Vermont Festival Brings Shakespeare To The Park For 6th Summer
You don’t have to go all the way to Manhattan to see Shakespeare in the Park. Since 2005, the Vermont Shakespeare Company has performed the great works of the Bard in Northern Vermont. Tonight marks the opening night of this year’s production, The Winters Tale.
"This show is all about jealousy and redemption. These are human emotions that are very modern," says Nagle.
Executive Director of the Vermont Shakespeare Company John Nagle joins Mitch Wertlieb to chat about this year’s season.
He says for the company’s sixth season, he decided to tackle one of Shakespeare's later plays:
“For us it’s the first time we’re moving into a tragic side of Shakespeare’s works,” says Nagle.
Nagle says Shakespeare’s themes are timeless, making it accessible to a modern audience even when the language or dress isn’t updated.
“This show is all about jealousy and redemption, these are human emotions that are very modern,” Nagle says.
Nagle also shared a hidden talent. More than just a Shakespeare performer and director, Nagle once voiced the iconic cartoon character Scooby Doo during a touring musical. Host Mitch Wertlieb couldn’t help but asked him to share the voice with listeners.
The Winter’s Tale performances:
August 8th-11th and 16th-18th at Oakledge Park in Burlington.
August 15th at Knight Point State Park in North Hero.