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40th Season Ruby Gala

July 01, 4:00pm – 11:00pm

40th Season Ruby Gala

Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation celebrating Shakespeare & Company's vibrant 40-year history with special performances by guest artists and friends of the company. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Tina Packer...

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Fourth of July Community Celebration

July 04, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Fourth of July Community Celebration

Join us for an all-American Independence Day celebration with music and a public reading of one of the most stirring, influential, and potent documents in our country's history: The Declaration of Independence. Reading begins at 3 PM. Food is available...

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July 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH (6-17) Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We...

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July 15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cymbeline Talk

Join director Tina Packer and actors Jonathan Epstein and Tamara Hickey for a lively discussion about their Cymbeline production. $10 Adults | $5 Youth (6-17) The Tina Packer Playhouse

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July 19, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We explore...

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July 23, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Intimate Apparel Talk

Join Director Daniela Varon for a discussion about Intimate Apparel and the process for bringing it to the stage at Shakespeare & Company. The Talk begins at 2:00 PM in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. General admission: $10 Adult | $5 Youth...

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July 27, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH (6-17) Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We...

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August 04, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH (6-17) Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We...

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Via Dolorosa by David Hare, featuring Jonathan Epstein

August 11, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Via Dolorosa by David Hare, featuring Jonathan Epstein

"Hare’s unique talents and seeming remoteness from the issues at hand are precisely what make this journey of the heart and mind so theatrically invigorating." —Variety "Via Dolorosa has such an astonishing abundance of stories, characters and ideas that, when you...

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August 12, 10:30am – 11:30am

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH (6-17) Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We...

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TS Eliot and His Love of Shakespeare: Allyn Burrows and Michi Wiancko

August 12, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

TS Eliot and His Love of Shakespeare: Allyn Burrows and Michi Wiancko

"Every poet would like, I fancy, to be able to think that he had some direct social utility . . . He would like to be something of a popular entertainer, and be able to think his own thoughts behind...

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Shakespeare & Young Company

August 18, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shakespeare & Young Company

The Shakespeare & Young Company actors ages 17-20 work, learn, and play all summer long alongside our professional acting company, concluding with these final performances. Come enjoy their passionate performances—sure to delight audiences of all ages. GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 Adult |...

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Door of No Return

August 18, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Door of No Return

Partly autobiographical, but drawing primarily on historical research and present-day interviews, Door of No Return courageously excavates the rich, complex but often silenced multicultural legacies of New England. Nehassaiu deGannes is a trickster/shaman figure voicing experiences of immigration, displacement, enslavement, and...

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Shakespeare & Young Company

August 19, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shakespeare & Young Company

The Shakespeare & Young Company actors ages 17-20 work, learn, and play all summer long alongside our professional acting company, concluding with these final performances. Come enjoy their passionate performances—sure to delight audiences of all ages. GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 Adult |...

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August 19, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Tempest Talk

Join Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and actor Nigel Gore for a talk exploring the themes and challenges of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Talk begins at 2:00 pm in The Roman Garden Theatre. General Admission: $10 Adult | $5 Youth (6-17)

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In Light of Jane with Tod Randolph; and special concert by Kris Delmhorst

August 19, 8:30pm – 11:00pm

In Light of Jane with Tod Randolph; and special concert by Kris Delmhorst

In Light of Jane, a lighting designer visits an empty theatre space two years after a devastating loss, and as she sorts through her memories, the way forward is illuminated in unexpected ways. This funny and moving piece features Shakespeare...

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August 20, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH (6-17) Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We...

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Bad Dates featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder with special guest Vikki True

August 20, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Bad Dates featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder with special guest Vikki True

“And then I realize, in this sort of strange, hallucinatory moment, that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he's saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that...

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Women of Will: Coming Home

August 25, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Women of Will: Coming Home

After three years of traveling the world and a four month Off-Broadway run, Women of Will comes home. By examining passion and intrigue through women’s eyes, we see how Shakespeare himself developed as a human being. Tina is joined by...

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August 26, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Wharton One-Acts Talk

Join directoer Normi Noel and adaptor Dennis Krausnick in a lively discussion about Edith Wharton's stories and their adaptation into plays. The talk begins at 1:00 PM in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. General admission: $10 Adult | $5 Youth (6-17)

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Travels with the Masked Man and Performance by Bobby Sweet

August 26, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Travels with the Masked Man and Performance by Bobby Sweet

This evening is a fascinating blend of drama and music. John Hadden performs a riveting 50-minute, one-man show based on his book Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me. Bobby Sweet infuses the show with his unique...

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August 28, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We explore...

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Crown

Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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