Review of “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin An isolated lighthouse sets the scene for  Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts.  James Warwick has directed a quirky and provocative production of one of the classics of The Theatre of  the Absurd. The plays of Jean Genet, Samuel…

REVIEW: “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare & Company’s production of The Chairs has shaved off Ionesco’s sharp edges, anything unpleasant or uncomfortable, focusing instead on the relationship between an Old Man (Malcolm Ingram) and Old Woman (Barbara Sims) who have been married for seventy-five years.   The Old Woman begs her husband…

REVIEW: “hang” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, is currently staging hang by debbie tucker green (green prefer to uses lower case.) The play and production are problematic. The show opens in the dark where we hear crowds yelling protestations that build until we see two law enforcement officials…

REVIEW: “hang” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger debbie tucker green has been described as “one of the most stylistically innovative and politically engaged playwrights at work in Britain today.”* Her play, hang, is currently receiving a riveting production directed by Regge Life at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse.   green, who spells her…

Tickets Now on Sale for WAM Theatre’s KAMLOOPA

LENOX, MA (September 15, 2021) — WAM Theatre is excited to present the US premiere of KAMLOOPA: AN INDIGENOUS MATRIARCH STORY by Kim Senklip Harvey, winner of Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama, directed by Estefanía Fadul (WAM’s Native Gardens, The Oregon Trail).  COVID safe live performances…

Debbie Tucker Green’s Dark and Poetic “hang” to Open at Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Company continues its 2021 season with hang. Directed by Regge Life, the production will run September 10 through October 3. In the dark and poetic comedy written by debbie tucker green, three individuals face off in a stark government room where justice hangs in the balance. A devastating decision…

Shakespeare & Company Continues Virtual Programming with “Breath of Life”

UPDATE! Due to technical difficulties, the release of Breath of Life has been delayed. The film will be now released Sunday, September 5. Anyone who registered to watch the film today will receive notification from the Box Office. [Lenox, MA – August 27, 2021] Following up its wildly successful offering of King Lear featuring Christopher…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “Measure for Measure”

Workshop Production of Shakespeare Classic Runs September 1 through 5 [Lenox, MA – August 23, 2021] Shakespeare & Company continues its 2021 season with a workshop production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Directed by Alice Reagan, the production Reagan will open for a limited run September 1 through 5. Measure for…

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