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Smart People

by Lydia R. Diamond

Nov 19 - Nov 22, 2020

Directed by Aimée K. Michel
Stage Manager Hope Rose Kelly*

Cloteal L. Horne* as Valerie Johnston
Lawrence James* as Jackson Moore
Zoe Laiz* as Ginny Yang
Nick Nudler as Brian White

* 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.

It is the eve of Obama's first election. Four of Harvard University's brightest – a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist – are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But, like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia R. Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.

Join Artistic Director Allyn Burrows as he moderates a discussion with director Aimee K. Michel and the cast as they discuss Smart People.

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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.