Company actors and guest performers will explore the complexities of love in staged readings featuring William Shakespeare's most notorious couples' loving, fighting, scheming, and wooing at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. "Lovers' Spat—Shakespeare's Famous Couples' Encounters," directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows, is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m. in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
"The best part of quarreling is making up,” Burrows said in a company press release. “On this Valentine's weekend, we do the quarreling and you do the making up, or making out, or making your sweetheart laugh."
Scenes will include lovers Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne, and more. Comedian Kevin Bartini will be the show's emcee, and the cast features Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Jason Asprey, MaConnia Chesser, Tamara Hickey, David Joseph, and Burrows.
Tickets are $25 general admission with $10 student tickets also available for both performances. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at www.shakespeare.org or by calling the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353. The Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Shakespeare & Company is located at 70 Kemble St. in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Monthly programming continues in March when the Company celebrates local playwright Joan Ackermann, with readings of six of her plays includeing Zara Spook, Stanton’s Garage, The Batting Cage, Ice Glen, and a new world premiere script. For tickets or more information visit shakespeare.org.
January 26, 2017