REVIEW: “Time Stands Still” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger “I live off the suffering of strangers.  I build a career on the sorrows of people I don’t know and will never see again. . . I’m such a fraud.” These concerns are expressed by international photojournalist Sarah Goodman in a revealing moment as she recuperates from critical injuries inflicted by a…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “Time Stands Still”

Performances Run September 13 – October 13, 2019 (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents Donald Margulies’ Tony Award Nominee, Time Stands Still. This production will be directed by Nicole Ricciardi, who helmed last seasons critically-acclaimed production of Creditors by August Strindberg, and the 2017 sell-out 4000 Miles. Time Stands Still marks the second time the Company produces a play by Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.…

REVIEW: “HIR” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin Editor’s Note: The playwright’s preferred pronoun is judy. Since the classic Greeks created the drama there have been plays about dysfunctional families starting with Oedipus Rex followed by Hamlet, A Doll’s House, The Little Foxes, A Long Day’s Journey…, Buried Child, and now we have HIR by Taylor Mac at Shakespeare and Company’s…

Shakespeare & Company presents HIR by Taylor Mac

“Every decade is about a community that is being built as a result of being torn apart.“—Taylor Mac. (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents Obie Award-winning playwright Taylor Mac’s dark comedy HIR, directed by Alice Reagan, and featuring long-time Company veterans John Hadden and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 13 – October…

REVIEW: “Heisenberg” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane In 1927 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg posited what is often referred to as the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: it is not possible to measure simultaneously the position and the velocity of an object, even in theory. Playwright Simon Stephens has said that this quantum theory seems to define the way in which…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Heisenberg, Directed by Tina Packer

“Quirky, lovely, funny, and powerful.” – Associated Press (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents Heisenberg by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. Featuring Company veterans Tamara Hickey and Malcolm Ingram, performances run in the Tina Packer Playhouse August 11 – September 2.…

Shakespeare & Company Adds October 5 “God of Carnage” Performance to Aid Hurricane Relief

Proceeds will be donated to the One America Appeal (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company adds a special benefit performance to its God of Carnage run to give back to those impacted by the recent hurricanes. The proceeds from the added performance will be donated to the One America Appeal to support those effected by the terrible devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Shakespeare…