis on a fierce, fearless tackling of Shakespeare’s world and words. Actual teenagers will play Romeo and Juliet. With a mix of young talent and seasoned professionals, this company will mix Shakespeare’s world with our own, exploring how age, authority, religion and family continue to shape us – and what can happen when generations collide, or at least fail to communicate.
Summer Youth Theater Programs
Hubbard Hall offers summer theater programs for young people, designed to give participants a fun and illuminating experience of working with teaching artists and other kids to make and perform a play. The script and the cast of characters arise out of exercises and improvisation games. Each person is a part of the invention of the play and has a lot of say in the building of his or her part. The end result is a celebration of the group process.
Kids Company, Ages 5-7 directed by Sylvia Bloom
“The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig”
Showcase: Friday, July 18 at 6:30pm. Free. Hubbard Hall Mainstage.
Youth Company, Ages 8-12 directed by Christine Decker
“Happily Ever After”
Showcase: Saturday, July 26 at 2pm. Free. Hubbard Hall Mainstage.
Teen Company, Ages 13-18 directed by David Andrew Snider
Showcase: Friday, July 18 at 3pm. Free. Freight Depot Theater.
Announcing our 2014-2015 Season!
This is a season of firsts – my first season as Artistic Director, our first Tony-Award winning musical comedy, first Winter Carnival of New Work, first Tartuffe and first ever Greek classic. I hope you’ll join us for this amazing journey – and tell your friends. It’s going to be a very fun ride.
David Snider, Artistic Director
The Smash Hit Tony Award-wining Broadway Musical Comedy.
The Perfect Show to Bring the Kids!
“It’s spelled W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L.”
The Wall Street Journal
Pay-what-you-will final rehearsal: Thurs, Nov 6 @ 8 pm
Fridays: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 8 pm
Saturdays: Nov 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 2 and 8 pm
Sundays: Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 2 pm
In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, six young people learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. This is a great show for the whole family, as you laugh along with this quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
An energizing, fun and heartfelt series of new works. Your regular ticket gives you an all access pass. Come once, come often.
Pay-what-you-will final rehearsal: Thurs, Jan 15 @ 8 pm
Thursdays: Jan 15, 22, 29 @ 8 pm
Fridays: Jan 16, 23, 30 @ 8 pm
Saturdays: Jan 17, 24, 31 @ 2 and 8 pm
Sundays: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1 @ 2 pm
Featuring the World Premiere of Nexus by Danielle Mohlman, a new dramatic comedy about two young people falling in and out of love in Washington, DC, in the age of the iPhone. Nexus will be coupled with a variety of paired down productions, readings and workshops of new works by local and national playwrights, bringing some of the freshest new voices in the theater to Cambridge for a fun festival in the heart of winter when we need it the most. Every night of the Carnival will be different. Your ticket gives you an all access pass to the entire run. Come once or come every day – the choice is up to you.
Molière’s hilarious farce about how moral superiority can get you into deep doo doo.
“Fascinatingly sinister…a masterpiece…”
Los Angeles Times
Pay-what-you-will final rehearsal: Thurs, Feb 19 @ 8 pm
Fridays: Feb 20, 27, March 6, 13 @ 8 pm
Saturdays: Feb 21, 28, March 7, 14 @ 2 and 8 pm
Sundays: Feb 22, March 1, 8, 15 @ 2 pm
Tartuffe (or the Hypocrite) is Molière’s comedic masterpiece. Meet Orgon and Tartuffe, one a bit of a fool and the other a total fraud! When the wealthy Orgon brings home Tartuffe, his family quickly smells a rat. But can they stop Tartuffe from stealing everything and reveal the truth in time? Or is Orgon destined to lose it all? This wickedly funny farce will keep you guessing – and laughing – the whole way through to the end.
A great story. An epic journey. A tour-de-force performance.
“Wow…fierce, angry, funny…” “A triumph of theater…”
Pay-what-you-will final rehearsal: Thurs, April 23 @ 8 pm
Fridays: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 @ 8 pm
Saturdays: April 25, May 2, 9, 16 @ 2 and 8 pm
Sundays: April 26, May 3, 10, 17 @ 2 pm
Masterfully adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare from Robert Fagles’s acclaimed translation, An Iliad adapts Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping piece of theater that captures both the heroism and horror of war. This fierce, funny piece will ignite your imagination and leave you breathless.