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An absurdist play of the first order by a master innovator of the genre. In a house on an island, a very old couple pass their time collecting and inventorying chairs while sharing half-remembered stories. With brilliant eccentricity, Ionesco's 'tragic farce' combines a comic portrait of human folly with a magical experiment in theatrical possibilities.

*Individual tickets will be available starting June 1, 2021 at 11:00am EDT.


James Warwick

James Warwick


James Warwick has had a successful career on both sides of the Atlantic. He has played many leading roles in London's West End and on Broadway. He became a US resident 25 years ago. Since then, he has acted in, or directed, regional theatre and touring productions in every


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.