Not Your English Teacher’s Shakespeare

In the summer, visitors to Waterville Valley rub elbows with locals at theatrical productions by Shakespeare in the Valley, a professional troupe that presents the Bard's works under the stars. The company uses Renaissance-staging techniques –minimal sets and props, small ensemble casts and cross-gender casting. The actors often speak directly to the audience and audience participation is expected. It’s a great way to enjoy the works of this great playwright in a new way. As the troupe says, “We put the ‘shake’ back in Shakespeare!”

Summer theatre