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The Waverly Gallery


"I cannot urge you strongly enough to drive up to Lenox and see 'The Waverly Gallery.' You will find it wrenchingly exceptional new revival...Ms. Miller is an octogenarian at the peak of her powers."—The Wall Street Journal

“The Waverly Gallery is a powerful and perfect opening to Shakespeare & Company's is a challenge to convey in words the power, importance and relevance of this should not be missed”—Broadway World

"This sort of acting is rare and Miller takes up the challenge...It's the kind of performance you might experience once in a lifetime."—The Berkshire Edge

"Bold and risk taking...[Annette] Miller, with nuance, comic flair, sweat equity and sizzling insight has taken on the shattered glass of Gladys Green." —Berkshire Fine Arts

"Extraordinary Theater...This is piercing theatre that engages on every level. You will laugh. You may cry. You will be moved." —TriCorner News

Once a vibrant lawyer, Greenwich Village activist and family matriarch, Gladys Green has run a charming boutique art gallery on Waverly Place for decades, but now stands to lose its tenancy, as her world shrinks through loss of memory and hearing. Gladys's family struggles to cope with her fading faculties in this Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama. As told from her grandson's perspective, this powerful story sheds a lasting and humorous light on how our familial roles get inevitably refashioned over time, and quietly challenges us to examine how we look after each other.

Generously sponsored by Jerry and Honie Berko.

JUNE 23 - Special Talk & Book Signing
After the 3pm The Waverly Gallery matinee, Helene Berger will talk about her book, Choosing Joy, her personal journey in the face of her husband's diagnosis with Alzheimer's. Free to the public.

JULY 12 - Special Waverly Talkback with Dr. Ben Liptzin
After the 3pm performance of The Waverly Gallery, Dr. Ben Liptzin will discuss the impact of deminetia on the affected persona nd their family. Dr. Liptzin is Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at Tufts University School fo Medicine and was Chair of Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center for 25 years. He has served as Director of the Geriatric Education Center at Harvard Medical School and as Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. In addition to his professional expertise Dr. Liptzin has experience as a family caregiver since 2011.

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Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

(Ellen Fine)

S&Co: Over 40 productions – favorites: The Waverly Gallery, HIR, God of Carnage; Mother of the Maid (pre–Broadway run, originated role of The Lady of the Court); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Parasite Drag; Merry Wives of Windsor; Winter’s Tale; Les

David Bertoldi

David Bertoldi

(Don Bowman)

S&Co: Knightley (Emma), Don Bowman (The Waverly Gallery), Wickham (Pride & Prejudice), Berowne (Love’s Labor’s Lost), Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Romeo (Romeo & Juliet); GhostLit Rep: Tommy McCorkle (Pterodactyls), Antonio (The Tempest); WAM Theatre: Calvin (REALLY); 13th Street Rep: Prudblood (Waste, Fraud and Abuse). Other credits

Brendan F Doyle (he / him)

Brendan F Doyle [he / him]

(Sound Designer)

Brendan F Doyle is a sound designer, engineer, and artisan working primarily in live performance applications: theatrical sound design, live music, and bespoke audio objects. He holds a MSc in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh, and a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Emerson College.


J.P. Elins

(Stage Manager)

sixth season (Stage Manager, The Waverly Gallery) Joel is pleased to be returning to S&Co this summer and to be working again with Tina Packer. One of the original company stage managers, he was part of the team at The Mount for 5 seasons from 1981-1985. Recent work

David Gow (he / him)

David Gow [he / him]

(Daniel Reed)

FILM: Till, The Intruder TV: The Good Fight (CBS), Madam Secretary (CBS), Jon Glaser Loves Gear (truTV). NY THEATER: Burning Leaves (Duke Theater), Chokehold (14th St.Y), Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone (Workshop Theater), Bleach (Wilson’s Lounge); Decky Does a Bronco (Royal Family Productions), REGIONAL: Mothers and Sons, Waverly

Michelle Joyner

Michelle Joyner

(Associate Director)

Michelle Joyner is an actor, writer, and director and thrilled to be back with Shakespeare and Co! Recent shows include The Waverly Gallery (Assoc. Dir. with Tina Packer), The Winter Studio Festivals of Plays, The Valentine’s Surprise Show (Co-dir. with Allyn Burrows). Locally she has acted and directed

Annette Miller

Annette Miller

(Gladys Green)

S&Co; Received the 2018 Berkshire Theater Critics Association Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role as Katherine in Mothers and Sons Elliot Norton and Irne Award for best actress as Golda in Golda’s Balcony (2003); Elliot Norton best actress nomination for Martha in Martha Mitchell Calling (2006).


Elizabeth Rocha

(Costume Designer)

first season (Costume Designer, The Waverly Gallery) Recent credits: Our Town, (Perseverance Theater), King Lear & Enchanted April (Theater at Monmouth), A Christmas Carol (Underground Railway Theater), The Emperor’s New Clothes (American Repertory Theater) and Les Liasons Dangereuses (The Nora Theater). Elizabeth studied at Rhode Island School of

Michael F. Toomey (he / him)

Michael F. Toomey [he / him]

(Howard Fine)

Michael is a Brooklyn based actor and creator. He has been a member of S&Co since 1998. Numerous roles at S&Co include Serg (ART), Puck (Midsummer), Poet (An Iliad), Bassinet (Ladies Man), Scapan (title role), Walter (Split Knuckle’s Endurance). Various Roles in NYC: Francis (Francis Goes To War),

Juliana  Von Haubrich (she / her)

Juliana Von Haubrich [she / her]

(Set Designer)

S&Co: Scenic Designer, The Waverly Gallery, Heisenberg, Regional: The Arena Stage/Dallas Theatre Center (Ann – National Tour), WAM Theatre (Emilie, In Darfur, Bakelite Masterpiece, The Last Wife, Lady Randy), Chester Theatre (I And You, Disgraced, Curve of Departure, Title & Deed, The Niceties, Tiny Beautiful Things), Adirondack Theatre


James Bilnoski

(Lighting Designer)

fifth season (Lighting Designer, Morning After Grace, Creditors, Mothers and Sons; Master Electrician) Design credits include S&Co: 4000 Miles, Intimate Apparel, and God of Carnage, The Taming, Ugly Lies the Bone, The How and the Why, Henry V, The Mother of the Maid (premiere), Heroes, Master Class,

Tina Packer

Tina Packer


Born in England, Tina was trained at RADA, performed in regional theatre, was an Associate Artist at the RSC, played in television series for the BBC and ITV, arrived in the U.S. in 1974. She had a Ford Foundation Travel and Study to research the visceral roots of Shakespeare’s


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.