Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration at Shakespeare & Company

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company‘s Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare returns to the Tina Packer Playhouse for Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration. Join the Company on Saturday, April 21 at 7pm as they celebrate the Bard’s birthday with a rousing 90-minute performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, followed by a reception with the artists, and birthday cake!

The magical family-friendly production emphasizes Shakespeare’s language, dramatic action, and the vital relationship between the actors and the audience. The play features a seven-member cast who take on multiple roles. The cast includes: Andrew Barrett, David Bertoldi, Gregory Boover, Alison Howard, Caitlin Kraft, Kirsten Peacock, and Kai Tshikosi. The production is directed by Douglas Seldin, with costumes by Elizabeth Magas, and production design by James W. Bilnoski.

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Tickets to this special performance are on sale now. Seating is general admission, $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets 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.

Shakespeare & Company’s 2018 Summer Performance Season is now on sale! Under the theme of Delight, Deceit, and Desire, the season includes three Shakespeare plays: Macbeth, As You Like It, and Love’s Labor’s Lost; plus the New England Premiere of Morning After Grace by Carey Crim; Creditors by August Strindberg adapted by David Greig; Heisenberg by Laurence Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens; Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and HIR by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac.

Shakespeare & Company’s education programs are supported in part by grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and its YouthReach Initiative, Berkshire United Way, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Deborah and Bill Ryan, Jeffrey Konowitch and Wendy Laurin, The Feigenbaum Foundation, The Charles H. Hall Foundation, the Cultural Councils of Lee, Lenox, New Marlborough, Northern Berkshire, Pittsfield, Sheffield, Springfield, and Tyringham; local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and a coalition of local businesses, families, and individuals.

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 award-winning Education Program. More information is available at

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