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…

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…

REVIEW: “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell   Cross-dressing, mistaken identity, unrequited love, bawdy humor, and a few heart-stopping moments of darkness and deep emotion:  Shakespeare & Company’s hugely talented and appealing company works hard to make every word of Twelfth Night breathe as if freshly written.   Sticking with the play pretty much as written (recent productions in…

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…

REVIEW: “Morning After Grace” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger For its first production of the 2018 season, Shakespeare & Company dispenses with kings, queens and wars, instead seeking a perfect marriage between the characters depicted onstage and the viewing audience.  Although, alas, no perfect marriage exists for the three mature characters in Carey Crim’s Morning After Grace, the seniors among the…

Shakespeare & Company Presents New England Premiere of “Morning After Grace”

“…It is a delightful farce without being shallow; it is thought-provoking without being pretentious.” —ENCORE (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents the New England Premiere of Morning After Grace written by Cary Crim, and directed by Regge Life who helmed last season’s hit comedy God of Carnage. Morning After Grace is an unconventional new comedy tackling love, loss, and second chances. Performances run from May 24th – July 15th in…