Shakespeare & Company kicks off their 2021 theater season with a production of King Lear, featuring beloved Emmy winning actor of stage and screen, Christopher Lloyd. July 2nd through August 29th, 2021.

Shakespeare & Company has been bringing the works of The Bard and others to life in the Berkshires since 1978, May through to December. Though the company’s focus is primarily Shakespeare, works by other authors are also presented.

They also provides actor training to both new students and working professionals. Each autumn, the company presents the Fall Festival of Shakespeare to over 500 high school students. The festival is a 9 week, collaborative exploration and production of a variety of Shakespeare plays.

Shakespeare & Company has a far reaching reputation that draws both audience members and stars to their productions and classes. Keanu Reeves, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, and Andie MacDowell, have all graced their stages or attended their workshops.

Christopher Lloyd as King Lear

King Lear featuring Christopher Lloyd

The 2021 Shakespeare & Company theater season gets off to a roaring start with Christopher Lloyd as King Lear.

Christopher Lloyd got his start as an apprentice in summer stock at age 14 and now has a career spanning nearly five decades. Most recognize him for his roles as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on television’s “Taxi” or Dr. Emmett Brown from the “Back to the Future” movies. Though better known for his roles on the big and small screen, the actor has also appeared in over two hundred plays.

King Lear, widely regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies, tells the tale of the once-powerful king dividing his kingdom between his three daughters. The production, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, will be performed outdoors at the New Spruce Theater in Lenox, MA.

Shakespeare & Company 2021 Season

King Lear: July 2 – August 28 at The New Spruce Theatre
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Nicole Ricciardi | Featuring Christopher Lloyd

Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox
Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox

Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey: July 16 – July 25 at The Roman Garden Theatre
by Debra Ann Byrd | Directed by Tina Packer

Art: July 30 – August 22 at The Roman Garden Theatre
by Yasmina Reza | Translated by Christopher Hampton | Directed by Christopher V. Edwards

Measure For Measure: A Workshop Production: September 1 – 5 at The Roman Garden Theatre
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Alice Reagan

hang: September 10 – October 3 at the Tina Packer Playhouse
by debbie tucker green | Directed by Regge Life

The Chairs: October 8 – 31 at the Tina Packer Playhouse
by Eugène Ionesco | Directed by James Warwick

Learn more online at You can also visit the theater company on Facebook.

Shakespeare & Company productions are presented at a variety of venues on their 34 acre campus at 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, MA. This is just 5 minutes from the front door of our Berkshires bed and breakfast, The Inn at Stockbridge.
Shakespeare enthusiasts should consider a stay in our Shakespeare Suite, which features a 4-post king-sized bed, fireplace, and double whirlpool tub.

See you soon!