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BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare & Company Takes A Refreshingly Unique Approa Photo BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at Shakespeare & Company Takes A Refreshingly Unique Approach To A Centuries Old Classic
by Marc Savitt - Jul 10, 2019

The entire cast proves themselves to be exemplary delivering long complicated dialogue that remains true to the old English, not with trite overdone accents but with polished voices and presentation that helps to make each unique, authentic, and engaging. Although the language can be challenging at times, the actors use of body language and near flawless diction helps greatly. Their musicality is both noteworthy and impressive.

S&Co Presents TWELFTH NIGHT Photo S&Co Presents TWELFTH NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2019

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Company Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows. This classic showcases a rich, affecting, and deeply funny story of longing, love, and laughter which paints Shakespeare at his peak. Performances run from July 2 to August 4th in the Tina Packer Playhouse.

BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors' Shakespeare Project Photo BWW Review: MACBETH at Actors' Shakespeare Project
by David Tompkins - Nov 4, 2018

In Saturday Night's performance of Macbeth at The United Parish Church, Brookline, MA, Nael Nacer as Macbeth, (and in an inspired bit of casting as Macduff's son), was truly outstanding, backed by a strong company of actors. This production of Macbeth is the world premiere of a new verse translation by playwright Migdalia Cruz, courtesy of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play on! Project. The result was a truly enjoyable evening of classical theatre, that enhanced the meaning and understanding of the 'Scottish Play', and embraced diversity and non-traditional casting. Other stand-outs in the cast were Maurice Parent as Banquo, Paige Clark, as Lady Macbeth, Ed Hooperman as Macduff, and Kai Tshikosi as Malcom.

ASP Presents MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION Photo ASP Presents MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Actors' Shakespeare Project kicks off their 15th Season with Macbeth and Equivocation in rotating repertory at the United Parish in Brookline. Performances September 26 - November 11 (Press Performance for Macbeth: Saturday, September 28, 8:00 PM; Press Performance for Equivocation: Friday, October 12, 7:30 PM), The Sanctuary, United Parish, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org.

BWW Review: HIR at Shakespeare & Company pushes boundaries in a powerful examination  Photo BWW Review: HIR at Shakespeare & Company pushes boundaries in a powerful examination of why people ‚ÄúDO‚ÄĚ like they ‚ÄúDO‚ÄĚ.
by Marc Savitt - Sep 16, 2018

HIR is anything but traditional. Playwright Taylor Mac has termed his work 'absurd realism' wherein 'the absurdity comes from a heightened but realistic point of view'. Those bold, brave, and open enough to sit in the discomfort that may come with looking at things from diverse points of view will be rewarded with a rich, and very real perspective on the world in which we live.

ASP Presents MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION Photo ASP Presents MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2018

Actors' Shakespeare Project kicks off their 15th Season with Macbeth and Equivocation in rotating repertory at the United Parish in Brookline. Performances September 26 - November 11 (Press Performance for Macbeth: Saturday, September 28, 8:00 PM; Press Performance for Equivocation: Friday, October 12, 7:30 PM), The Sanctuary, United Parish, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org.

Shakespeare & Company Presents HIR By Taylor Mac Photo Shakespeare & Company Presents HIR By Taylor Mac
by Julie Musbach - Aug 28, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents Obie Award-winning playwright Taylor Mac's dark comedy HIR, directed by Alice Reagan, and featuring long-time Company veterans John Hadden and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 13 - October 7.

BWW Review: PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Dorset Theatre Festival delights and astounds Photo BWW Review: PRIDE & PREJUDICE at Dorset Theatre Festival delights and astounds
by Stacy Raphael - Aug 17, 2018

'Pride & Prejudice,' by Kate Hamill at Dorset Theatre Festival plays August 9-25 at Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251 $48-$58. For tickets or information, call 802-867-2223, or go online to dorsettheatrefestival.org.

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Photo Dorset Theatre Festival Presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, presents Kate Hamill's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, adapted from the original novel by Jane Austen, directed by Christopher V. Edwards, with a cast that includes KRYSTEL LUCAS ("The Blacklist", "Jessica Jones") as "Jane, Miss De Bourgh," JESSICA FREY Sense and Sensibility - BEDLAM) as "Lizzy," AISHLING PEMBROKE as "Lydia, Lady Catherine," DAVE QUAY (The Low Road - The Public Theater) as "Mr. Darcy," RYAN QUINN (Whorl Inside a Loop - Second Stage) as "Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham, Miss Bingley," CARMAN LACIVITA (Marvin's Room - Broadway) as "Mr. Bingley, Mary," OMAR ROBINSON (Hamlet - Actors' Shakespeare Project) as "Charlotte Lucas, Mr. Bennet," and JOAN COOMBS (Tartuffe - Shakespeare and Company) as "Mrs. Bennet".

Actors' Shakespeare Project Takes On The Game Of Love In William Shakespeare's MUCH  Photo Actors' Shakespeare Project Takes On The Game Of Love In William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2018

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) brings William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to the Multicultural Arts Center,  41 Second Street in Cambridge, April 11 through May 6. (Opening/Press Performance Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 8 PM). Directed by Christopher V. Edwards***, this wittiest and most enchanting of Shakespeare's comedies lights up the giddiness of the game of love, tempered by conspiracy. For more information, visit actorsshakespeareproject.org.

RICHARD III is Coming to Harvard Square's Swedenborg Chapel Photo RICHARD III is Coming to Harvard Square's Swedenborg Chapel
by Julie Musbach - Jan 11, 2018

Continuing its season of The Downfall of the Despots, Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) kicks off 2018 with Richard III, William Shakespeare's stunning portrait of Machiavellian genius and the murderous quest for absolute power. Under the direction of Resident Acting Company member Robert Walsh***, the original game of thrones comes alive in an intimate staging at the Swedenborg Chapel (50 Quincy Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge) February 7 March 11, 2018.

All Female JULIUS CAESAR to be Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project Photo All Female JULIUS CAESAR to be Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project takes on Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's classic drama about politics and power.

BWW Review: EXIT THE KING: Desperate Despot Photo BWW Review: EXIT THE KING: Desperate Despot
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 25, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project opens its 14th season, The Downfall of Despots, with a comedy about a narcissistic despot who is having difficulty accepting his mortality. Director Dmitry Troyanovsky has the good fortune to work with a stellar ensemble, lead by the inimitable Richard Snee, and Sarah Newhouse and Jesse Hinson as his two dissimilar wives. Rounding out the cast are Dayenne Walters, Rachel Belleman, and Gunnar Manchester.

Photo Coverage: Senator Elizabeth Warren Attends Opening NIght Shakespeare & Co.'s CYMBELINE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 9, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Opening NIght Audience at Shakespeare & Co's production of Cymbeline didn't have to fill the suggestion box labeled 'Tell Us Why You LIke Shakespeare'  in the lobby of the Tina Packer Playhouse with answers to that question.  They did it with their many standing ovations for the 9 actors and director Tina Packer at the conclusion of a magnificent and energetic performance of the complex plot driven play by Shakespeare.   There are a lot of exciting things going on at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox MA. and artistic director Allyn Burrows in his toast at the jubilant after party stated 'first to the unknown and to the road ahead'!

Photo Flash: First Look at CYMBELINE at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse now through August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Actors' Shakespeare Project presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project closes its 13th season with the definitive Shakespearean recipe for mirth and magic. Start with equal parts poetry and wit, add one misapplied love potion, stir in a feuding celestial couple, and finish with the most unintentionally awful play-within-a-play ever created, and you get A Midsummer Night's Dream. Directed by Patrick Swanson (Revels' Artistic Director), the production features Resident Acting Company members Steven Barkhimer* (Bottom), Sarah Newhouse* (Puck), and Paula Plum* (Titania) (Picture left by Nile Scott Shots.) Performances are May 10 - June 4, 2017 (Press Performance Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 PM) at Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge. For tickets and more information, visit actorsshakespeareproject.org.

Actors' Shakespeare Project Opens 13th Season with HAMLET
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2016

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) has earned its reputation for performing the works of William Shakespeare with clarity and focus on language, emphasis on the characters' journeys, and a commitment to remain actively itinerant. The 13th season will exemplify ASP's vision for presenting Shakespeare, with productions of HAMLET, THE TEMPEST (Directed by Allyn Burrows; December 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017; Willet Hall at United Parish, Brookline), Christopher Marlowe's EDWARD II (Directed by David R. Gammons; February 22 - March 19, 2017, Charlestown Working Theater), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Directed by Patrick Swanson, May 10 - June 4, 2017, Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge). For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org.

BWW Review: Murder Mystery Classic LAURA at Stoneham Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - May 9, 2016

Recent IRNE Award-winner Sarah Gazdowicz directs LAURA with a steady hand, garnering especially strong performances from Alexander Cook as Detective Mark McPherson and Steven Barkhimer as Waldo Lydecker. Jasmine Rush coolly plays the title character, an attractive career woman whose portrait infatuates the detective investigating her murder.

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