Shakespeare in the Courtyard: 35th Annual Festival

The Carriage House Players will open the Suffolk County’s Vanderbilt Museum’s 35th annual Shakespeare in the Courtyard festival on Friday, May 3, with Antigone by Sophocles.
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Productions will take place on the stage in the Mansion’s beautiful Spanish Revival Courtyard. Performances: Wednesday & Friday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm.
Tickets: adults, $20 | seniors & children under 12, $15 
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Antigone by Sophocles

Friday, May 3 & 24 | Saturday May 4 & 11 | Sunday, May 5, 12 & 26

Antigone, one of the finest examples of Greek Tragedy, follows the events of the Oedipus legend, wherein the title character displays great strength as she disobeys King Creon in an attempt to bury her brother in consecrated ground. The play is a testament to civil disobedience and feminine strength. Dynamic and exciting, Antigone is as relevant today as it ever was.



Romeo and Juliet

June 7 – July 5 (No performance June 19 & 21)

Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of star crossed lovers follows two families locked in an ancient rivalry. When two children from opposing sides fall in love, they challenge the imposed norms of the time and set both families on a path to ruin. Romantic, thrilling, funny, and incredibly moving, Shakespeare’s story has excited audiences for generations. 




The Merry Wives of Windsor

July 12 – August 9 

One of Shakespeare’s most hilarious plays finds the popular characters of Falstaff scheming to fix his financial woes by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. When the women catch onto Falstaff’s games, they play a variety of tricks on him to teach him a lesson. Fueled by wonderful slapstick comedy and delightful wordplay, this play will have audiences roaring with laughter. 




King Lear

August 16 – September 8

One of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies focuses on a king who divides the kingdom between the daughters who are flattering, rather than the one who shows genuine love for Lear. Rejected by the two daughters, King Lear goes on a harrowing journey of self-discovery in the rain-swept countryside.  Focusing on themes of authority vs. chaos and containing some of Shakespeare’s most poetic verses, King Lear is a thrilling evening at the theater.