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March 17, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Zara Spook and Other Lures, by Joan Ackermann

Evelyn is a little woman with a big dream: she hopes to win the national women's bass fishing tournament sponsored by Bassin' Gal Magazine. She's got stiff competition, legendary champion Ramona, and may have to settle for "Rookie of the...

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March 18, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stanton's Garage, by Joan Ackermann

In a ramshackle garage miles from anywhere, two cars, both of which were en route to a wedding, await repairs. One is Ron's, the ex husband of the bride to be, a man who missed his divorce and certainly doesn't...

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March 18, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

A Reading of Short Plays by Joan Ackermann

Local playwright, journalist, and screenwriter, Joan Ackermann is an audience favorite. Her plays have been produced thoughout the Berkshires and around the country. Joan is the cofounder and Artistic Director of Mixed Company Theatre in Great Barrington, MA. General Admission Tickets:...

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March 18, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Batting Cage, by Joan Ackermann

In a Holiday Inn in romantic St. Augustine, Florida, two estranged sisters travel unlikely journeys as they struggle to regain their bearings after the loss of their much-loved third sister. One talks, the other doesn't. Their efforts at redefining themselves...

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March 19, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

A World Premiere Script by Joan Ackermann

Local playwright, journalist, and screenwriter, Joan Ackermann is an audience favorite. Her plays have been produced thoughout the Berkshires and around the country. Joan is the cofounder and Artistic Director of Mixed Company Theatre in Great Barrington, MA. General Admission Tickets:...

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March 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Ice Glen, by Joan Ackermann

In this touching period comedy, a beautiful poetess dwells in idyllic obscurity on a Berkshire estate with a band of unlikely cohorts, including an Irish cook, a lovesick gardener and an unlikely playmate. When neighbor Edith Wharton passes Sarah's poems...

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July 11, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Backstage Tour

$10 ADULT | $5 YOUTH (6-17) Your moment on stage, your peek into the dressing rooms, your chance to wield a sword – and tour the scenery, props, and costume shops; review the rehearsal processes, play selection, and theatrical careers. We...

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July 15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cymbeline Talk

Join director Tina Packer and actors Jonathan Epstein and Tamara Hickey for a lively discussion about their Cymbeline production. $10 Adults | $5 Youth (6-17) The Tina Packer Playhouse

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Via Dolorosa by David Hare, featuring Jonathan Epstein

August 11, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Via Dolorosa by David Hare, featuring Jonathan Epstein

"Hare’s unique talents and seeming remoteness from the issues at hand are precisely what make this journey of the heart and mind so theatrically invigorating." —Variety "Via Dolorosa has such an astonishing abundance of stories, characters and ideas that, when you...

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August 12, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

TS Eliot and His Love of Shakespeare: Allyn Burrows and Michi Wiancko

"Every poet would like, I fancy, to be able to think that he had some direct social utility . . . He would like to be something of a popular entertainer, and be able to think his own thoughts behind...

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Door of No Return

August 18, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Door of No Return

Partly autobiographical, but drawing primarily on historical research and present-day interviews, Door of No Return courageously excavates the rich, complex but often silenced multicultural legacies of New England. Nehassaiu deGannes is a trickster/shaman figure voicing experiences of immigration, displacement, enslavement, and...

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August 19, 8:30pm – 11:00pm

In Light of Jane with Tod Randolph; and special concert by Kris Delmhorst

In Light of Jane, a lighting designer visits an empty theatre space two years after a devastating loss, and as she sorts through her memories, the way forward is illuminated in unexpected ways. This funny and moving piece features Shakespeare...

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Bad Dates featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder with special guest Vikki True

August 20, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Bad Dates featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder with special guest Vikki True

“And then I realize, in this sort of strange, hallucinatory moment, that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he's saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that...

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August 25, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Women of Will: Coming Home

After three years of traveling the world and a four month Off-Broadway run, Women of Will comes home. By examining passion and intrigue through women’s eyes, we see how Shakespeare himself developed as a human being.

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August 26, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Travels with the Masked Man and Performance by Bobby Sweet

This evening is a fascinating blend of drama and music. John Hadden performs a riveting 50-minute, one-man show based on his book Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me. Bobby Sweet infuses the show with his unique...

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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.

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