Finn Wittrock Joins John Douglas Thompson in Reading of “Julius Caesar”

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents a one-time-only performance of Julius Caesar directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer, who was recently honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Shakespeare Theatre Association. The special staged reading features the Obie Award-winning John Douglas Thompson as Brutus and Finn Wittrock as Mark Antony, along with a cast of returning Company favorites. The reading…

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…

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 “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Performances Run August 8 – September 1, 2019 “O powerful Love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other a man a beast.” – Act V, Scene V (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by founding company member and Director of Education, Kevin…

Shakespeare & Company’s Summer Training Institute Kicks Off 2019 Session

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company‘s Summer Training Institute kicked off last month. The four week program provides young actors, ages 18-25, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the actor/audience acting approach and pedagogy of the Company. The Summer Training Institute is targeted for undergraduate theatre students, recent graduates, and early career acting professionals. This summer the…

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” “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…