Shakespeare & Company Announces 2018 Shakespeare Plays [Berkshire on Stage]
Shakespeare & Company in Lenox is very pleased to announce its Shakespeare line-up for the 2018 summer season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis, the season will include three Shakespeare plays: Macbeth directed by Melia Bensussen; As You Like It directed by Allyn Burrows and Love’s Labor’s Lost directed by Kelly Galvin. Season FLEXPasses are on sale now.
“I am ramped up to work on As You Like It this coming summer in the Roman Garden Theatre,” said Burrows. “My first involvement with this wonderful play was on the Mainstage at the Mount nearly 30 years ago! A specific historical and environmental setting can lend an expanded resonance to Shakespeare’s sublime language, and so it seemed fitting to set this piece in the Roaring ’20s, a time that, much like the events in this story, represented self-discovery, growth, and the throwing off of restraints.”
The Roman Garden Theatre, created last season for The Tempest, will be re-configured for 2018’s As You Like It. Located adjacent to the Tina Packer Playhouse, the theatre is an intimate outdoor performance space with comfortable bench and chair seating. As You Like It will be performed at twilight from August 9-September 2.