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
Twelfth Night (at The Mount)
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
**This production is at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, located at 2 Plunkett Street, at the corner of Route 7 in Lenox, just a short...
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
Or, by Liz Duffy Adams
by Liz Duffy Adams | Directed by Alice Reagan | Featuring Tod Randolph | with Nehassaiu deGannes and Allyn Burrows
A Contemporary Restoration Comedy about sex, love and espionage. "Rich with pleasures theatrical, linguistic, philosophical and comedic...a special kind of seduction...” - Albany Times Union "a clever...
August 03 – August 13, 2016
by Stephan Wolfert | Directed by Eric Tucker | Performed by Stephan Wolfert
“intense, exquisitely performed... Wolfert's insights into PTSD, its damage and collateral damage, are stunning and enlightening.” - Berkshire Eagle In an inspirational one-man show, Stephan Wolfert...
August 04 – September 04, 2016
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Jonathan Croy
"flawless...fun-filled...outstanding" - The Berkshire Edge "a near perfect production...an absolute delight" -CurtainUp Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy’s best friend meets girl and also loves girl....
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...
October 08 – October 08, 2016
Hamlet, A Staged Reading
Join us for a staged reading of Hamlet featuring Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story and The Big Short.) Directed by Kevin G. Coleman, Shakespeare &...
November 17 – November 20, 2016
2016 Fall Festival of Shakespeare
The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a nine-week residency program at high schools throughout western Massachusetts and parts of neighboring New York State. Shakespeare...
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
"utterly charming...a delight from beginning to end." -Berkshire Arts Almanac "a seasonal delicacy." -Talkin' Broadway "this is comfort food for the heart and soul." -Berkshire Eagle The beloved...
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.