More than 100 attended, but nobody napped

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    west milford-Ready for a good bedtime story? More than 100 persons were ready on Aug. 7, even though it was 5 p.m. Naptime? Shakespeare gave the mix of wicked stepmothers, long-lost royalty, sleeping potions, buffoonish sidekicks, and lives lived happily ever after his own gleefully twisted spin. The presentation was "Cymbeline" held outdoors at Long Pond Iron Works State Park by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The event was free and attendees had to bring their own lawn chairs or other seating. Begun in 1992 and based in Jersey City, the Hudson Shakespeare Company presents both indoor and outdoor touring productions, school showcases, and student workshops. The event was sponsored by "The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks," a nonprofit volunteer corporation working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, to preserve and interpret the Long Pond Ironworks Historic District. The Long Pond Iron Works Historic District, located within Long Pond Iron Works State Park in West Milford, is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and is part of a National Landmark District, together with Ringwood Manor. For more information about the "friends," contact FOLPI by leaving a message at (973) 657-1688 or its Website at