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: “Mothers and Sons” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane “There is nothing permanent except change.”  –Heraclitus As the lights come up we see two people, a mature woman wrapped in a mink and a handsome man on the outskirts of middle age, peering into the distance. They stand parallel, about a couple of yards apart, in a well-appointed New York apartment,…

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 Announces Additional Performance of “Creditors”

Added performance will play August 8 at 3pm “…this production of Creditors crackles with suspense and riveting performances” -TheaterMania (Lenox, MA) – By popular demand, Shakespeare & Company adds an additional performance of August Strindberg’s dark comedy Creditors, adapted by playwright David Greig and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. In this production of what Strindberg calls his “most mature work,” three characters must face…

REVIEW: “The Chinese Lady” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin The first Chinese woman to arrive in America was Afong Moy in 1834; she was 14 years old.  Her father sent her here after receiving a payment from the Carne brothers who exhibited her in the Pearle Museum in New York City.  Afong Moy is the protagonist in Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese…

REVIEW” “Creditors” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger In a recent interview with the Times Union, Nicole Ricciardi, director of Shakespeare & Company’s current production of Creditors, describes the play as “one ninety-minute song.” Despite the fact that there is no music, Ricciardi and her consummate cast devote themselves to “following the rhythm” in Strindberg’s play.  What a gorgeous song…

REVIEW: “Love’s Labors Lost” at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns Imagine sitting in a beautiful, verdant shaded dell on a perfect Berkshire summer’s evening. Even though busy Route 7 is in walking distance of where you are sitting, any sound of the traffic is muffled by the majestic old growth trees surrounding you. At the base of the gentle slope before…