A message from Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows
As the situation with Covid-19 develops quickly we here at Shakespeare & Company have been in constant discussion about the wisest measures to take in the face of this pandemic. What is abundantly clear is that gatherings of any kind are a sure way to perpetuate the spread of the virus. Under normal circumstances we celebrate gatherings. They are our lifeblood and the very means through which we can tell extraordinary stories in the way that makes theatre unique and valuable.
For now the gatherings will have to wait. We have to put the health and safety of our patrons and artists at the priority that is required to eradicate the Coronavirus, and that means following the advice of the experts who have the knowledge to guide us through this to the other side of it.
Our hearts go out to our fellow theatre companies and other organizations that had to abruptly interrupt their programming in the face of this crisis. We are examining all the facts and will make a determination very soon on how to proceed with our own summer schedule in a way that keeps everyone safe.
For now, please know that we're thinking of you, and we look forward to welcoming you here with open arms when we can.
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.