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The How and the Why, by Sarah TreemPreviews May 22-29Opening May 30Closing July 26From the writer/producer of House of Cards and In Treatment comes this smart-witted, sharp new play about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny. Directed by Nicole Ricciardi. 
The How and the Why

The How and the Why, by Sarah Treem

Previews May 22-29
Opening May 30
Closing July 26

From the writer/producer of House of Cards and In Treatment comes this smart-witted, sharp new play about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny. Directed by
Nicole Ricciardi.

 

5/22/2015 To 7/26/2015
Henry V, by William ShakespearePreviews June 18-25Opening June 26Closing August 23Elayne P. Bernstein TheatreStarring Ryan Winkles This epic tale chronicles the infamous journey of a disaffected prince to legendary king. Ryan Winkles stars in the title role, as a man who sets out to repair his broken nation, prove his worth and win the affections of the French princess.  Directed by Jenna Ware.
Henry V

Henry V, by William Shakespeare
Previews June 18-25
Opening June 26
Closing August 23

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Starring Ryan Winkles

This epic tale chronicles the infamous journey of a disaffected prince to legendary king. Ryan Winkles stars in the title role, as a man who sets out to repair his broken nation, prove his worth and win the affections of the French princess.  Directed by Jenna Ware.

6/18/2015 To 8/23/2015
by William ShakespearePreviews July 2–July 10Opening July 11Closing August 23Packer PlayhouseTwo sets of twins. One tiny island. Unlimited chaos. Shakespeare's classic farce delivers a theatrical whirlwind of magic, music and mayhem involving mistaken identities, accidental seductions and daring heists. Directed by Taibi Magar.
The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Previews July 2–July 10
Opening July 11
Closing August 23
Packer Playhouse

Two sets of twins. One tiny island. Unlimited chaos. Shakespeare's classic farce delivers a theatrical whirlwind of magic, music and mayhem involving mistaken identities, accidental seductions and daring heists. Directed by Taibi Magar.
7/2/2015 To 8/23/2015
Shakespeare and the Language That Shaped a World
7/10/2015 To 8/15/2015
Hamlet
7/16/2015 To 8/22/2015
The Unexpected Manby Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher HamptonPreviews July 18-July 23Opening July 24Closing September 6A middle-aged man and woman sit opposite each other in a train compartment on a journey from Paris to Frankfurt. He is a world famous author; she, one of his biggest fans, carries his latest novel in her handbag and ponders the dilemma of reading it in front of him. From the creator of Art and God of Carnage, this illuminating drama explores themes of intimacy, celebrity and second chances. Directed by Seth Gordon.
The Unexpected Man
The Unexpected Man
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Previews July 18-July 23
Opening July 24
Closing September 6

A middle-aged man and woman sit opposite each other in a train compartment on a journey from Paris to Frankfurt. He is a world famous author; she, one of his biggest fans, carries his latest novel in her handbag and ponders the dilemma of reading it in front of him. From the creator of Art and God of Carnage, this illuminating drama explores themes of intimacy, celebrity and second chances. Directed by Seth Gordon.
7/18/2015 To 9/6/2015
WORLD PREMIEREby Jane Anderson (rights pending)Previews July 30-August 6Opens August 7Closing September 6Elayne P. Bernstein TheatreStarring Tina Packer.  Penned by Emmy Award-winning writer Jane Anderson (Mad Men, Olive Kitteridge), this powerful and dark comedy follows the tale of Joan of Arc, as seen through the eyes of her mum who is doing her very best to accept the fact that her daughter is different. Parenthood, religion, sexuality and politics all play a role; Tina Packer stars as the Mother of the Maid. Directed by Matthew Penn. (Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid was originally presented as a staged reading at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab during their 2014 summer season.)
Mother of the Maid
WORLD PREMIERE
by Jane Anderson (rights pending)
Previews July 30-August 6
Opens August 7
Closing September 6

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Starring Tina Packer.  Penned by Emmy Award-winning writer Jane Anderson (Mad Men, Olive Kitteridge), this powerful and dark comedy follows the tale of Joan of Arc, as seen through the eyes of her mum who is doing her very best to accept the fact that her daughter is different. Parenthood, religion, sexuality and politics all play a role; Tina Packer stars as the Mother of the Maid. Directed by Matthew Penn. (Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid was originally presented as a staged reading at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab during their 2014 summer season.)
7/30/2015 To 9/6/2015
by Lolita ChakrabartiPreviews August 6-August 13Opening August 14Closing September 13Packer PlayhouseAn imagined version of true events, Red Velvet is the story of Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello on the English stage in 1833. Fresh from his critically acclaimed performances in Tamburlaine (TFANA) and The Iceman Cometh (BAM), OBIE Award- winning actor John Douglas Thompson stars as Ira Aldridge.  Directed by Daniela Varon.
Red Velvet

by Lolita Chakrabarti

Previews August 6-August 13
Opening August 14
Closing September 13
Packer Playhouse

An imagined version of true events, Red Velvet is the story of Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello on the English stage in 1833. Fresh from his critically acclaimed performances in Tamburlaine (TFANA) and The Iceman Cometh (BAM), OBIE Award- winning actor John Douglas Thompson stars as Ira Aldridge.  Directed by Daniela Varon.

8/6/2015 To 9/13/2015
August 28 & 29, Elayne P.Bernstein TheatreCry Havoc, by StephenWolfert Using Shakespeare's timeless words, and a few of his own, Shakespeare & Company Training alumni and US military veteran Stephan Wolfert performs an interactive play that weaves his own experience with some of Shakespeare’s most iconic military figures. A testament to the healing powerof art and human resilience, this piece reveals how Shakespeare's audiences wrestled with the same hopes and fears that occupy our modern lives.
Cry Havoc

August 28 & 29, Elayne P.Bernstein Theatre

Cry Havoc, by StephenWolfert

Using Shakespeare's timeless words, and a few of his own, Shakespeare & Company Training alumni and US military veteran Stephan Wolfert performs an interactive play that weaves his own experience with some of Shakespeare’s most iconic military figures. A testament to the healing powerof art and human resilience, this piece reveals how Shakespeare's audiences wrestled with the same hopes and fears that occupy our modern lives.
8/28/2015 To 8/29/2015
 An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’HarePreviews October 3-9Opening October 10Closing November 1  “Spellbinding…an age-old story that resonateswith tragic meaning today.”      -The New York Times A modern-dayretelling of Homer's classic tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles, told through the eyes of a single narrator whose gripping monologue captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, this powerful piece vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind's compulsion toward violence. 
An Iliad

 

An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

Previews October 3-9

Opening October 10

Closing November 1 

 “Spellbinding…an age-old story that resonateswith tragic meaning today.”
      -The New York Times

 

A modern-dayretelling of Homer's classic tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles, told through the eyes of a single narrator whose gripping monologue captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, this powerful piece vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind's compulsion toward violence.

 

10/3/2015 To 11/1/2015
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