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2013 Performance Season

2013 Summer Season

Shakespeare & Company Announces 2013 Summer Season

Following a record-breaking 35th Season, Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Tony Simotes is pleased to announce the 2013 summer lineup of plays that will take place in the Tina Packer Playhouse and the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, including a number of special events that will underscore those productions. The highlights of the 2013 Summer Season include two full productions of Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard II, both of which will be performed for the first time on the Tina Packer Playhouse stage, as well as the previously announced Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Simotes and starring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, Apollo Dukakis, and OBIE Award winner John Douglas Thompson. Tickets will go on sale on February 14, 2013, and can be purchased online at or by calling 413-637-3353.


Shakespeare’s hilarious battle of wits, Love’s Labour’s Lost,
directed by Lisa Wolpe, featuring Mark Bedard and Jonathan Croy

The History Cycle begins with a limited run of Richard II, directed by Timothy Douglas,
featuring three-time OBIE Award winner Rocco Sisto and Tom O’Keefe

Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children,
directed by Artistic Director Tony Simotes,
featuring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, Apollo Dukakis,
and OBIE Award winner John Douglas Thompson


Terrence McNally’s portrait of Maria Callas, Master Class, directed by Daniel Gidron,
featuring Annette Miller and Deborah Grausman

Tom Stoppard’s translation of Gérald Sibleyras’ poignant comedy, Heroes,
directed by Kevin G. Coleman,
featuring Jonathan Epstein, Malcolm Ingram, and Robert Lohbauer

Martin McDonagh’s chilling dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane,
directed by Matthew Penn,
featuring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder

For a complete listing of the 2013 Summer Season events and performances, please read the Press Release describing the season!