Presented at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Featuring Alison Larkin
"I think everyone should be adopted. That way you can meet your birth parents when you're old enough to cope with them."~ Alison Larkin
Internationally acclaimed comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator, and bestselling author of The English American, Alison Larkin premieres her hilarious new show Alison Larkin LIVE right here in the Berkshires! Larkin will talk about England, America, adoption, reunion, parenting, life in the Berkshires, and how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Don't miss this night of laugh-out-loud comedy -- one weekend only!
Performance dates and times
Friday, May 4, 7:30pm- Performance
Saturday, May 5, 2:00pm- Performance (Post Show Panel)
Saturday, May 5, 7:30pm - Performance (Post Show Champagne Reception with Ms. Larkin for VIP ticket holders in the Bernstein Lobby).
No Berkshire, Senior, Teacher or Military Discount
Student Discount of $15*
*Student tickets are available for $15 each and may be purchased over the phone at 413-637-3353 or in person at the Shakespeare & Company Box Office. Student tickets are not available for purchase online.
“I loved The English American. I didn’t want it to end.” ~Alan Chartock, WAMC
“Alison Larkin offers hugely entertaining, marvelously light-footed reflections on how we become the kind of people we think we are . . . nature versus nurture and the ups and downs of the great Anglo American love affair.” ~The Times (London)
ABOUT ALISON LARKIN
Known on both sides of the Atlantic as the English American, Alison Larkin is a comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator/producer, screenwriter and the bestselling author of The English American, a novel. Her autobiographical one woman show about an adopted English women who finds her birth parents in the U.S. was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. As an actress she has appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theater and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Award-winning audiobooks narrated by Alison Larkin include The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie and Alice in Wonderland. Larkin's new one woman show Alison Larkin LIVE! will premiere at the Elayne Bernstein theater as part of WAM Theatre's 9th season on May 4th and 5h. For more info visit www.alisonlarkin.com.
ABOUT WAM THEATRE
Based in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, WAM Theatre is Where Arts and Activism Meet. The company was co-founded in 2010 by Canadian director, actor, educator, and producer Kristen van Ginhoven. WAM's vision is to create opportunity for women and girls through the mission of theatre as philanthropy. Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM donates a portion of the proceeds from its theatrical events to organizations that benefit women and girls. Since 2010 years, WAM Theatre has donated more than $41,500 to thirteen nonprofit organizations and provided paid work to more than 400 theatre artists. In 2017, WAM Theatre was awarded the prestigious Larry Murray Award for Community Outreach and Support by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association. In addition to the main stage productions and special events, WAM Theatre's activities include a comprehensive educational outreach program and the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. For more information, visit www.WAMTheatre.com.
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.