2016 Performancesview all
* past performances
Multi-show pass packages and single tickets for the 2016 performance season now on sale.
May 27 – July 30, 2016
by Lauren Gunderson | Directed by Nicole Ricciardi | Cast: Maddie Jo Landers, Tangela | Large, Lucy Lavely
"...an often hilarious romp across the liberal-conservative divide...The Taming is an uproarious good time." - Albany Times Union Inside the heightened, cheerfully absurd world of The...
June 16 – August 28, 2016
Ugly Lies the Bone
by Lindsey Ferrentino | Directed by Daniela Varon | Featuring Christianna Nelson | with Hamish Allan-Headley, Ariel Bock, Dylan Chalfy and Rory Hammond | Regional Premiere
"A bracing drama that confronts an achingly topical issue with hardheaded honesty and admirable compassion. Lindsey Ferrentino is a brave playwright and a writer of...
July 01 – August 21, 2016
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Tina Packer | Featuring Jonathan Epstein
"thrilling...extraordinary...Shakespeare's text cracks through the air like lightning" - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal "...beautifully conceived and executed...wallopingly powerful...top-notch production...Epstein is mightily good as Shylock" -...
July 14 – August 20, 2016
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Jonathan Croy | Cast: Greg Boover, Colin Gold, Kaileela Hobby, Marcus Kearns, Zoe Laiz, Conor Moroney | *A part of Shakespeare in American Communities
Outdoors, fresh, and fast-paced, Shakespeare’s rebellious comedy catapults audiences into a world of illusion, debauchery and mayhem. Amidst the forest and foliage, audiences are transported...
July 15 – August 20, 2016
The Emperor of the Moon
by Aphra Behn | Directed by Jenna Ware | World Premiere Adaptation
"This production is a hoot-and-a-half with its larger-than-life characters, tongue-in-cheek line delivery, vigorous staging and very talented actors who are obviously enjoying themselves." - Berkshire...
July 23 – September 04, 2016
by Liz Duffy Adams | Directed by Alice Reagan | Featuring Tod Randolph | with Nehassaiu deGannes and Allyn Burrows
"A comedy tailor-made for theater people, but also for anyone who loves literature, love, laughter, or what you will." - Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect The bawdy...
August 03 – August 13, 2016
by Stephan Wolfert | Directed by Eric Tucker | Performed by Stephan Wolfert
In an inspiring 75 minutes, Stephan Wolfert recounts his own experience pre- and post-military service. Through the lines of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and his...
August 04 – September 04, 2016
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Jonathan Croy
Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy’s best friend meets girl and also loves girl. Hilarity ensues as love is professed, secret plans are made,...
August 18 – August 19, 2016
Shakespeare & Young Company Summer
The eight-week SYCo Summer Conservatory provides intense training and immersion into the life of the Company for 17 to 20 year-old students, culminating with these...
August 18 – September 11, 2016
by Nilo Cruz | Directed by Daniel Gidron | Featuring Annette Miller
"Exquisite...dreamlike...the poetry of Cruz's writing is what those who love his work cite most often about his style, and Sotto Voce has that." - Miami...
December 15 – December 18, 2016
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry | Directed by Jenna Ware | Featuring David Joseph and Ryan Winkles
The beloved holiday production returns to Shakespeare & Company, with its live sound effects and rapid character changes. Follow George Bailey as he discovers 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.