New Pond Farm


Summer Shakespeare for Middle & High School Actors


Much Ado About Nothing

Get ready for war heroes, bumbling policemen, mock weddings and masked balls, deception, dancing and of course, a little romance.

This engaging three-week theatre program with director Nancy Ponturo will incorporate acting, movement, and voice. Students will become more familiar with the intricacies of the Shakespearean language, garner a sound knowledge of the text, and get a glimpse into life in Elizabethan times as they prepare for their performances. We aim to stimulate their imaginations through an innovative and fun approach to classical material.

  • Auditions: Saturday June 16, 12 – 2 p.m.
    Please let us know if you have any questions or need to schedule an alternate audition date by calling (203) 938-2117 or emailing
  • Rehearsal Dates: July 2 – 20 (excluding July 4)
  • Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (longer rehearsals during week #3)
  • Evening Performances (subject to change): July 19 at Meadow Ridge, July 20 & 21 at the farm (Meadow Ridge will also be our potential rain venue)
  • Tuition: $675 per New Pond Farm Family Member, $750 per non-member

Registration is Now Open