Shakespeare & Company

Wharton Comedies at Shakespeare & Co

Two women are sitting at an outdoor table at the cool end of a hot day in Rome. They are looking out at the ruins of the Roman forum, and they have known each other since they were teenagers. On another ridge, another woman is thinking with longing and fear of a canto of Dante’s Inferno…

‘Intimate Apparel’ at Shakespeare & Co.

The Japanese silk is woven through with a golden thread and dyed with a light scent of fruit. It is 1905 in New York City, and a seamstress makes makes corsets to fit smoothly against the skin. But closeness and sensuality are complicated, and what is life-giving when it is real can be dangerous when it…

New work on stage

This summer is rich in premieres at Berkshire theaters — new work developed here, often commissioned here and in full production here for the first time — and contemporary plays, recent if not new. I got to talk with artistic directors for Berkshire Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival earlier this summer for a story in Berkshire Magazine before many of the shows were in rehearsal, and meet a playwright at Shakespeare & Company.

In the featured photo, Tamara Tunie and Michael Hayden hold onto each other in ‘American Son,’ which premiered at Barrington Stage Company in June and July. Photo by Scott Barrow, courtesy of Barrington Stage Company