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Ridgefield Playhouse’s Green Living Expo and Shakespeare on the Green

The Ridgefield Playhouse Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo has been a much loved, community event for the past 10 years. This year the expo will be held on August 13 from noon to 4pm with the Shakespeare-inspired tale So Please You taking place under the tent at 2pm. This free public event is a “thank you” from the Playhouse to the community for supporting the arts throughout the year.

This year is also the celebration of William Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy. So Please You, a family-friendly comedy produced and performed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, tells the story of a servant named Dennis—who appears only once in Shakespeare’s As You Like It—to announce that, “so please you,” there is a wrestler at the door. Inspired by one moment of mischief, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Conservatory Company has created a “comical-tragical” tale of Dennis the servant. Rejoice in the art of clowning in a comedy that pays homage to the life and dreams of a struggling Shakespearean actor and showcases text from many of Shakespeare’s plays.

Casey Fuel, a third-generation, family-owned Ridgefield business, is the title sponsor for the event. At the green expo, you can visit with Natural Awakenings, Basil Yoga Center, BMW of Ridgefield, Eversource, The Natural Scoop, The Toy Chest, Shine Enrichment Tutoring, Solar City and Way of the Sword.

Tickets for Shakespeare on the Green and Green Expo are free but must be reserved by calling the box office at 203-438-5795. There is a limit of six tickets per family on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be held at the box office until 1pm the day of the show.

For more information, visit The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center. Location: 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. See ad, page 32.

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