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Lenox, MA

PRIVATE LIVES

ACCOMPLICE IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE JULIUS CAESAR SLaW

Tony Simotes, Artistic Director Nicholas J. Puma, Jr., Managing Director

2013-2014 FALL & WINTER season


What a summer! In addition to Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Olympia Dukakis’ triumphant return in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, we presented world premieres, cutting-edge modern drama and staged productions here on our campus and in venues across the Berkshires. You’d think after such a whirlwind season, we’d need a breather—but we’ve got another one ready to go off with a bang. Read on and discover our fantastic Fall & Winter season, featuring comedic thrills (Accomplice), classic Shakespeare (The Tragedy of Julius Caesar), timeless family drama (It’s a Wonderful Life), and scandalous romantic comedy (Private Lives). This season also marks 25 years of our famed Fall Festival of Shakespeare. We invite alumni, supporters, and friends of this life-changing educational program back for a gala celebration on October 12. Throughout the year, artists and patrons from all over the globe come to work and play with us here in the beautiful Berkshires, and we invite you to join us—to laugh, to cry, to learn, and to love. Tony Simotes All my best,

Artistic Director

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become a member and help us to continue to produce the highest quality theatre, Pno lease develop new plays, and inspire a new generation of students and actors. Every donation – matter the size – makes a difference. Thank you! To make a gift or to learn more about matching gifts, planned giving opportunities, or gift memberships, call the Development Office at 413-637-1199 ext. 105 or visit Shakespeare.org.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of: The Charles H. Hall Foundation The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund

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cover image: David Joseph and Dana Harrison. Brochure Design: Studio Two. Photography: Kevin Sprague.

Dear Friends,


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ACCOMPLICE

“Part murder-mystery, part sex-farce and completely entertaining…Suspenseful, charming and funny.” USA Today

L-R: Josh Aaron McCabe and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Accomplice, 2013

BERNSTEIN THEATRE / SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 10

Accomplice

by Rupert Holmes directed by Stephen Rothman featuring Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Jason Asprey, ANNIE CONSIDINE and Josh Aaron McCabe a quaint house in the country, a sex-starved wife and her lover plot to bump off her Itongood-for-nothing husband. This Edgar Award-winner for Best New Play in 1991 is sure keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last line! 21 7:30 4 7:30 18 7:30 1 7:30

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Save the Date! oct. 12&13

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“On my soul,i’ll speak but Truth” Henry viii

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Taconic Hills High School - As You Like It, 2010

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All proceeds will benefit the Education Program and the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Visit Shakespeare.org for further details!

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special 25th Fall Festival of Shakespeare Benefit Dinner on Saturday, October 12 kicks off a weekend of festivities and a reunion of alumni, artists, supporters and friends. The event looks back on Shakespeare & Company’s flagship arts-education program through film, photos, short performances, scenes, and more. Each year our Education Program reaches over 40,000 students, teachers and patrons.


BERNSTEIN THEATRE / DECEMBER 6 – 29

It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play

adapted by Joe Landry from the original screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling / directed by Jenna Ware featuring Jonathan Croy, Jennie M Jadow, David Joseph, Josh Aaron McCabe and Sarah Jeanette Taylor

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

or an extra special holiday treat, follow George Bailey on his journey to discover the true value of life in our retelling of this classic story. FAudiences will be taken back to the Golden Age of radio by this special

Jonathan Croy

production, staged as a live radio play complete with musical interludes! 6 7:30 7 7:30 8 2:00 13 7:30 14 7:30 15 2:00 20 7:30 21 2:00 7:30 22 2:00 26 7:30 27 7:30 28 2:00 7:30 29 2:00

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

“Remember, no man is a failure who has friends”

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JULIUS CAESAR

at Shakespeare & Company

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ONLY THREE PERFORMANCES!

JULIUS CAESAR

Tina Packer Playhouse December 13-14, 2013

by William Shakespeare directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie featuring THE CONSERVATORY AT SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY he visceral meets the intellectual TFollow in this psychological drama. the conspiracy against the

Roman dictator and the aftermath of his assassination. The Conservatory is an audition-only three-month intensive training program for professional artists to master their craft.

King John Conservatory production 2009. Adam Huff. Photo by Chad Champoux.

The Conservatory


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PRIVATE LIVES

L-R: David Joseph and Dana Harrison

“I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives.” BERNSTEIN THEATRE / FEBRUARY 14 – MARCH 30

Private Lives

by Noël Coward directed by Tony Simotes featuring Dana Harrison and David Joseph couple find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while AThedivorced honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. two estranged lovebirds shamelessly rekindle their smoldering passions in this outrageous and scandalous comedy. 14 7:00 1 2:00 15 2:00 29 2:00

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SHAKESPEARE AND THE LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD

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L-R: Marcus Kearns, Kelly Galvin, Ryan Winkles, Kiki Bertocci, Enrico Spada and Emily Ehlinger

by KEVIN G. COLEMAN directed by JENNA WARE

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Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre / APRIL 5, 13, 19, 25, 26 and 27 2014 at 2pm

A lightning fast tour through the life, times, and work of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World features six actors, a few props, and a truckload of historical information and scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Legend

Calendar subject to change.

ACCOM...........................................................Accomplice FFS........................................ Fall Festival of Shakespeare FFS GALA.......................................25th Fall Festival Gala caesar............................... Julius Caesar (Conservatory) LIFE...................... It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Tour..............................................Romeo and Juliet Tour PRIVATE.........................................................Private Lives SLaW...Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World SYCo.............................. Shakespeare & Young Company preview............................................................................ * opening........................................................................... closing............................................................................ Tina Packer Playhouse.....................................................p Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre..............................................b

FAMILY FUN! the joy of Shakespeare with the whole Sandhare family—through his stories, characters, words (and a bit of sword-fighting and clowning for good measure). Sure to satisfy the young and young at heart, SLaW tours middle and elementary schools throughout the Northeast in the early spring, and returns home for another series of presentations at S&Co. in April 2014. SLaW is followed by a FREE, interactive workshop based on one of Shakespeare’s plays. For further information about SLaW and other Education programs visit Shakespeare.org/education. 9


Tina Packer Playhouse / November 21 – 24, 2013

25th year of the Fall Festival of Shakespeare!

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4 days – 10 plays – 30+ S&Co artists – 500+ students he “jewel in our crown,” the Fall Festival began when TGreylock), students from two local high schools (Lenox and Mount invited each other to share their performances

of Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet. That simple idea grew into a resoundingly successful event that has become a celebrated tradition in our region while inspiring imitation nationwide. Please join us for an unforgettable experience! — Kevin G. Coleman, Director of Education

“It’s like a rock concert. Show after show the theatre is jammed with kids cheering for each other.” WBUR Boston

Fall Festival 2011, photo by Enrico Spada

For more information visit Shakespeare.org/education or call Alexandra Lincoln 413-637-1199 ext. 131

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DECEMBER 29, 2013 – JANUARY 25, 2014

The Month-long Intensive training is at the very heart of Shakespeare Abyctor & Company and the Month-long Intensive, led a core group of S&Co.’s Master Teachers, brings

close to 40 actors to the Berkshires every January. For over three decades, S&Co. has honed the techniques taught in the Intensive that guide participants through text analysis, movement, Elizabethan dance, Alexander Technique, Linklater Voice Work, stage combat, exploration of the actor/audience relationship, sonnet study, scene work, and in-depth discussions about the function of theatre in today’s world. To learn more about this unique experience and take the next step in your actor training, visit the Center for Actor Training at Shakespeare.org/training or call 413-637-1199 ext 114.

Critically acclaimed actors Jason Asprey and Elizabeth Raitz Month-Long Intensive Alumni

The actor training I received at Shakespeare & Company was a profound experience for me. It stoked my imagination and creative fires. It also developed my love and passion for classical text, and a deeper understanding of humanity. This immersive actor training now serves as my foundation and my approach to Shakespeare and a career in the classics. John Douglas Thompson

Obie Award-Winning actor John Douglas Thompson Month-Long Intensive Alumni 11


“The Tour takes Shakespeare off the bookshelf and places him within the hearts, minds, and bodies of students and teachers through innovative performances and workshops. We are dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to life for every generation.”

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Kevin Coleman, Director of Education

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY’S NORTHEAST TOUR OF SHAKESPEARE in A TOWN NEAR YOU! February – April 2014

by William Shakespeare / directed by Jonathan Croy

eart-stirring, life-changing education programs are a bedrock HShakespeare tradition at Shakespeare & Company. Our Northeast Tour of brings 90-minute versions of Shakespeare’s bestloved titles and post-show discussions to schools and theatres across the Northeast. BOOK NOW FOR YOUR SCHOOL THEATRE OR ORGANIZATION! SHAKESPEARE.ORG/TOUR OR CALL: School Programs Manager Alexandra Lincoln at 413-637-1199 EXT 131 or alincoln@shakespeare.org

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The Cornell Inn, Lenox under new ownership this season

One mile from Shakespeare & Company, two miles from Tanglewood, and just a five minute walk into the village of Lenox Fall & Winter Special: From $119 per night for any room or suite! Wood-burning fireplaces in rooms, mulled cider, cozy in-house pub, delicious breakfasts, and old world charm

Owen Barnett-Mulligan as Caliban, Sam Shuker Haines as Trinculo and Chris Densmore as Stephano in The Tempest; Summer 2008. Photo by Elizabeth Aspenlieder.

203 Main St., Lenox

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ow in its 23rd year, Shakespeare & Young Company is serious training for serious students, led by the teachers and senior education artists of Shakespeare & Company. Young Company sessions occur in the winter, spring, and summer, and offer high school and college students the chance to explore scene work in-depth. For further information about SYCo and other Education programs visit Shakespeare.org/education.

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BREAK OUT THE PARTY HATS AND FêTE THE

WILL 450 birthday bash!

BIRTHDAY BOY!!!

Coming April 2014

Dates and Times TBA visit: shakespeare.org for more information

ill is turning 450 years old—he’s surprisingly W shy about this fact, but we’re going to throw him a surprise birthday bash anyway. Help us make it a celebration for the centuries. Visit Shakespeare.org for more information in the coming months.

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Twelfth Night II.v

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How to order tickets 1. Pick your seats A B C Elayne P. Bernstein THEATRE

travel directions Visit Shakespeare.org/directions or call 413-637-3353

CALL 413-637-3353 VISIT Shakespeare.org STOP BY 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

2. Find your pricE Bernstein Theatre

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Reserved seating for Accomplice, It’s a Wonderful Life, Private Lives

Saturday nights Other nights & matinees Preview performances Matinee of Private Lives & Valentine’s Day Brunch, February 16 General Admission

Shakespeare & the Language that Shaped a World

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$5 kids/$10 adults/$30 for up to 6 family members

TINA PACKER PLAYHOUSE (formerly Founders’ Theatre)

General Admission (The Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare & Young Company)

Fall Festival of Shakespeare Fall Festival of Shakespeare 10-Play Pass Julius Caesar Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare & Young Company

$8 students/$15 adults $30 student/$75 adult $10 students/$20 adults $10 students/$20 adults $8 students/$15 adults

3. ASK ABOUT DISCOUNTS 50% 40% STUDENT RUSH DISCOUNT

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a full-time public / private school teacher with valid proof of military service or school employment

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FULL-TIME children and ACTIVE MILITARY OR SENIOR DISCOUNT must be 65 or over BERKSHIRE COUNTY STUDENT DISCOUNT TEACHER DISCOUNT with proof of age RESIDENT DISCOUNT must be 18 or under or must be active military or

includes all performances / valid day of performance must be a full-time only, based on availability / Berkshire County resident must present valid with valid Berkshire student ID County, MA driver’s license

Choose one discount per full-price ticket. Discounts may not be combined. One discounted ticket per patron. Unless otherwise noted, discounts apply to all reserved-seating events in sections A & B only, except Saturday evening performances. No discounts are available for general admission events. Discounted tickets will not be mailed. Patrons must show proof of residence, age or employment to pick up tickets at the Box Office. visit shakespeare.org for Additional specials and discounts not listed

4. place your order

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at Shakespeare.org (Available 24/7, $4.50 per ticket fee applies)

VISIT THE BOX OFFICE

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Olympia Dukakis, Brooke Parks, Ryan Winkles, Mother Courage and Her Children, 2013.

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