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: 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