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A podcast by Valley Shakespeare Festival

    S2E1 - Did Shakespeare Write Alone?

    S2E1 - Did Shakespeare Write Alone?

    *This episode has a moment with adult content! You might not want to listen with young children.*

    In this episode, Kayleigh and Tom talk about how to tell what parts of some of the plays were written by William Shakespeare and what parts were written by other writers. 

    Hosts: Kayleigh Mihalko and Tom Simonetti.

    Edited and Produced by: Kayleigh Mihalko and Tom Simonetti.

    Become a Member: https://www.patreon.com/vsfestival

    • 25 min
    What it takes to put on a show!

    What it takes to put on a show!

    Putting on a show each summer is a huge undertaking. In order to offer it to the community at no charge, we have to raise tens of thousands of dollars.

    We pay our actors, we pay our staff, we pay our vendors, and we have costumes, housing, travel, props, printing, signage, and so many other costs to cover.

    It has always been the mission of VSF to offer the summer show to the community so everyone could have the opportunity to see a professional show without traveling or spending a ton of money.
    How do we raise that money?

    1. Ticketed shows during the rest of the year (which we haven't been able to do in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID)

    2. Grants (which have been hard to come by for arts programs thanks to COVID)

    3. Corporate Sponsorships (which have been coming in much slower than in the past due to COVID)

    4. Individual supporters donating during The Great Give, Giving Tuesday, at fundraisers, becoming Patreon members, and the $10 suggested donations at the Park shows (individual giving is also down thanks to COVID)

    (Join our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/vsfestival)

    Last year we put on a show. This year, our 9th year, we are putting on a show. We can't and won't let COVID stop us, but we really could use some more support. We have some options:

    Option A: If you can, please consider donating here through the fundraiser Erin Bennedum set up.

    Option B: Become a Patreon member. Memberships are $5, $10, or $15 a month and come with some pretty cool perks.
    (https://www.patreon.com/vsfestival)

    Option C: Let us know if you can take on corporate sponsorship and we will send you information. We have some great benefits to offer throughout the year. Corporate sponsorships start out as low as $500 for the year! (https://www.vsfestival.org/sponsors)

    Option D: Attend a show and donate there. How much did you spend on your last trip to Broadway? Maybe you can consider making a matching donation to VSF.

    No matter if you can give $5 or $15,000, we appreciate you and hope to see you at the show. We know times are tough and not everyone is in the position to give. You do NOT have to donate in order to attend our summer show going on now through Sunday at Quarry Walk in Oxford.

    We offer the show to you at no cost, but it is not free to put it on. Please consider supporting Valley Shakespeare Festival in any way you can and we hope to see you at the show!

    Thank you.

    • 4 min
    BONUS Episode To Promote The Adventures of Pericles

    BONUS Episode To Promote The Adventures of Pericles

    In this BONUS episode, Tom and Kayleigh speak to two of the five actors who will star in The Adventures of Pericles

    Shows will take place at the Parks in Shelton and in Oxford!


    Hosts:
    Kayleigh Mihalko
    Tom Simonetti


    Guests:
    Eric Bermudez
    Zak Risinger

    Visit www.vsfestival.org/park for details and become a Patreon supporter by visiting our PATREON PROFILE

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    THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES

    By William Shakespeare and George Wilkins

    TWO WEEKS.  TWO LOCATIONS.

    JULY 15th-18th at 7 PM in Veteran's Memorial Park, 38 Canal Street E. Shelton, CT

    JULY 22nd-25th at 7 PM at Quarry Walk, 300 Oxford Road in Oxford, CT

    FREE! with suggested $10 donation



    Get ready to go on an ADVENTURE with VSF this summer!



    Join us in Veteran's Memorial Park for this epic story of love, loss, and pirates!



    ABOUT: A storm at sea brings love into the life of Pericles, Prince of Tyre; another snatches it away. Many years must pass before fate guides the wandering hero to a poignant reunion with the family he thought he had lost forever.

    RUN TIME: Approx. 80 minutes, no intermission

    GOOD FOR: Ages9+

    • 19 min
    S1E8 - 10 Myths and Misconceptions of William Shakespeare

    S1E8 - 10 Myths and Misconceptions of William Shakespeare

    *This episode has a language warning! You might not want to listen with young children.*

    Hosts: Kayleigh Mihalko and Tom Simonetti.  

    Edited and Produced by: Kayleigh Mihalko and Tom Simonetti. 

    In this episode, Kayleigh quizzes Tom on myths and misconceptions on The Bard. For an additional TWO myths, become a Patreon member! Become a Member: https://www.patreon.com/vsfestival

    • 49 min
    S1E7: How To Pick A Season

    S1E7: How To Pick A Season

    In this episode, Tom and Kayleigh talk about how the season of shows is chosen and discuss books!
    Become a Member: https://www.patreon.com/vsfestival
    Show Notes: https://www.vsfestival.org/podcast

    • 28 min
    S1E6 - 2021 Season and Membership Announcements

    S1E6 - 2021 Season and Membership Announcements

    Hosts Tom and Kayleigh talk all new things happening in 2021, including the season and the brand new membership program - Friends of VSF.

    • 28 min

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