Getting Out of Town: Summer Theatre Outside the City

By Carey Purcell
01 Jul 2013

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is the region's only professional resident Shakespeare company. The Festival makes its home under a tent theatre on the grounds of the 19th century Boscobel estate in Garrison, NY, overlooking the Hudson River. Guests of the 27th season can enjoy views of the Hudson Highlands while watching King Lear, The Three Musketeers and All's Well that Ends Well. Performances run through Sept. 1. Visit

Westport County Playhouse

This spacious red performance space, which resembles an old-fashioned barn, will be home to Loot, by Joe Orton (July 16-Aug. 3). The British farce follows the late Mrs. McLeavy, whose final repose is disturbed by her son and his cohort of thieving miscreants, and is followed by the world premiere of Oblivion (Aug. 20-Sept. 7) by Carly Mensch. Visit

Bay Street Theatre

Located in Sag Harbor, NY, in the heart of the Hamptons, Bay Street Theatre's summer lineup includes The Mystery of Irma Vep (July 2-28) and A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum (Aug. 6-31).  Visit

Westport Country Playhouse