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…

Shakespeare & Company Presents a Costumed Reading of “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley”

This holiday season, Shakespeare & Company presents a lively, costumed reading of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley. Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Ariel Bock, the play features the many familiar characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as well as some new faces. A companion to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – the first Jane…

Fall Festival of Shakespeare Returns with New Live-stream Viewing Option

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company’s 33rd annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare returns Thursday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 21 – welcoming more than 300 students from 10 high schools in Massachusetts and New York, and presenting 10 different productions. For the first time in its history, the festival will be live-streamed through Community…

Shakespeare & Company Offers In-Person Screenings of “Speak What We Feel”

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company will present in-person screenings of Speak What We Feel, a documentary by Patrick J. Toole about the Company’s acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare, on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Tina Packer Playhouse. The first feature-length film project in the Company’s 44-year…

REVIEW:”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…

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