Shakespeare never goes out of style. And now Shakespeare-inspired works are coming to a stage near you.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts has secured a $6,000 grant from a state arts group to host the Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival this spring. The festival will include performances, concerts, lectures, films and an art exhibit all inspired by the famous scribe. Professional and student artists 16 and up will be invited to submit interpretive works for consideration in the festival. The goal of the festival to give local cultural groups a chance to interpret Shakespeare and to involve young people in the process.
The festival will take place over six weeks in April and May and details and dates be released soon. The Council on the Arts was one of 22 arts and culture programs around the state that got a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.