Shakespeare & Company Announces Shakespeare Lineup for the 2020 Summer Seaso

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is delighted to announce its Shakespeare lineup for the 2020 summer season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis, the season will include three Shakespeare plays: King Lear directed by Nicole Ricciardi featuring the Drama Desk and Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Back to the Future trilogy) in the title role, Much Ado About Nothing directed…

Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 Fall Festival of Shakespeare Begins

Common Classes for the Ten Participating High Schools Start Next Week (Lenox, MA) –  Shakespeare & Company‘s acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare is back, bringing together over 500 middle and high school students to explore Shakespeare, creativity, and teamwork. Ten schools are represented in this year’s Festival, coming from the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, and eastern New York State. The nationally recognized program begins…

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: 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 Reading of “Julius Caesar” with John Douglas Thompson

“Let slip the dogs of war” (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 along with a cast of returning Company favorites. The…

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…