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“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.” —Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing
Beatrice and Benedick can’t stand each other, or so they would have everyone believe. Those who know them know better, and hatch an hysterical plot to have the true feelings of these reluctant lovers revealed. At the same time, Benedick’s friend Claudio finds himself falling hopelessly under the spell of the governor’s daughter Hero, only to have their young love tested by an act of treachery. It’s the foolish constable Dogberry and his bumbling band of peacekeepers to the rescue, or so we hope! The outdoor Roman Garden Theatre is the perfect venue for this joyful affair of love full of witty repartee, slapstick antics, music, and dance.
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Our full season will be announced in late January 2020. Single tickets go on sale to the general public February 25, 2020.
eleventh season Kelly has worked as a director, teacher, and actor with Shakespeare & Company since 2008. Most recently with S&Co she directed The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and served on the faculty of the Shakespeare & Young Company Summer Conservatory. She served as Artisticmore(Director)
eleventh season Kelly has worked as a director, teacher, and actor with Shakespeare & Company since 2008. Most recently with S&Co she directed The Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and served on the faculty of the Shakespeare & Young Company Summer Conservatory. She served as Artistic Associate for WAM Theatre from 2012-2014, where she directed The Last Wife and produced the inaugural Fresh Takes Reading Series. She has also directed for the Gloucester Stage Company, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, The Theater at Woodshill, Great Barrington Public Theater, and the Boston University School of Theatre. She has assisted for The Guthrie, Orlando Shakespeare, and Asolo Repertory Theatre, where she received a Directing Fellowship, and completed Directing Internships with Arena Stage and the Huntington. Kelly is the director of the rig, a performance group that brings live theater to audiences with limited access to professional theater. She holds an MFA from Boston University and a BA from Wellesley College.
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.