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Funnery Wraps Season

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“Good night, Sweet Prince,” with Ruth Krebs as Horatio and Gabriel Nichols as Hamlet in their performances at the recent Shakespeare camp in Greensboro.

GREENSBORO – “Get Thee to the Funnery,” Peter Gould’s youth Shakespeare camp in Greensboro, has packed up its tent and moved on, its sights already set on Funnery 2023.

Two outdoor performances of “Hamlet” marked the end of this summer’s camp.

“We’re looking forward to next year,” Gould says. “It’ll be our 25th anniversary, and the hundredth anniversary of Miss Jean Simpson’s Shakespeare plays on Craftsbury Common, which we’ll mark with a celebration and an historical exhibition.”

The Funnery holds no auditions, and gives scholarships to all participants, with the strong support of Vermont Humanities, the Green Mountain Fund, the Craftsbury Community Fund, Concept 2, and the Pleasants Fund of the Greensboro Church. Young people come each summer from far away to work with new and old local friends to form a cohesive theatre troupe. “The result,” says Gould, “is some very good Shakespeare!”

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