Seventh Berkshire Theatre Awards Presented

Top Honors Split Four Ways PITTSFIELD, MA (November 13, 2023) – At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards, colloquially known as The Berkies, on the evening of Monday, November 13, 2023. This was the seventh time the awards…

Book Signing with August Wilson Biographer Patti Hartigan August 12 at Shakespeare & Company

LENOX, Mass. – In tandem with its production of August Wilson’s Fences, Shakespeare & Company will host a book signing, pre-show reception, and post-show talkback with Patti Hartigan, author of the forthcoming biography AUGUST WILSON: A Life, on Saturday, August 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. By special arrangement with the author, publisher Simon…

REVIEW: “Fences” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger August Wilson’s towering play Fences, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, is a challenging work for any theatre to produce.  Expectations are high among critics and audiences alike as to how the production will bring to life the story of Troy Maxson, a garbage collector in…

August Wilson’s “Fences” Slated to Run July 22-August 27 at Shakespeare & Company

LENOX, Mass. – Casting has been announced for August Wilson’s Fences at Shakespeare & Company, directed by Christopher V. Edwards and staged July 22 through August 27, with Opening Night on Thursday, July 27 at the Tina Packer Playhouse. A moving study of emotional depth and the human condition, August Wilson’s Fences follows the story of…

Shakespeare & Company Announces the Summer Season’s Free Behind the Curtain Lectures

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company has announced five, free Behind the Curtain lectures to be held throughout the summer, highlighting the casts, crew, and themes that power its 2023 productions. Led by Shakespearean scholar Ann Berman, who holds a Master of Arts in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College, London, Behind the…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Casts for its 46th Season

LENOX, Mass. – With marquee actors including Christopher Lloyd, Karen Allen, Tony Todd, Ella Joyce, Reed Birney, Annette Miller, Jacob Ming-Trent, and Finn Wittrock added to the boards among many others, casts have been announced for Shakespeare & Company’s 46th Season Thieves of Love, opening Friday, May 26 and running through October 22, 2023.  Artistic Director Allyn Burrows said the season…

Shakespeare & Company Seeks Young Actors for August Wilson’s “Fences”

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company seeks two young, local actors to alternate in the role of Raynell: a bright, hopeful, seven-year-old Black girl who appears in the final scene of August Wilson’s Fences.  August Wilson’s Fences will play a six-show week at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Mass., Tuesdays through Sundays…

Shakespeare & Company Announces its 46th Season: Thieves of Love

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company announces today its full, 2023 season: a mix of classic and modern titles opening this May and continuing through December.  Tickets are on sale now for all of Shakespeare & Company’s 46th Season shows, with four titles joining the three announced in November. In total, the Season includes three…

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