CONNECTICUT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

INAUGURAL SEASON: SHAKESPEARE AND SONDHEIM

July 7-August 22, 2021

Auerfarm | Bloomfield, CT

The inaugural season of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival will transport audiences into fantastical worlds of the unknown. Whether it be the magical and enchanting fairy world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the wonder and possibility driven by the haunting and beautiful music of Into the Woods, or magical worlds being created in front of your very eyes in Snow White, Shakespeare 4 Kids: Dream Scheme or The Green Show, the festival transports audiences of all ages to these magical places. After a year of isolation, join us for an escape from your lives as you connect to the wonder and mysteries of Shakespeare, Sondheim, and fairytale.

Auerfarm is located at 158 Auer Farm Road | Bloomfield, CT 06002
Beatrice Fox Auerbach took over Auerfarm in 1927 and managed the farm successfully for forty years, during which it became a prominent location and supporter of 4-H. In 1976, the Auerfarm heirs decided to honor Beatrice’s dedication to the importance of 4-H by giving the farm to 4-H with an agreement to maintain the property and provide community resources where children and families could learn about and enjoy the ambiance of the farm. Today, Auerfarm’s 4-H learning Center attracts and educates young people and their families about agriculture and farm animals, while connecting with their mentors and peers.

THE COLLABORATION: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE GROUP, INC. AND AUERFARM
Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. and Auerfarm began their collaboration in summer of 2020 out of necessity. Auerfarm, nestled on 120 gorgeous acres in Bloomfield, CT, became an exciting venue for Playhouse’s theatre events after COVID-19 forced the theatre’s doors to close. As the organizations got to know one another, a core value between them became apparent: a desire to educate and engage audiences and visitors in the world around them.

Want to learn more about Auerfarm?
Phone: 860-242-7144 For more info regarding educational programs, email jmarshall@auerfarm.org For events and private gatherings, email events@auerfarm.org For general inquiries, email info@auerfarm.org


The Connecticut Shakespeare Festival is a subsidiary of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc.
(Playhouse on Park, Playhouse Theatre Academy, stop/time dance theater)

The Green Show

PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT!

Performed by CSF Interns
Directed by Michael Hinton
Suggested Age range: 10 and up
July 7-22

Free summer entertainment on the Green! Before watching the Main Stage Festival productions (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods), audiences are encouraged to prepare by immersing themselves in the Green Show with music, dance, comedy, and Shakespeare scenes that break down their Shakesfear*. Doors for the festival will open two hours prior to the production start, and the Green Show will begin one hour before curtain. Relax on the grass as you are entertained by our very talented intern company and local guest artists.

* the fear and sometimes utter terror of not being able to understand the language and characters of Shakespeare

Food and Shopping

FOOD

Audiences will be able to bring their own food and drink and eat picnic style. In addition, we are partnering with local restaurants and drink establishments to provide food and drink. Concessions will also be available.


SHOPPING

We are partnering with local vendors who will be selling their wares. There will also be a bookstore and gift shop!