This summer, Shakespeare & Company is offering patrons an opportunity to peer into the process of playmaking.

Plays in Process, a new addition to the Company’s repertoire, will feature both new works and new interpretations of classic works as they develop into maturity for the stage, over the course of five exciting weekends.

In celebration of this new offering, Shakespeare & Company is offering 20% off ticket prices to any Plays in Process show. Use the promo code PIP20 at checkout online, or simply follow the links below for the discounted price to the shows you’d like to see! 

For more information, call the Box Office at 413.637.3353.

Plays in Process Weekends

July 16 and July 17 – Tilly No-body:
July 23 and July 24 -This is It:
July 30 and July 31 – All that Fall:
August 6 and August 7 – All that Fall:

Featured Titles   

July 16 and 17 – Tilly No-Body: Catastrophes of Love by Bella Merlin
Featuring Bella Merlin

Munich 1917. A hotel room. A bottle of poison. A lone actress.

The tragic fates of celebrities – from Michael Jackson to Marilyn Monroe – leave us wondering who the private people behind the public facades really are. Tilly No-Body asks these questions through the lens of Tilly Wedekind – wife and muse to world-famous German playwright, Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening). In Frank’s plays, their private lives became public consumables, and without him, she feared she would be a nobody…

With original cabaret songs, this piece is devised and performed by Bella Merlin, directed by Miles Anderson.

CONTENT WARNING: Please be cautioned that, within the world of Weimar cabaret, the play begins with a failed suicide.


July 23 and 24 – This is It by Tamara Hickey & Kate Kohler Amory
Featuring Tamara Hickey
Directed by Kate Kohler Amory

If the body keeps the score, what does it add up to? How do we know what constitutes a good life? Is there any meaning we can garner from death in order to better understand life?

When a woman’s life is interrupted by a catastrophic car crash, she is catapulted into an existential, heartfelt, and often funny quest for meaning and connection with the life she has lived. Landing in the Bardo, she discovers herself in the “in-between” space, a place between life and death. Using bold and inventive theatrical story-telling, this one-woman tour de force fills the stage with delightful characters, skillful movement, an autopsy, a pole dance, and an explosion of life at the moment of death.


July 30 and 31 / August 6 and 7 – All That Fall by Samuel Beckett
Featuring Annette Miller

Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic first radio play charts the faltering journey of elderly Maddy Rooney as she ventures along a country road to surprise her blind husband at the train station for his birthday treat. Along the way she meets an array of local characters; some of them friendly, some of them not so much. First broadcast in 1957, All That Fall was the first time Beckett centred his work on a female protagonist.


Plays in Process is generously sponsored by Jerry and Honie Berko.

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