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S&Co Announces Added Performance Date For CREDITORS

By popular demand, Shakespeare & Company adds an additional performance of August Strindberg's dark comedy Creditors, adapted by playwright David Greig and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. In this production of what Strindberg calls his "most mature work," three characters must face their past, confronting love, debt, and deception. The added performance of this critically acclaimed hit will take place on August 8 at 3pm in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Performances run through August 12.

"We're delighted that audiences agree with Strindberg that this is a powerful show," said Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. "Nicole Ricciardi has done a watertight job of crafting this piece, after helming Amy Herzog's wonderful 4000 Miles last summer. It's always a cherry on top when we have to add shows due to demand."

Nicole Ricciardi returns for her sixth season at Shakespeare & Company. Past credits include 4000 Miles (2017), The Taming (2016), The How and the Why (2015), and Cassandra Speaks (2013). The cast features Shakespeare & Company veterans Jonathan Epstein (Gustav), Ryan Winkles (Adolph), and Kristin Wold (Tekla). The creative team includes John McDermott (Set Design), James W. Bilnoski (Lighting Design), Deborah A. Brothers (Costume Design), Amy Altadonna (Sound Design), and Maegan Alyse Passafume (Stage Manager).

"August Strindberg often noted that he wrote plays to work things out in his own life," said director Nicole Ricciardi. "His interest lay in 'revealing the unconscious through the language of the conscious.' I'm drawn to projects for a similar reason: to bring something from my unconscious to my conscious. I first saw Mr. Greig's adaptation of Creditors in 2008. I recall recognizing myself, at moments, in all three of the characters. For who among us hasn't committed oneself to another, be it a friend or a lover, and lost something in the process? In some way, we all know the cost of love."

Tickets for Creditors are available online at or by calling Shakespeare & Company's box office at (413) 637-3353. The Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Shakespeare & Company is located at 70 Kemble St. in Lenox, Massachusetts. In addition to Creditors, the Company's 2018 Summer Season includes three Shakespeare plays: Macbeth, As You Like It, and Love's Labor's Lost; plus Heisenberg by Laurence Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens; Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and HIR by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac.

Located in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the leading Shakespeare festivals of the world. Founded in 1978, the organization attracts over 40,000 patrons annually. The Company is also home to an internationally renowned Center for Actor Training and award-winning Education Program. More information is available at
S&Co Announces Added Performance Date For CREDITORS

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