Bard in Boston - Shakespeare Spring 2014 (post-Ides)

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In October, I posted as comprehensive a list of 2013-2014 Shakespeare as I could find. We're now about mid-way through Spring semester, and a lot more places have spring (and sometimes even summer -- I'm looking at you, Shakespeare & Company out in Lenox) shows up that weren't listed back in October. So below is a list of all the publicly posted upcoming Shakespeare shows in the Boston area (I'm including farther afield shows under a cut-tag at the bottom) that I'm aware of.




MIT

Twelfth Night

March 20, 21, 22 at 8pm
La Sala, 2nd floor, MIT Student Center (Building W20)

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BU CFA School of Theatre

Macbeth

March 21-23

Room: "Jewels 2" Miller Studio Theatre 356
Building: College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH, directed by Clay Hopper, March 21-23. A 90-minute rendering of Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy and devised for a company of eight actors, this workshop production will serve as a prelude to a full production next fall with New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company. CRC, New Rep’s flagship educational outreach program, tours professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. For more information on CRC visit www.newrep.org/crc. No reservations are necessary for this FREE event.

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OBERON

Sexyback: or what you will

One Night Only! Monday, March 24th at 8:00pm

FREE ADMISSION! Note: This is a workshop performance.

OBERON
2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Part of the OBERON New Works Series.

From Touch Performance Art, the resident company of OBERON, comes their newest work, Sexyback: or what you will -- a new immersive club-theater experience of boy band hits and killer dance moves- inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Sexyback captures the feeling of that NSYNC concert you went crazy for with a traditional male ensemble that ignites the boy band fever we had- plus all the hilarious gender-bending glory of Shakespeare. Party, drink at the bar, and dance to all the hits as the show fulfills all your NSYNC reunion fantasies.

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Theatre@First

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard

Friday April 4, 2014 7 pm
Saturday April 5, 2014 4 pm (matinee)
Sunday April 6, 2014 7 pm

Wednesday April 9, 2014 7 pm
Thursday April 10, 2014 7 pm
Friday April 11, 2014 7 pm
Saturday April 12, 2014 4 pm (matinee)

The Davis Square Theatre, Davis Square, Somerville

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Wellesley College

Julius Caesar

Thursday April 10th at 7pm
Friday April 11th at 7pm
Saturday April 12th at 7pm
Sunday April 13th at 6pm

Thursday April 17th at 7pm
Friday April 18th at 7pm
Saturday April 19th at 7pm
Sunday April 20th at 6pm

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HRD (Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Agassiz Theater
14 Mason Street
(Main entrance from within Radcliffe Yard)
Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursday, April 17th at 7:30p.m.
Friday, April 18th at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, April 19th at 2:30p.m.

Saturday, April 19th at 7:30p.m.
Sunday, April 20th at 2:30p.m.

It's 1999 in sunny Southern California, and as Athens prepares for a huge wedding, Hermia and Lysander steal into the forest to elope. Demetrius and Helena follow, entangling the four in a web of obsession and rejection. Unbeknownst to the lovers, the forest has become a hotbed of raves and glow sticks. The mortals soon become pawns in a battle of wills between the ravers' Fairy King Oberon and his Queen Titania. Hilarity, mischief, love, and lust abound in this raucous re-imaging of Shakespeare's classic tale.

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BU Shakespeare Society

The Winter's Tale

April 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm

BU Student Theater at Agannis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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Actors' Shakespeare Project

As You Like It

April 17 - May 18

The Springstep Building
98 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford

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Longwood Players

Kiss Me, Kate
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack

May 2, 3, 8, 9 at 8pm
May 10 at 2pm and 8pm

Cambridge YMCA Theater
820 Mass. Ave.
Central Square, Cambridge

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A.R.T. (American Repertory Theater)

The Tempest

May 10, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA

Experience Prospero’s wizardry as never before in this startling production, featuring magic created by Teller (of the legendary duo Penn & Teller). When shipwrecked aristocrats wash up on the shores of Prospero’s strange island, they find themselves immersed in a world of trickery and amazement, where Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan's Dust Bowl balladry and Teller’s magic animate the spirits and monsters. The Tempest is a co-production with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Nevada.

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A.R.T. (American Repertory Theater)

Twelfth Night

May 23 - 30, 2014

The Ex
64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138




Macbeth

March 6 - April 13

THE SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE
172 Exchange St.
Pawtucket, RI

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Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World

April 5–27

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

A whirlwind tour through the life, times and work of William Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World features six actors, a few props, a truck-load of historical information, popular misinformation and scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. This hysterical, fast-paced presentation is designed to introduce kids and adults to Shakespeare through his stories, characters, and words—with a bit of sword-fighting and clowning thrown in for good measure.

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Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare’s Will
by VERN THIESSEN

May 23–August 24

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Passion, humor, and mystery abound in this sensual and provocative tale by award-winning Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen. Filled with song, dance, and the poetry of language, Shakespeare’s Will, set in 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon, explores the uncharted and tumultuous life of Anne Hathaway — Shakespeare’s enigmatic wife. The woman who spent 34 years married to a genius she rarely saw finally gets to tell us her tale.

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Shakespeare & Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 21–August 30

Tina Packer Playhouse
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Magic and whimsy meet down in the Bayou where A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to life and the Jazz Era in America explodes! Oberon, Titania and the ever-mischievous sprite Puck frolic among the mangroves and Spanish moss in this enchanted and unforgettable treatment of Shakespeare’s classic, bawdy comedy.

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Shakespeare & Company

Julius Caesar

June 27–August 30

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

The riveting and bloody story of Julius Caesar heats up the Bernstein stage in this pared down ‘bare Bard’ production, in which 7 actors play all the roles.

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Shakespeare & Company

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
by ADAM LONG, DANIEL SINGER, and JESS WINFIELD

July 4–August 24

Tina Packer Playhouse
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

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Shakespeare & Company

Romeo and Juliet

July 17–August 23

The Dell at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Performed ‘bare Bard’ style with only 6 actors playing all the roles and trimmed to 90 minutes

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Shakespeare & Company

Henry IV, Parts I & II

August 2–August 31

Tina Packer Playhouse
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Power and rebellion collide in a whirlwind adaptation of Henry IV — delivering both parts in one dynamic evening of theatre. A 15th century Eastcheap and a contemporary London set the backdrop for the exploits of a defiant Price Hal and his partner-in-crime, the unruly knight Falstaff, a guilt-ridden King Henry, and the plotting Harry Percy — “The Hotspur.”
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From:ron_newman
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
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Thank you for this comprehensive list!

However, you left out a really big one: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night, on Boston Common this summer.
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From:hermionesviolin
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
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I had been wondering what Shakespeare on the Common's show would be this summer, but I couldn't find anything on their website or their Twitter or Facebook. Do you have a link?
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From:ron_newman
Date:March 17th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
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Here's their auditions page, which is the only place on their website where I can find any such information.
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From:yendi
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:52 am (UTC)
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ART actually has two Twelfth Nights, although the other one is a very loose adaptation: http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/sexyback-or-what-you-will

(And thanks again for compiling this!)

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From:hermionesviolin
Date:March 17th, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
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OMG that is amazing! *brb, putting it on my calendar*
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From:rolypolypony
Date:March 17th, 2014 11:23 am (UTC)
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Awesome!! Thanks for posting this!
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