Theatre

Williamstown Theatre Festival

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance

From June through August, WTF brings Tony awardwinning actors and veterans of television and film to perform in a series of plays — comedies, dramas, musicals, classics and new work.

Mass MoCA

Downtown North Adams

Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

Williams College ’62 Center

Williams College

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance — summer home of the Williamstown Theatre Festival — hosts theater and dance performances year-round while the college is in session.

Into the Woods

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

April 27 - April 29, 2018

Stephen Sondhiem’s masterpiece of music theatre: Cinderella marries her prince, Jack sells his best friend for a handful of beans, Little Red defeats the wolf, Rapunzel lets her hair down, and it all goes horribly wrong …

WordxWord

WordxWord

Spoken word poets run mentoring programs and writing workshops in Berkshire schools and hold events year-round, from National Poetry Month to an annual week-long summer festival in Pittsfield.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Clark Art Institute

May 3 - May 5, 2018

Williams College student theater group Cap & Bells presents three performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, written by Williams alumnus Bill Finn.

MacBeth

Clark Art Institute

May 12, 2018 2:00 PM - May 12, 2018

William Shakespeare’s terrifying tragedy brings Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff to the London National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, live on the big screen in HD.

Backstage Comedy

Oldcastle Theatre

May 19, 2018 8:00 PM - May 19, 2018 10:00 PM

Tom Lewis hosts an evening of adult laughter with Dave Feldman, winner of three three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, four Writers Guild Awards and a CableACE award.

Julius Caesar live in HD

Clark Art Institute

May 20, 2018 2:00 PM - May 20, 2018

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Williamstown Theatre Festival season preview

Clark Art Institute

June 7, 2018 7:00 PM - June 7, 2018

Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield for a sneak peek at the 2018 season and the reading of a new play with a cast of veteran actors.

The Closet

Williamstown Theatre Festival

June 26 - July 1, 2018

A comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Mark Brokaw, brings Brooks Ashmanskas and Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick together in a satire inspired by the French film Le Placard.

The Sound Inside

Williamstown Theatre Festival

June 27 - July 1, 2018

Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Awardwinner Mary-Louise Parker stars in a world premiere: Under pressure, Bella Baird, a professor at an Ivy League university, allies herself with a brilliant student.

The Closet

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 3 - July 8, 2018

A comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Mark Brokaw, brings Brooks Ashmanskas and Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick together in a satire inspired by the French film Le Placard.

The Sound Inside

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 3 - July 8, 2018

Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Awardwinner Mary-Louise Parker stars in a world premiere: Under pressure, Bella Baird, a professor at an Ivy League university, allies herself with a brilliant student.

The Closet

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 10 - July 14, 2018

A comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Mark Brokaw, brings Brooks Ashmanskas and Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick together in a satire inspired by the French film Le Placard.

Artney Jackson

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 11 - July 15, 2018

Artney Jackson is a mentor and a respected employee at the local cable company. On the edge of promotion, he faces chaos as his son plans to move out and his employers and co-workers test his resolve.

Lempicka

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 19 - July 22, 2018

A new musical with book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer and music by Matt Gould, directed by Rachel Chavkin, follows two Russian aristocrats fleeing to Paris after the revolution.

Artney Jackson

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 17 - July 22, 2018

Artney Jackson is a mentor and a respected employee at the local cable company. On the edge of promotion, he faces chaos as his son plans to move out and his employers and co-workers test his resolve.

Lempicka

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 24 - July 29, 2018

A new musical with book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer and music by Matt Gould, directed by Rachel Chavkin, follows two Russian aristocrats fleeing to Paris after the revolution.

Seared

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 25 - July 29, 2018

In a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Chef Harry (Steven Pasquale) is a genius in the kitchen. His business partner wants to expand their restaurant, but Harry sees that as selling out.

Lempicka

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 31 - August 1, 2018

A new musical with book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer and music by Matt Gould, directed by Rachel Chavkin, follows two Russian aristocrats fleeing to Paris after the revolution.

Seared

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 31 - August 4, 2018

In a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Chef Harry (Steven Pasquale) is a genius in the kitchen. His business partner wants to expand their restaurant, but Harry sees that as selling out.

The Member of the Wedding

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 5, 2018

On the eve of a wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown is struggling to protect 12-year-old Frankie (Tavi Gevinson) from harsh racially motivated injustices outside their Southern home.

Dangerous House

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 8 - August 12, 2018

Noxolo is an aspiring footballer from Cape Town who moved to London for a fresh start, but with the World Cup coming to South Africa and the mounting sense that her ex-lover is in peril, she is pulled back.

The Member of the Wedding

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 7 - August 12, 2018

On the eve of a wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown is struggling to protect 12-year-old Frankie (Tavi Gevinson) from harsh racially motivated injustices outside their Southern home.

The Member of the Wedding

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 14 - August 19, 2018

On the eve of a wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown is struggling to protect 12-year-old Frankie (Tavi Gevinson) from harsh racially motivated injustices outside their Southern home.

Dangerous House

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 15 - August 19, 2018

Noxolo is an aspiring footballer from Cape Town who moved to London for a fresh start, but with the World Cup coming to South Africa and the mounting sense that her ex-lover is in peril, she is pulled back.

Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage

Twenty miles south in Pittsfield, Barrington Stage Company fills two stages from June to August and with musicals, comedy and drama, including new works.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Berkshire Theatre Group

With stages in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, the Berkshires’ oldest theatre company is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2018.

Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Co.

Founded in 1977, Lenox’s well-established troupe performs Shakespearean classics, contemporary works, adaptations of Edith Wharton’s short stories and more from May to September.

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