Outdoor play and picnic at Boscobel: King Lear

Over the last few years we have enjoyed several fantastic performances in the idyllic setting of Boscobel's outdoor theater. This year we hope you will join us for 'King Lear' by William Shakespeare.

King Lear by William Shakespeare; directed by Terrence O'Brien.

Shakespeare’s masterpiece about an aging king’s attempt to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Deceived by misplaced affection and flattery, the king makes a series of terrible decisions, tearing his family and kingdom apart, and is pushed to the brink of madness. This sweeping story is heartbreaking as it explores the sense of family and fatherhood in the midst of political ambition and intrigue. Don’t miss the king's journey from madness to redemption in what has been called one of greatest stories in Western literature.

Potluck picnic on the lawns prior to the show

Prior to the show we plan on having a potluck picnic on the lawn, with views of the Hudson River and surrounding hills. You can also enjoy a short stroll along their hiking trail or through the grounds.

As the audience sits under a tent the performance will occur rain or shine, only the actors might get wet whilst we still enjoy the surrounding scenery!


5pm - picnic and walk in the grounds. Bring a dish to share.

7pm - performance starts.

We will meet on the lawn overlooking the Hudson at 5 pm for our picnic; bring food to share and a blanket/chair. Having cups and plates etc would be a good idea too! The picnic is subject to cancellation, depending on the weather.

Purchasing tickets If you wish to join us please purchase your own tickets at http://hvshakespeare.org.

Cost $39.50 Center section, $27-32 for restricted view/side (plus booking fee), or if you purchase before June 5th receive a 15% discount ($33.58 Center section) - select early bird option on the website. If you are 62+ you qualify for a senior discount of 20% ($31.60 Center section)

Please RSVP on the site and let us know in your comments that you have purchased tickets so that we can look out for you at the picnic.

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  • John M.

    Nice area and a fun time.

    June 24, 2013

  • Barb I.

    Sorry I won't be able to attend the picnic aheadof time but I will see you at play later. barb

    June 23, 2013

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