Long before the Theater Tent is erected on the edge of the Hudson, our acting company gathers in New York City to begin the rehearsal process — memorizing lines, developing their characters, reviewing sets and costumes with designers, meeting staff and supporters, and more. Go behind the scenes with our 2017 company! Photos by Ashley Garrett.
Longtime fan favorites Jason O’Connell and Kurt Rhoads
Just the necessities!
The cast of THE BOOK OF WILL took turns reading different parts
Conservatory Company members Sky Smith, Marielle Young, and Maryn Shaw with Associate Director of Education Nora Rosoff
THE BOOK OF WILL Playwright Lauren Gunderson joins in from the West Coast
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Playwright/Actor Kate Hamill talks themes of love and marriage in the play, alongside her real-life Darcy, Jason O’Connell
Artistic Director and THE BOOK OF WILL Director Davis McCallum greets the company
TWELFTH NIGHT Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Conservatory Company (CC) member Jade Radford connects with CC alum and 2017 company member Michael Broadhurst
Company members Kimberly Chatterjee and Sean McNall with HVSF supporter Siew Thye Stinson
Previews of TWELFTH NIGHT, THE BOOK OF WILL, and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE begin June 8. Meet the cast under the Theater Tent this summer!
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When considering Jane Austen’s aloof, hard-headed Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, which devilishly handsome leading man comes to mind? If you’re like anyone with access to BBC or A&E in the mid-’90s, Colin Firth may be your go-to embodiment of this unlikely romantic hero, having appeared in 1995’s made-for-television Pride & Prejudice directed by Simon Langton.
“Women being attracted to [Mr. Darcy] took me by surprise,” Firth recently told The Daily Mail. “When I took on the role it seemed to me that he was imperious and stiff and forbidding, and I didn’t know what there was to play apart from him scowling all the time. I thought it would be quite fun and liberating to play someone who was completely and utterly dislikeable, unsympathetic, judgmental and snobbish.”
Darcy may find a foe in Firth, but a friend in playwright Kate Hamill. Hamill’s playful adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE makes its debut under the HVSF Theater Tent this summer, and not without the weirdo women (and men) who’ve become signature players in a Hamill adaptation.
“I’m so disinterested in beautiful, perfect people,” beamed Hamill. “Lizzy Bennet’s a total weirdo and should be treated as such. She and Darcy are both odd ducks… odd ducks that swim together.”
So how will Hamill’s Odd Duck Darcy shape up this summer? Here are her top seven must-haves in an ideal leading man:
Righteous: “He tries to do the right thing all the time”
Smart: “He’s capable of being quite nerdy.”
Stubborn: “That’s a big one!”
Principled: “He has to be someone with a lot of integrity.”
Funny: “Intentionally and unintentionally, for sure.”
Magnetic: “Someone you feel a deep connection with.”
But, above all: “HUMAN! There’s just no other way to put it.”
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is in previews June 10 – June 23, 2017 and runs June 24 – September 4, 2017. Are you between the ages of 16 and 35? Consider joining our Revelers or Teen Revelers program for exclusive discounts, events, and more.