The 24th Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare will take place November 15–18, 2012 in The Tina Packer Playhouse. Follow us on Facebook!
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 Founders’ Theatre Mainstage 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.
The 24th Annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare was made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, The Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Berkshire Bank, and the generous support of the participating high schools, and a coalition of individuals, families, and businesses.
Fall Festival of Shakespeare 2012
Tina Packer Playhouse
Thursday, November 15
6:30 Taconic Hills High School’s Twelfth Night
Directors: Caroline Calkins, Marcus Kearns
8:30 Lenox Memorial High School’s The Winter’s Tale
Directors: Kelly Galvin, Alex Stewart
Friday, November 16
6:30 Taconic High School’s Henry IV, Part I
Directors: Josie Wilson, Luke Reed
8:30 Lee High School’s Henry V
Directors: Emily Ehlinger, Jesse Jou
Saturday, November 17
1:30 Monument Mt. Regional High School’s Julius Caesar
Directors: Enrico Spada, Sarah Bowles
3:30 Mount Everett Regional School’s Love’s Labour’s Lost
Directors: Carmen Mandley, Caitlin Kraft
6:15 Mt. Greylock Regional High School’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directors: Josh McCabe, Jessie Earl
8:30 Springfield Central High School’s The Tempest
Directors: Lezlie Lee, Elke Van Dyke, Kathleen Gilhooly and Michael Cremonini
Assistant Director: Anne Marie Bettencourt
Sunday, November 18
1:30 Chatham High School’s As You Like It
Directors: Brittany Morgan, Kiki Bertocci
3:30 North Andover High School’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Directors: Tom Jaeger, Conor Moroney
5:00 The Reverence