(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce the return of Lovers’ Spat, this year with a new twist. The popular performance will be hosted by internationally acclaimed comedienne Alison Larkin. Company actors and guest performers explore the complexities of love in staged readings featuring theatre’s most notorious couples’ loving, fighting, scheming and wooing. Lover’s Spat is directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and will be performed in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on Saturday, February 17 at 7:00pm and Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm.
“In a whole smorgasbord of Shakescenes, we do the fighting and you do the making up on Valentine’s Day weekend,” said Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. “Join Alison Larkin and Shakespeare & Company artists as they slam and scrunch each other into impossible situations and then wriggle out of them with dizzying effect.”
Company artists include: Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Martin Jason Asprey, David Bertoldi, Ariel Bock, Gregory Boover, Sarah Bowles, Allyn Burrows, MaConnia Chesser, Annie Considine, Johnny Lee Davenport, Jonathan Epstein, Luke Haskell, Tamara Hickey, Alison Howard, David Joseph, Caitlin Kraft, Madeleine Maggio, Kirsten Peacock, Patrick Toole, and Kai Tshikosi.
Tickets are $25 general admission. $10 student tickets are also available for both performances. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at www.shakespeare.org 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. The performance runs two hours with a fifteen minute intermission.
For tickets or more information visit shakespeare.org.
About Alison Larkin
Known on both sides of the Atlantic as the English American, Alison Larkin, hailed by The Times as “hugely entertaining”, is a comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator/producer, keynote speaker and the bestselling author of The English American, a novel. Her autobiographical one-woman show about an adopted English women who finds her birth parents in the U.S. was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. As an actress, she has appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theater and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her audiobook production company Alison Larkin Presents is located in Stockbridge and produces high quality audiobooks from the novels of Jane Austen, Agatha Christie to modern thrillers, non-fiction, mysteries. To learn more visit www.alisonlarkin.com.
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 www.shakespeare.org.