Shakespeare Beyond the Park

1. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
This strong fest stages Henry V and The Comedy of Errors just about an hour from the city in idyllic Garrison. Yes, “this valley fits the purpose passing well.” (Garrison, New York; 845-265-9575. Through September 1.)

2. Aquila Theatre Company
The excellent, unbridled Off Broadway company responsible for last year’s mod Much Ado stages a Comedy of Errors that’s fit, they say, for a “1920s Turkish cartoon dream.” (East 13th Street Theater; 212-239-6200. Through September 1.)

3. International Festival of Arts & Ideas
For New Haven’s annual arts festival, director Richard Jones, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a brand-new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream “have arriv’d at last unto the wished Haven of my bliss.” (Shubert Theater, New Haven; 888-artidea. June 26–30.)

4. Kings County Shakespeare Company
Director Deborah Wright Houston stages The Tempest in Brooklyn Heights. (Founders Hall Theater at St. Francis College, Brooklyn; 212-206-1515. Through June 30.)

5. Shakespeare & Company
Instead of celebrating with comedies, the Berkshires troupe marks its twenty-fifth year with dark productions of Henry V and Macbeth. (Founders’ Theatre, Lenox, Massachusetts; 413-637-3353. Through September 1.)

Shakespeare Beyond the Park