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: “The Children” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin   First came the earthquake, then the tsunami that devastated villages, inundated farms, caused massive beach erosion and flooded a nuclear power plant along the English coast.  All this occurs before the beginning of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children, a provocative play currently enjoying an intelligent and engrossing production at Shakespeare & Company’s…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Lucy Kirkwood’s Timely Play “The Children”

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents Critics Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s timely play The Children, directed by James Warwick, back for his second season with the Company after last season’s acclaimed Mothers and Sons. The Children runs from July 18 to August 18 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre,  and was a 2018 Tony Award Best Play…

REVIEW: “The Waverly Gallery” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin   Kenneth Lonergan’s play The Waverly Gallery had its off-Broadway debut in 2000 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize the following year. It dramatizes the story of Gladys Green who, over a two-year period, slips from mild senility to full-blown dementia. The original production and the recent revival, which brought Elaine May…

Shakespeare & Company Opens its 2019 Season with “The Waverly Gallery”

Performances Run May 23 – July 14 “An exquisite blend of humor and sorrow.”—Broadway News (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company‘s season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This powerful story sheds a heartrending and humorous light on the effects of senility on a family. Performances run from May 23rd –…

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,…