Join us in the park in 2019!

Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park’s fifth annual production under the stars is Much Ado About Nothing!

Directed by Maizy Broderick Scarpa

AUGUST 15–25 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8pm)
First Street Common
Admission is Free! (donation suggested)

Featuring the famously witty on-again-off-again lovers Beatrice and Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing is the story of the trials of love in a society dominated by patriarchal traditions. Beatrice’s cousin Hero and the young soldier Claudio meet and fall in love, but when a man spreads nasty rumors about her, Hero’s voice is silenced and their relationship torn apart. Loyalties are tested as the community responds, including a ragtag group of officers who just might save the day.

Pre-show Serenades

Provided by Rock On!

Come early on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and enjoy live music before the show, starting at 7:15. Bring a picnic and pick the best seats on the lawn. Check out the schedule of performers »

Donate Now!

Our goal for individual contributions for 2019 is $10,000. Help us create free theatre by making a tax-deductible contribution today!

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Past Productions

2017 - Twelfth Night

This delightful comedy was seen on the First Street Common July 20–August 6.

2016 - The Tempest

This magical romance performed on the First Street Common July 21–August 7.

2015 - Romeo and Juliet

Seen by 3,500 people July 16–August 2 on the First Street Common.

2014 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Our first production played July 17–27 at Springside Park.