Shake & Co. Delivers
Shakespeare & Company in Lenox brings five exciting works to its stages this summer 2016
Shakespeare & Company in Lenox brings five exciting works to its stages this summer. The Taming by Lauren Gunderson has opened the season, through July 30, with a comedy inspired by Taming of the Shrew and the American political divide, where debate gets hot—fast.
Politics and comedy get serious in Lindsey Ferrentino’s Ugly Lies the Bone, through August 28, when a veteran of three tours in Afghanistan comes home with scars, both literal and figurative.
And Stephan Wolfert reflects on his own military experience through Shakespeare’s words in Cry “Havoc!”, opening Aug. 3, 2016.
At the same time, fellow playwrights take a new look at the past. Liz Duffy Adams’s Or, July 23 to Sept. 4, spends a chaotic night with Aphra Benn, poet, spy, and one of the first women playwrights in England during the 1660s.
And in Nilo Cruz’ Sotto Voce, beginning Aug. 18, 2016 a young Cuban-Jewish man looks for a novelist who lost her lover in World War II.