Lovers Spat up next at Shakespeare & Company

A Lovers' Spat can take many forms.

A Lovers’ Spat can take many forms.

Shakespeare & Company Presents Lovers’ Spat — Shakespeare’s Famous Couple’s Encounters

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce Lovers’ Spat — Shakespeare’s Famous Couple’s Encounters on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Company actors and guest performers explore the complexities of love in staged readings featuring Shakespeare’s most notorious couples’ loving, fighting, scheming and wooing. Lover’s Spat is directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and performed in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

“The best part of quarreling is making up,” said Allyn Burrows. “On this Valentine’s weekend we do the quarreling and you do the making up, or making out, or making your sweetheart laugh.”

Scenes will include lovers Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne, and more. Comedian Kevin Bartini is our MC, and the cast features Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Jason Asprey, Allyn Burrows, MaConnia Chesser, Tamara Hickey, David Joseph, and more.

Tickets are $25 general admission. $10 student tickets are also available for both performances. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at or by calling the Shakespeare & Company box office at (413) 637-3353. The Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Shakespeare & Company is located at 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Monthly programming continues in March when the Company celebrates local playwright Joan Ackermann, with readings of six of her plays include Zara Spook, Stanton’s Garage, The Batting Cage, Ice Glen, and a new world premiere script!

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About Shakespeare & Company

Located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the largest Shakespeare Festivals in the country. Founded in 1978, the organization attracts over 30,000 patrons annually. The Company is also home to Shakespeare & Company’s internationally renowned Center for Actor Training and nationally renowned and an award-winning Education Program. More information is available at

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