Shakespeare & Company Announces Complete 2020 Season

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce its 2020 summer season, May 21 – October 18, 2020. Under the theme “The Labyrinth of Love” the season includes Shakespeare titles: King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, and, in a special workshop production, Measure for Measure. The contemporary plays this season are The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell; What Rhymes With…

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.…

Shakespeare & Company Wins Six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards

Top honors for Outstanding Play Production went to the Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is proud to have been honored with six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards. At a ceremony held in Pittsfield last week, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented 23 Berkshire Theatre Awards. This was the…

Fourth Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Presented

Mac-Haydn Theatre and Shakespeare & Company Take Top Honors PITTSFIELD, MA (November 12, 2019) – At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards…

REVIEW: Topdog/Underdog” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane   I lived in Manhattan for many years, and, particularly downtown and in other neighborhoods heavily populated with tourists, fast-talking young men enticing naive people to bet on a game of three-card monte were a familiar sight. Standing behind makeshift tables made of a few crates and topped with a large piece…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog”

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Suzan-Lori Parks‘ pulitzer prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog directed by the distinguished Regge Life, who helmed the Company’s acclaimed razor sharp comedy God of Carnage in 2017. Topdog/Underdog is a dynamic comedic drama running from August 13 to September 8 in the Tina Packer Playhouse. “Topdog/Underdog is one of the most powerful and moving plays from the theater; and in my opinion it’s Suzan-Lori…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Summer Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is proud to announce its 2019 Summer Season casting. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows the Company’s Summer Season includes a roster of audience beloved artists, critically-acclaimed actors, and a host of newcomers. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. Under the theme, “The…