The 2018 Shakespeare & Company season will explore themes of “Delight, Deceit, and Desire” with a lineup that includes Taylor Mac’s Off-Broadway hit Hir, Carey Crim’s comedy Morning After Grace, an outdoor As You Like It, Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, and Simon Stephens’ Broadway play Heisenberg. Staged in Lenox, Massachusetts, the season will kick off in May and wrap up in October.
Kicking things off will be the New England premiere of Morning After Grace (May 24–July 15), directed by Regge Life and starring Corinna May, and Macbeth (July 3–August 5), directed by Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen (The Turn of the Screw) and featuring Jonathan Croy and Tod Randolph.
Also slated for July will be August Strindberg’s Creditors, adapted by David Greig and directed by Nicole Ricciardi and featuring Jonathan Epstein and Kristin Wold (July 19–August 12), as well as a family-friendly outdoor staging of the Bard’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Kelly Galvin (July 10–August 18).
In August, Artistic Director Allyn Burrows will helm an outdoor staging of Shakespeare’s As You Like It (August 9–September 2) with a cast made up of Thomas Brazzle, MaConnia Chesser, Nigel Gore, Deaon Griffin-Pressley, Ella Loudon, and Mark Zeisler; and Tina Packer will direct Stephens' acclaimed two-hander Heisenberg, starring Tamara Hickey and Malcolm Ingram (August 11–September 2).
Rounding out the season will be Mothers and Sons, featuring Annette Miller with direction by James Warwick (August 16–September 9); and Hir, directed by Alice Reagan and featuring Aspenlieder and Martin Jason Asprey (September 13–October 7).
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with our lineup for the 2018 Season," said Burrows in a statement. “From stirring stories to sublime surprises, from gut punches to tender kisses, from raging battles to quiet moments, we’ve an array of programming that is sure to delight and deliver!“
Additional casting will be announced at a later date. For more information visit Shakespeare.org.