REVIEW: “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell   Cross-dressing, mistaken identity, unrequited love, bawdy humor, and a few heart-stopping moments of darkness and deep emotion:  Shakespeare & Company’s hugely talented and appealing company works hard to make every word of Twelfth Night breathe as if freshly written.   Sticking with the play pretty much as written (recent productions in…

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…

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents “Pride and Prejudice”

(Dorset, VT– July 31, 2018) Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, presents Kate Hamill’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, adapted from the original novel by Jane Austen, directed by Christopher V. Edwards, with a cast that includes KRYSTEL LUCAS (“The Blacklist”, “Jessica Jones”)…

REVIEW: “Cymbeline” at Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare’s “tragical-comical-historical-pastoral” by Barbara Waldinger Congratulations to Tina Packer and her supremely talented and versatile cast and crew on their gorgeous production of Cymbeline at Shakespeare & Company!  We are transported back to the early glory days of the company, outdoors at the Mount, when performers surrounded the audience as they brought to life the…