Capital Classics Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis. Venus, the Roman goddess of love, is smitten with Adonis, the most beautiful youth ever created. It seems like a match made in mythical bliss, but in Shakespeare’s comedic twist Adonis would much prefer to go hunting! Capital Classics actors will present the tale in a lively reading, accompanied by live music for an evening of passionate, if unrequited, love!
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic including beverages.
In-person tickets | $20 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Purchase a ticket
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive summer programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Please consider joining us as a sponsor of this series and be a part of this shared endeavor to bring the arts to the community. You will provide a much-needed boost to Connecticut’s incomparable cultural organizations and art providers. Every sponsor will be recognized all season long on Hill-Stead’s web and email promotion and onsite signage. See the Sponsorship Registration Form for more information.