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Storytellers & Songwriters: A Celebration of Shakespeare & Company's 40th Season
This special array of events features intimate performances and creative collaborations by long-time Company artists and extraordinary musical guests.
A Celebration of Music and Text
Many of these stories are interwoven with live music and original compositions by award-winning musicians and songwriters. Each evening presents a unique, one-night-only performance. Performing artists include Tina Packer, Nigel Gore, Jonathan Epstein, Tod Randolph, Elizabeth Aspenleider, Nehassaiu deGannes, John Hadden, and Allyn Burrows. Special musical guests include Michi Wiancko, Kris Delmhorst, and Bobby Sweet. All performances are at the Tina Packer Playhouse.
May 25 – July 16, 2017
by Amy Herzog | Directed by Nicole Ricciardi | Featuring Annette Miller
“A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big...
July 04 – August 06, 2017
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Tina Packer | Featuring Jonathan Epstein and Tamara Hickey
A rarely performed story of intrigue and deception in the face of steely resolve, Cymbeline bears the wondrous language of the seasoned playwright through wild...
July 11 – August 19, 2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Jonathan Croy
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” ― Act 1 Scene 1 Four lovers lost in the woods and a group of rude mechanicals...
July 20 – August 13, 2017
by Lynn Nottage | Directed by Daniela Varon | Featuring Nehassaiu deGannes and Christianna Nelson
“Lynn Nottage...a rare, vital, important theatrical voice...” —The New York Times The first female playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize twice, Lynn Nottage explores the strength...
August 10 – September 03, 2017
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Allyn Burrows | Featuring Nigel Gore and Jason Asprey
“Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises...” —Act 3, Scene 2 Likely the Bard’s final piece that he penned alone, The Tempest sets the...
August 17 – September 10, 2017
The Wharton Comedies
Adapted by Dennis Krausnick | Directed by Normi Noel | Featuring David Joseph, Corinna May, and Diane Prusha
“...as sharp cut as a diamond and as hard of surface.”—New York Review of Books ”Forty years ago R. W. B. Lewis won the Pulitzer Prize...
September 14 – October 08, 2017
God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza | Translated by Christopher Hampton | Directed by Regge Life | Featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Allyn Burrows, Jonathan Croy, and Kristin Wold
“Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly...” —The New York Times This Tony and Olivier Award-winning New York smash hit by the...
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.