Shakespeare & Company Pride and PrejudiceLenox’s own Shakespeare & Company is heating up the Berkshires with two upcoming presentations: a costumed reading of a new version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as well as the annual Winter Studio Festival of Plays. If you’re a fan of excellent theater (or just good entertainment) you do not want to miss these performances!

Shakespeare & Company was founded in 1978 and has since become a Berkshires’ cultural institution. They put on one of the largest Shakespeare Festivals in the country, May through December of every year, along with a variety of other programs.

Shakespeare & Company has three different venues in Lenox: The Roman Garden Theatre, The Tina Packer Playhouse, and the Elayne P. Bernstein Theater. All three have concession stands offering light fare for both before and after the shows. The Tina Packer Playhouse and the Elayne P. Bernstein Theater also feature outdoor spaces with tables for a picnic, snack, or drink.

While Shakespeare & Company focuses primarily upon the Bard’s plays (natch), works by others are also regularly produced. The two upcoming performances mentioned at the top are excellent examples of this.

Pride and Prejudice

December 14th through the 16th, 2018
at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority but an overzealous family and a string of unsuitable suitors won’t let her forget. Then she meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all? A fast-paced, costumed, stage reading of a new version of the classic Jane Austen novel.

The first presentation of the Pride and Prejudice, on December 14th, includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction before the show. Afterwards, enjoy a champagne toast and dessert reception, followed by a holiday sing-along with the actors. What fun!

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Winter Studio Festival of Plays

January 19th through the 20th, 2019
at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

The Winter Studio Festival of Plays is an annual weekend of play readings. The event focuses on playwrights who represent important cultural voices. This year will see works exploring the themes of immigration, adoption, addiction, and sexual abuse. Each reading will be followed by a talk-back with the director and actors.

2018 Winter Studio Festival of Plays Schedule

Saturday, January 19
1pm – Longing (New Play) by Lee Kalcheim
4pm – Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman
7pm – The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams

Sunday, January 20
1pm – Mariel (New Play) by Melinda Lopez
4pm – Never Not Once (New Play) by Carey Crim

Single tickets and passes for all 5 readings are available:

Shakespeare & Company

70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA
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