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Shakespeare's Valentine Surprise

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Shakespeare's Valentine Surprise

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”—A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join our host Kevin Bartini for a weekend of love and fun. Company actors present scenes of some of the most famous lovers of all time – with plenty of wild surprises mixed in! Delight in the folly and madness of love as hearts are won and hearts are broken. The complexities of romance have never been so rousing, romantic, or ridiculously funny! Lunatics, lovers, and poets welcome!

We'll be exploring scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Richard III.

As a classically trained stage actor, Kevin got his start in theater in Berkshire County, working with Shakespeare and Company where he also serves as an advisory board member. Kevin can currently be seen warming up audiences for Comedy Central’s The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and ABC’s Match Game with Alec Baldwin. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The President Show, Bunk, Debate Wars and Tru TV’s Comedy Knockout.

Generously sponsored by Gretchen DeKalb.

Two performances only! Tickets: $25 Adult/$10 Students



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.