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by Richard Wesley

Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2020

Directed by Regge Life^
Stage Manger Hope Rose Kelly*

Ariel Bock* as Governor
Allyn Burrows* as Calabrese
Charls Hall* as Zack Drayton
Cloteal L. Horne* as Tricia Johnson
Devante Owens as Ronald Drayton
Shanelle Chole Villegas as Melissa Longley
Kevin Craig West* as Franklyn Longley

* Appearing through an arrangement between this theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
^This director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

"As we enter the final week of the 2020 campaigns no play could be more timely than "Autumn". The machinations of American politics are on full view as the play unfolds a tale of politics on the surface and the real deal making that is always happening behind the scenes. Reputation and legacy are on the line for a politician who has been in the game for a very long time and the shifting needs of the people he has sworn and the desires of those who survive by means of politics, put him to the test." - Regge Life

Franklyn Longley is a veteran big-city mayor who’s in line to become the first black governor of his state – until his godson is tapped by the party to run instead. As a new generation of Black politicians comes forward, they must learn there is a price to pay in order to realize their ambitions. This gripping political drama explores the conflicts that arise when aspirations collide across generational, racial, and gender divides.

Join playwright Richard Wesley, director Regge Life and the cast as they discuss Autumn.

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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.