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Fall Festival of Shakespeare

The 27th Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare took place on November 19-22, 2015 in The Tina Packer Playhouse. Follow us on Facebook!

Mt. Greylock Regional High School presents
“Henry V” in 2008.


The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is nine-week residency program at high schools throughout western Massachusetts and parts of neighboring New York State. Shakespeare & Company directors at each school lead nearly 500 students through a language-based exploration of a Shakespeare play, culminating in a full-scale production performed on Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse for the public. The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a crown jewel of our performance season. When these high-energy teenagers set loose the power of Shakespeare’s language in front of packed houses, the thrill is contagious.

Tina Packer Playhouse
November 19 – 22

Thu, Nov 19 6:15 Lee High School The Winter’s Tale
Thu, Nov 19 8:30 Lenox Memorial High School Twelfth Night
Fri, Nov 20 6:30 Berkshire Waldorf High School The Tempest
Fri, Nov 20 8:30 Mt. Greylock Regional High School Macbeth
Sat, Nov 21 1:30 Mt. Everett Regional High School The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sat, Nov 21 3:30 Taconic High School Macbeth
Sat, Nov 21 6:15 Monument Mountain Regional High School The History of Henry VI
Sat, Nov 21 8:30 Springfield Central High School Antony and Cleopatra
Sun, Nov 22 1:30 Taconic Hills High School Richard III
Sun, Nov 22 3:30 Chatham High School The Winter’s Tale

The 27th Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is supported in part by Deborah and Bill M. Ryan; Jeffrey Konowitch and Wendy Laurin and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Hearst Foundation; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation; the Lee, Stockbridge, Richmond, Monterey, New Marlborough, Sheffield, Tyringham, West Stockbridge, Pittsfield and Lenox Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and a coalition of local businesses, families, and individuals.