“The Tempest” Comes to Pittsfield’s Shakespeare in the Park [Berkshire on Stage]

February 4th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Sara


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, with the Office of Cultural Development, is planning its third annual free outdoor production. For the summer of 2016 the organization has selected The Tempest, Shakespeare’s tale of revenge and redemption on a magical, mysterious island. The production, sponsored by local businesses and organizations led by Berkshire Money Management, will be directed by PSP’s artistic director Enrico Spada and will star long-time Berkshire actor Glenn Barrett as the wizard Prospero.

Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest takes place on an island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, cast-offs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It’s the story of the old man’s revenge… or forgiveness. Playing the role of Prospero is Glenn Barrett, a founding member of Berkshire Public Theatre who has also appeared in numerous productions with Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage Company and Shakespeare & Company.

The Tempest opens on July 21, following that evening’s 3rd Thursday street festival. The production will run Thursdays-Sundays at 8pm for 12 performances, ending on August 7. Admission is free. Performances take place at the First Street Common in Pittsfield, located next to the Zion Lutheran Church.

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Pittsfield Looking to Launch Shakespeare in the Park This Summer [Berkshire on Stage]

March 26th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara

William Shakespeare

“Here’s a marvelous convenient place… this green plot shall be our stage.”
— Peter Quince, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The Office of Cultural Development and Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park have announced the launch of an exciting new initiative to provide free outdoor theatre in the City of Pittsfield.

The inaugural production of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park will be Shakespeare’s magical and spirited “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by local actor, director and theatre teacher Enrico Spada and featuring a varied cast of 20 actors, including local professionals, community members, and youth from nearby schools. The lead sponsor is Berkshire Money Management, with generous support provided by Berkshire Bank, the Pittsfield Cultural Council and a variety of local businesses and initiatives, and in-kind support from the City of Pittsfield and Barrington Stage Company.

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