New Pond Farm


Summer Shakespeare for Middle & High School Actors

Tonight’s Production of Much Ado About Nothing
Will start promptly at 6pm on the back lawn of the Farmhouse

Please call (203) 938-2117 for more information.

We hope you will join us for this wonderful performance.


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: Everyone gets a part, but auditions are needed to get the right part. Please contact Nancy Ponturo to arrange an audition.
  • Rehearsal Dates: July 2 – 20 (excluding July 4)- revised dates due to the extended school year
  • Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (longer rehearsals during week #3)
  • Evening Performances: July 20 & 21 at the farm (Meadow Ridge will be our potential rain venue)
  • Tuition: $675 per New Pond Farm Family Member, $750 per non-member