Sharing Space: Julius Caesar Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Join SPACE on Ryder Farm for an outdoor performance of Julius Caesar from Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's touring company, presented on the Ryder Farm Bowling Green. A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome – but mistrusted by some of his closest friends who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. Plots are hatched and factions emerge, and in the end, 23 daggers and the fall of a few guilty players lead The People to violent justice. In our immersive, 80-minute production, audiences will help bring this anachronistic tale of betrayal to life with their own movement and voices, constructing a post-apocalyptic world of power and consequence. By William Shakespeare, Directed by Illana Stein Grounds open at 5pm. Come early for a tour of Ryder Farm and bring your picnic basket! In the event of rain, performances will be relocated to one of Ryder Farm’s historic buildings. Adult tickets are $5 and youth tickets are free. Recommended for ages 10 and older. -- Sharing SPACE invites the surrounding community to Ryder Farm for a weekend of performances from neighboring Putnam County arts organizations. Join us Saturday evening for music under the stars with Cultural Arts Coalition, and on Sunday for a family-friendly performance from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The weekend will include tours of the historic Ryder Farm homestead and growing fields, organic produce and flowers for sale, picnicking on the lawn and more! 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.


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