Cast Announced for Shakespeare & Company’s “Much Ado About Nothing”

LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company announces the cast of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, to be staged outdoors at the Company’s New Spruce Theatre, July 2 through August 14. Directed by Kelly Galvin, Much Ado About Nothing is a celebration of true love, friendship, and comedy that features some of Shakespeare’s most…

Actor Brian Cox to Appear at Shakespeare & Company’s Sapphire Gala, June 25

LENOX, Mass. — Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce actor Brian Cox (Succession, Nuremberg) will join the Sapphire Gala’s performance schedule on Saturday, June 25, at Shakespeare & Company’s Lenox, Mass. campus. Cox joins previously announced performers actors John Douglas Thompson, Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, Tom Gold Dance, musicians of…

REVIEW: “An Iliad” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin MaConnia Chesser is delivering a riveting performance in Shakespeare and Company’s one-woman play An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare.  It was previously performed by Chesser at the Ancram Opera House where the director of this production, Jeffrey Mousseau, originally staged it and is that company’s…

“An Iliad” Staged at Shakespeare & Company June 3-July 3

Modern Retelling of Homer’s Classic Features MaConnia Chesser as The Poet LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company will stage An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare June 3 through July 3 at the Tina Packer Playhouse, directed by Jeffrey Mousseau and featuring MaConnia Chesser as The Poet. Adapted from an acclaimed translation…

Popular Berkshire 1/2 TIX Program Returns June 2

Offering Same-Day, Half-Priced Tickets to Seven Performing Arts Venues (Pittsfield, MA) – Barrington Stage Company is excited to offer the return of the popular ½ TIX program for 2022, which offers half-priced tickets to residents and visitors throughout the Berkshires.  Patrons can buy same-day half-priced tickets to performances at two conveniently…

LENOX, Mass. – Sheila Bandyopadhyay has joined Shakespeare & Company as its Director of Training, beginning her new position on August 9. A director, movement specialist, performer, and devisor of original theater, Bandyopadhyay has an extensive background in both new work and Shakespeare and has trained and taught with the Company…

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 &…

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