- Shakespeare in the Park: ‘The Tempest’ wraps up successful run, sets single-night attendance record | Berkshire Eagle
Under clear skies last Friday, “The Tempest” drew more than 500 people to The Common on First Street, helping push the overall attendance to just under 3,000 for the three-week run.
- Podcast Interview | More Theatre Talk
One of the pleasures of seeing different productions of Shakespeare’s plays is gaining new insights into the characters and their actions as different actors and directors bring fresh insights to the play.
- Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park stage managers ready to steer the outdoor course | Berkshire Eagle
Come opening night and through the play’s run on an outdoor stage, the theatrical dynamic duo will be the director’s steering wheels, making sure the performances are a smooth ride in front of a captive audience, rain or shine.
- Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park returns to The Common on July 21 | Berkshire Eagle
“The Tempest,” should delight the audiences of this year’s Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park production, especially children experiencing the bard for the first time.
- Camp Shakespeare offers a free theatre experience for Pittsfield youngsters | Press Release
Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park launches “Camp Shakespeare”, a free week-long camp for Pittsfield youth aged 9–13 focused on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, culminating in a public performance on the First Street Common.
- Letter: Spada’s ‘The Tempest’ should not be missed | Berkshire Eagle
I have already marked my summer calendar, reserving time to see “The Tempest.” This is an opportunity not to be missed! Many thanks in advance, Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park.
- Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park to stage “The Tempest” in the common | Berkshire Eagle
Mayor Linda Tyer believes Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park has become an anchor for future, sustainable cultural activities at The Common. “I think we have exciting, emerging conversations going on of how to use the park creatively in the summer.”
- Giving Show | Radio2Women
Don’t know what to give this year to friends and family? Give the gift of free outside theater for everyone. Listen to what Enrico will do with your donation and what’s in store for the 2016 Season.
- Strong launch for Pittsfield’s ‘Romeo’ in the park; rainout spurs makeup | Berkshire Eagle
Upstaged by Mother Nature, Pittsfield Shakepeare in the Park’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” still drew good crowds — and good reviews — for its debut last week.
- Letter: It all comes together on restored Common | Berkshire Eagle
We then sat down to a spectacularly engaging and no-charge production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This is theater that refreshes and broadcasts a timeless tale of love and loss that even my seven-year-old appreciated.
- Weekend Whirlwind | Arts Indie
…We went to this with our expectations bar set pretty high; we were not disappointed. The bar for next year on the Bard is now set even higher.
- Radio2Women with Stephanie Campbell | Radio2Women
Join the cast of Romeo and Juliet as they open and discuss the upcoming breath-taking production on First St Street Common Park in Pittsfield MA.
- Shrek, Shakespeare highlight arts-focused Third Thursday in Pittsfield | Berkshire Eagle
This year’s selection, “Romeo and Juliet,” opened to an attentive crowd, which gathered at the park’s new pavilion, the backdrop for the tragic love story.
- Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park performs ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at The Common | Berkshire Eagle
“To be walking down First Street and see the [pavilion] lit up, people will stumble upon Shakespeare and find out it’s free,” Brophy said. “I want to make Juliet relatable to teenagers,” said Barnett-Mulligan. “I want to show them this isn’t a stuffy old Shakespeare play, but about teenage love.”
- Pittsfield’s Shakespeare in the Park sets cast for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ | Berkshire Eagle
In all, 19 young and veteran actors from throughout the Berkshires have been cast as close to the age of the characters intended by playwright William Shakespeare, according to Enrico Spada, founder/director of Pittsfield Shakespeare.
- Teen-Led ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Comes to Pittsfield Common This Summer | iBerkshires
“I think it’s a great opportunity for people who might be a little bit nervous about Shakespeare, a little unfamiliar, to have the opportunity to go every night for a weekend or two weekends, and let it wash over them and become more familiar with the play, I think is really exciting,” he said.
- Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park to stage “Romeo and Juliet” at The Common | Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield Cultural Development Director Jen Glockner believes relocating the midsummer event downtown could boost attendance by making it a more walkable event. “The vision for The Common was to do what we’re trying to do — bring the art and cultural expansion to the park,” she said.
- Shakespeare’s Love Birds To Take Stage At Pittsfield’s Renovated Common | WAMC
- Pittsfield Cuts Ribbon On Renovated Common | WAMC
- Berkshire Performance Venues Report Successful Summers | WAMC
- Darcie Sosa: Put down remote, and see theater | Berkshire Eagle
“This cast was energetic, engaging and even threw in some iPhone jokes to make this well-produced show fresh and relevant.”
- The Oldest, Cheapest, And Most Effective Audience Engagement Tool | Drama League
“But last night, sitting next to a nine-year-old girl who eagerly thrust her hands in to Puck’s at the end of that famous epilogue, I realized that she was far more hip than I. Her old school impulse to sit in front of a storyteller and listen to him speak the truth made her the best audience member in that park.”
- Tonight We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1599 | arts indie
“But one can’t help but feel that the Bard would applaud a few extra flights of fancy being added to his light-hearted tale of fairy feuds, eloping teenagers, preening part-time actors and love potions gone awry.”
- Four more chances to catch this free family-friendly production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Pittsfield | Berkshire Family Focus
“The energy of the land and the outdoor air mixed with the energy of this performance is a magical, hard to describe phenomenon. Go see for yourself what I’m talking about. For real, don’t miss it.”
- Shakespeare’s spirit invoked at Third Thursday | Berkshire Eagle
“Later, in Springside Park, a healthy crowd of well more than 100 gathered despite showers to watch local businessman and actor Enrico Spada’s brainchild of free Shakespeare plays in Springside Park come to life.”
- Pittsfield’s Free Shakespeare In The Park Is To Be | Rural Intelligence
- Shakespeare In The Park Coming To Pittsfield | WAMC
- Artist Looks to Launch Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park | iBerkshires