(7/29 & 30) Shakespeare in the Valley Picnic & Performance

taminglogocolorFriday, July 29th & Saturday, July 30
Sponsored by NYCM Insurance, Clark Companies, Walmart, and Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus!
$12 (adults); $5 (children 2-11); free for under 24 months

Join us for one or both fabulous summer evenings celebrating the talents of youth and William Shakespeare!
Each begins at 6 PM with an indoor performance  of “Second Fiddle Follies” by the Introduction to Acting group, followed by an outdoor picnic (BYO or have hot dogs, beef or veggie burgers with us).
At 8 PM, the lights go up a fully staged gypsy/steampunk-themed production of The Taming of the Shrew by the Shakespeare, Technical Theater, and Costume Design sections of the Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops.
Bring your own lawn seating.
Rain date for both nights is Sunday, July 31st, 8 PM.
Tickets available at the gate.

Download your own coloring pages:

Gypsy Wagon: printablewagon

Taming of the Shrew lettering: taminglogoprintable

Poster: Taming poster


2016 is our 41st Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!


The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.

Outstanding Performances
Shakespeare in the Valley
Compelling Workshops
Stellar Gallery Exhibits
Annual Gala Dance
Landscape & Garden Tour
• Glorious Wedding Spot

Legendary Performers Past & Present

The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thomson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]