Shakespeare & Company Announces Full 2019 Summer Season

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company is thrilled to announce its 2019 summer season, May 23 – October 13, 2019. Under the theme, “The Strings of the Heart,” the season includes Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew, and, in a special work-shop production, Coriolanus. The contemporary plays this season are the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan; Tony Award nominated play The Children by…

REVIEW: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell A wooded glade lined with white pine trees in the Berkshires is a perfect stand-in for the Forest of Arden, the setting for As You Like It, the tale of palace intrigue, battling brothers, pastoral comedy and young love now at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. Duke Frederick has banished his brother,…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “As You Like It” Outdoors in the Roman Garden Theatre

 “Love is merely a madness” – Act III, Scene ii (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy As You Like It, directed by the Company’s Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, who helmed last season’s acclaimed production of The Tempest. The Bard’s madcap story follows Rosalind, played by two-time Elliot Norton Award winner Aimee Doherty, who escapes a threatening world…

REVIEW: “Macbeth” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Imagine a production of Macbeth without the witches. No “When shall we three meet again?” No “Double, double toil and trouble: Fire, burn; and, cauldron, bubble.” No cauldron for that matter; no murderers to kill Banquo or Macduff’s family—only blood magically spurting from their chests. These are some of the many alterations…

Shakespeare & Company Holds 2018 Season Gala

(Lenox, MA) – Honoring Trustee Michael A. Miller for his twenty-five years of service, Shakespeare & Company held its 2018 Season Gala on Saturday, June 30th. The sold-out benefit, co-chaired by Rhea Werner and Suzanne Werner, was the most successful in Company history, raising more than $400,000 for Training, Education, and Performance programs. The festivities began…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “Macbeth”

“…something wicked this way comes.” (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Obie Award-winning director Melia Bensussen. Company veterans Jonathan Croy and Tod Randolph take the helm as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, two of Shakespeare’s most notorious anti-heroes. Shakespeare’s stunning classic of blind ambition and corrosive power runs from July 3 – August 5 in the Tina Packer Playhouse.…

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Season Casting

(Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company announces its 2018 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 joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Carey Crim’s New England Premiere of Morning After Grace, a comedic romance about…