Shakespeare & Company Presents a Winter Play Reading Festival 

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce its annual Winter Play Reading  Festival on January 18 and 19, 2020. This weekend of staged readings will showcase emerging and established playwrights, and feature Company artists. All performances will take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, Massachusetts.…

REVIEW: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Kevin G. Coleman, the Director of Education and founding member of Shakespeare & Company, and runner-up for the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education (2016), believes that “The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare having fun.  Period.  No grand themes. No deep waters.”  And that’s what he provides in his direction…

Emergent Ensemble Presents “You Are Not Alone”

GREAT BARRINGTON — “You Are Not Alone,” a new play about addiction, recovery, and the opioid crisis by Patrick Toole, will be performed March 28-April 6 by Emergent Ensemble at the Universalist Unitarian Meeting of Southern Berkshire, 1089 Main St. in Housatonic. Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Toole, a Berkshires native…

Joan Ackermann: One playwright, One Weekend

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce Joan Ackermann: One Playwright, One Weekend with staged play readings Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19. Company actors and guest performers will explore the most beloved scripts of prolific playwright, journalist and screenwriter, Joan Ackermann. Ackermann’s plays have been reviewed as very funny from The Wall Street Journal and joyously entertaining by the Louisville Courier Journal. The…