TONIGHT: A beer and a Shakespeare performance? Yes, at Porky’s in Shelton

The logo for the Valley Shakespeare Festival.
The logo for the Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare in the Bar is Thursday evening, and the public is invited to the performance.

Valley Shakespeare Festival (VSF) will inaugurate its partnership with the business group Young Emerging Professionals on March 13, when it will perform a live staged adaptation of Shakespeare’s work about greed, power and murder, "Macbeth."

The venue for this event will be the upper level of Porky’s Café at 50 Center St. in downtown Shelton from 5:30-8 p.m. Porky’s, like YEP, is a member of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and will provide light refreshments for the evening and a cash bar.

The performance is being held in conjunction with YEP’s monthly-scheduled networking meeting, YEPresents. It will feature an interactive version of the classic play adapted by VSF’s executive and artistic director, Tom Simonetti.

Professional actors from the area and New York City will be performing the roles, and prizes will be awarded to audience members for their participation.

Admission to the event is $10 per person (free for YEP members), Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling Valley Shakespeare Festival at 203-513-9446.

Valley Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit organization, fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.