Special Shows

2023 Gala: Honoring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer

Celebrating the incredible legacy of Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. Tina’s vision made Shakespeare & Company what it is today, and has shaped how Shakespeare is talked about, performed, and experienced around the world. We are excited to gather, with artists and individuals from the span of the Company’s history, to revel in all that Tina has contributed to performance, actor training, theater education, and the Berkshires.

Lulu-Fest Lenox Jazz Festival

LuluFest Lenox Jazz Festival Featuring three brilliant women-led bands: Mary Ann McSweeney’s Urban Fado Project, the Peggy Stern Quartet, and Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Sara Caswell and her band.


August Wilson’s Fences

August Wilson’s Fences, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 1987, is set in the 1950s and is part of the playwright’s acclaimed American Century Cycle.

Dear Jack Dear Louise

Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise

Shakespeare & Company presents the Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise – the story of two strangers introduced through letters, kept apart by war, and drawn together through shared stories of their lives, hopes, and fears. A comedic and touching look at life in 1942 complete with nods to music, theater, and literature. Dear Jack, Dear Louise was inspired by the World War II courtship of Ludwig’s parents.

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