A Weekend of Joan Ackermann Plays @ Shakespeare & Co. [Berkshire on Stage]
Shakespeare & Company in Lenox is pleased to announce “Joan Ackermann: One Playwright, One Weekend” with staged play readings today (Friday, March 17) through Sunday (March 19). Company actors and guest performers will explore the most beloved scripts of prolific playwright, journalist and screenwriter, Joan Ackermann.
Ackermann’s plays have been reviewed as “very funny” from The Wall Street Journal and “joyously entertaining” by The Louisville Courier Journal. The weekend celebrates her canon of plays and includes a world premiere script. All six readings will be directed by Ackermann and performed in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
“Joan Ackermann is a Berkshire treasure of national renown whose nuanced plays give us an insight into human relationships that is unique,” said Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. “We’re very fortunate to be able to serve up six of them in a single weekend, directed by the playwright herself, in what will surely amount to an Ackermann feast.”
The weekend will include staged readings of Zara Spook and Other Lures (called “wonderfully goofy” by The New York Daily News), Stanton’s Garage, The Batting Cage and Ice Glen, along with a collection of short plays and a world premiere script.