Valley Shakespeare Festival will hold a free public event on Tuesday, May 3 at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street in Shelton.
Beginning at 2 pm with Afternoon Tea with the Queen, the half-day event will continue at 4pm with Shakespeare Jeopardy & Pizza and culminate with an evening performance of Shakespeare’s grand adventure play, “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend any, or all, of the three free presentations.
The event is being held in conjunction with the company’s participation in the Greater New Haven Community Foundation’s yearly GreatGive event, in which non-profit organizations compete to raise Valley Shakespeare Festival is a fully volunteer-run, non-profit theater company which relies completely on grants and individual contributions to fund its productions. In addition to presenting its annual free summer productions at Shelton’s Riverwalk-Veterans Park and script-in-hand readings of A Christmas Carol every December, VSF also partners with Porky’s Café in Shelton for its popular twice-yearly “Theater in the Bar” productions and produces a traveling Education Initiative program for schools, libraries and other organization wishing to bring the Bard of Avon into their communities.