Hudson Shakespeare Company presents an all-female Shakespeare’s ‘Coriolanus’

Coriolanus (Abby Albrecht) and Aufidius (Alexandra Taylor) face off
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Coriolanus (Abby Albrecht) and Aufidius (Alexandra Taylor) face off

The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns with its second and final installment of its 28th summer Shakespeare touring season with a unique spin on the little done play ‘Coriolanus.’

Shakespeare’s exploration of military honor, corrupt politics and complicated family relations are shifted from a traditional Roman setting to an ancient, fantasy world with an all-female cast.

Based on the semi-legendary, semi-historical figure of Caius Marcius Coriolanus, this is not yet the Rome of Julius Caesar but tells a hard bitten tale of centuries before the classical republic and eventual empire.

Written in 1606, “Coriolanus” marks the end of Shakespeare’s high tragedies of “Macbeth” and “King Lear” before moving on to more hopeful redemption stories of “Pericles” and “The Winter’s Tale”.

Hudson Shakespeare Company was begun in 1992 and for 28 seasons has toured free Shakespeare to parks and libraries in northern New Jersey presenting the Bard’s well known and lesser done titles in a variety of settings and periods. For more information, visit, www.hudsonshakespeare.com.

The production is touring to the following libraries and parks throughout northern New Jersey:

Wednesday July 17th @ 7:30 p.m.
Atlantic Street Park, 102 State Street, Hackensack
(Rain Location – HACPAC center next to park)

Thursday July 18th @ 7 p.m.
Leonard Gordon Park
Between Hutton Street and Manhattan Avenue
Jersey City

Friday July 19th @ 7pm
Weasel Brook Park, Vanderhoef House,
1 Westervelt Pl. Clifton
(Rain location inside Vanderhoef House)

Tuesday July 23rd @ 7:30 p.m.
Monument Park
Palisade Ave &, Angioletti Pl, Fort Lee
(Rain Location – Fort Lee Library, 320 Main Street, Fort Lee)

Wednesday July 24th @ 7:30 p.m.
Atlantic Street Park
102 State Street, Hackensack
(Rain Location – HACPAC center next to park)

Thursday July 25th @ 7 p.m.
Hamilton Park
9th Street and Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
(Rain Location – Under park gazebo)

Tuesday July 30th @ 7:30 p.m.
Monument Park
Palisade Ave &, Angioletti Pl, Fort Lee
(Rain Location – Fort Lee Library, 320 Main Street, Fort Lee)

All of the above shows are free to the public. The company will also be participating in a special fund raiser performance at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.
435 Newark Ave, Jersey City
(Tickets for this event are $10 suggested donation. All proceeds go towards preserving this historic site run by veteran volunteers of the US Armed Forces)

Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for any outdoor shows as available seating is limited.