REVIEW: “The Approach” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane “Mark O’Rowe’s play, The Approach, is a riddle….The story is told by what is not being said.” –from the Directors’ Notes by Mark Farrell and Tina Packer Onstage, at a cafe table, before an aptly expressionist backdrop depicting a bustling, shadowy Dublin street, we witness a series…

“The Approach” Opens Shakespeare & Company’s 45th Season

Live and Virtual Performances will be Presented May 6 – 29 at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company presents The Approach by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe, to be staged at the Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre May 6 through May 29. Co-directed by Mark Farrell and Shakespeare &…

Shakespeare & Company Announces the Cast of “The Approach”

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company announces the cast of The Approach by Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe, to be staged at the Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre May 6 through May 29. Co-directed by Mark Farrell and Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, The Approach follows the story of Anna, Cora, and Denise…

Shakespeare & Company Presents March Mash-up: Contemporary Readings

LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company will present March Mash-up: Contemporary Readings on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, featuring three contemporary play readings written by women playwrights.  Beginning on Saturday, March 26 at 4 p.m., the weekend includes White Savior by Catherine Filloux, The Islanders by Carey Crim, and Born With Teeth by Liz Duffy Adams.  4…

Great Barrington Public Theater Opens Wet Ink2021

At Great Barrington Public Theater, great stories start off as Wet Ink, a programmed series where audiences get first looks at stories writers, directors and actors have in development. Wet Ink 2021 reading series opens Saturday July 10, 4pm at the Great Barrington Townhall Bandstand with a free event, story reading by writers Elizabeth Nelson…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Complete 2020 Season

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce its 2020 summer season, May 21 – October 18, 2020. Under the theme “The Labyrinth of Love” the season includes Shakespeare titles: King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, and, in a special workshop production, Measure for Measure. The contemporary plays this season are The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David…

REVIEW: “The Waverly Gallery” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin   Kenneth Lonergan’s play The Waverly Gallery had its off-Broadway debut in 2000 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize the following year. It dramatizes the story of Gladys Green who, over a two-year period, slips from mild senility to full-blown dementia. The original production and the recent…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Summer Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is proud to announce its 2019 Summer Season casting. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows the Company’s Summer Season includes a roster of audience beloved artists, critically-acclaimed actors, and a host of newcomers. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by founding Artistic…

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