Shakespeare Returns to the Common | Berkshire Eagle Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park is one of the truest grassroots efforts an aficionado of the Bard of Avon’s work can find.
Letter: Get thee to The Common | Berkshire Eagle Superb acting, dynamic direction, creative set design, music and lighting, entertaining and energetic. And did I mention it’s free and right here in Pittsfield?
Meet the cast of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park | Berkshire Eagle Highlighting this year’s cast are two newcomers and two veterans of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, all devoted to a playwright whose 16th/17th century works remain relevant in the 21st century.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”