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 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 everymore(Director)
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 single state in America. James has received BAFTA, Spotlight, Helen Hayes, Berkshire Eagle and Ovation awards for his theatre and television work. James starred in many series for PBS Masterpiece Theatre, most notably playing Tommy in Partners in Crime, recently digitally remastered and reissued on Britbox and Amazon Prime. In 2018, he directed Mothers and Sons for S&C and received Outstanding Director award from Berkshire Theatre Critics Assn. In 2019, he directed The Children, also for S&C, and recorded many audiobooks, receiving an Audiophile award last year. Grateful to be joining this terrific theatre company again this summer.
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.