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King Lear

July 2 - August 29
Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The once powerful King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. At the crucial point of relinquishing his realm, Lear demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. His ambitious older daughters answer with false praise and lavish flattery, however his youngest daughter, who does truly love him, answers with honesty. Wildly unsatisfied with her response, Lear’s rage sets in motion catastrophic consequences. Ultimately stripped…

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Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey

July 16 - July 25
Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Described as a living memoir, BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey is a multimedia theatrical production with lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped the life of a resilient little girl growing up in Spanish Harlem. This choreopoem chronicles the life of classical actress, Debra Ann Byrd. At the Roman Garden Theatre.  Days and Times to be announced. 

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Women of Tyringham, An Original Oral History Project

July 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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UBU Theater, Tyringham Cemetery Field, Church Road
Tyringham, MA 01264 United States
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$5 – $15

Women of Tyringham is a community-based oral history theater project. The project’s goal is to celebrate and share the unheralded voices of Tyringham’s women. Conceived, produced and directed by Ann Gallo and co-written with author Rachel Urquhart and performed by residents of Tyringham, MA. Bring a lawn chair and mask. Children under 12 free. Tickets purchased on day of show only.

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The Wizard of Oz

July 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 15, 2021

Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$50

Relive the classic tale of four unlikely friends on the adventure of a lifetime. Join America’s original heroine Dorothy as she leads her friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow on a journey down the yellow brick road to the magical Emerald City. Under the Big Tent at The Colonial Theatre.

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The Niceties

July 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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[email protected], Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, 01201
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$47.50

Zoe, a Black student at an elite liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.

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Eleanor

July 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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In Eleanor, BSC Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Tony Award- winning actress Harriet Harris returns to the role. Indoors at the Boyd/Quinson Stage.

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Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays

July 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Discover the power and intimacy of the solo play with this series of three shows centering and celebrating Black artists and their voices through theatrical storytelling. Each show consists of three, 30-minute world premieres, created by Black writers, written for actors of color, and brought to life by directors Wardell Julius Clark, Candis C. Jones, and Colette Robert on the Front Lawn of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

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King Lear

July 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The once powerful King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. Performed outdoors at the new Spruce Theatre.

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Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey

July 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 24, 2021

One event on July 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on July 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A living memoir, multimedia theatrical production with lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped the life of a resilient little girl growing up in Spanish Harlem. Outside at the Roman Garden Theatre.

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Outside Around Town: Alien/Nation – Walking

July 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 8, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and the company of The Forest of Arden comes an immersive world premiere theatrical experience that takes you on a journey throughout Williamstown, revealing unexpected surprises around you and within you. Choose to experience this completely unique site-specific performance by foot or by car, and plunge yourself into the center of stories inspired by real events that took place in Western Massachusetts in 1969.

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