Shakespeare & Company Announces First Three Titles of Their 45th Season

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company announced today the first three titles slated for production during its 45th Season, beginning in June 2022. Two works by Shakespeare and a modern production will open the season, which also marks the one-year anniversary of The New Spruce Theatre – Shakespeare & Company’s 500-seat…

REVIEW: “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Ancram Opera House presents a battle between two superheroes! Featured in an eighth-century B.C. epic poem (Homer’s The Iliad), Achilles, a demi-god, was the most powerful warrior in Ancient Greece, and his nemesis, Hector, was the greatest warrior in Troy.  Actor MaConnia Chesser, playing the Poet, brings…

An Interview with MaConnia Chesser and Jeffrey Mousseau About “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

October 21-24 MaConnia Chesser, an actor well known to Berkshire audiences, seen this past summer as Goneril in “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company, will be performing in the solo show “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House. “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagle’s…

REVIEW: “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company

by Christopher Tucci Audiences heading to The New Spruce Theater, where 40 foot spruce trees are the natural backdrop to the three-quarter round stage, to see Shakespeare and Company’s King Lear should be prepared for an evening outdoors. Frequent patrons of Tanglewood are familiar with the routine: bug spray, a…

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 Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Kevin G. Coleman, the Director of Education and founding member of Shakespeare & Company, and runner-up for the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education (2016), believes that “The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare having fun.  Period.  No grand themes. No deep waters.”  And that’s what…

REVIEW: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell A wooded glade lined with white pine trees in the Berkshires is a perfect stand-in for the Forest of Arden, the setting for As You Like It, the tale of palace intrigue, battling brothers, pastoral comedy and young love now at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. Duke…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company announces its 2018 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 joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Carey Crim’s New England Premiere of Morning After…

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