Kristen Kingsley of Shelton grew up being involved in theater, especially with a troupe in Oxford. \u201cI\u2019ve always loved acting but I hadn\u2019t done it for awhile, so I got excited when I saw the notice for auditions,\u201d she said. Kingsley will have a chance to return to the stage when she performs at the first-ever Valley Shakespeare Festival (VSF) in \u201cThe Comedy of Errors\u201d from July 18-20 in Shelton\u2019s Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk). The outdoor performances at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are free to the public. \u201cActing is a way for me to become someone else,\u201d said Kingsley, 20, who attends Housatonic Community College. Kingsley is optimistic people will want to come see the VSF\u2019s somewhat-modernized version of the Shakespeare play. \u201cIt\u2019s a chance for people to have a new experience,\u201d she said. \u201cI\u2019ve enjoyed going to see Shakespeare-in-the-park productions myself, and they are always entertaining.\u201d \u2018A vaudeville twist\u2019 to play The VSF version of William Shakespeare's \u201cThe Comedy of Errors\u201d will be set in the 1920s \u201cwith an Americana\/vaudeville twist,\u201d said Tom Simonetti, a Shelton native who is VSF artistic and executive director. More than two dozen people are involved in the production, including cast, crew and other volunteers. Audience members are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to watch the play on the lawn at the riverfront park on Canal Street. Learn more about the Valley Shakespeare Festival at www.vsfestival.org.