FREE Outdoor Shakespeare Presented by Berkshire High School Students

This Weekend with Shakespeare & Company

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid May 11, 2022

LENOX, Mass. - Shakespeare & Company presents These Violent Delights: A Spring Young Company Performance, on Friday, May 13th, and Saturday, May 14th, at 6 p.m., outdoors at The New Spruce Theatre in Lenox.

Featuring area high school students engaged in actor training, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Directed by David Bertoldi and Caitlin Kraft, the 2022 Spring Young Company ensemble presents two free performances that are open to the public.

After the street brawl that ends the lives of Tybalt and Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet grapple with the deadly consequences of their forbidden love. Faced with swirling flashbacks, they must piece together their memories to answer the question: how did we get here? These performances are the culmination of a nine-week program through which high-school-aged actors explore voice, movement, clown, and more – experiencing Shakespeare's text in a rigorous, personal, and playful way.

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit, or call the Box Office at (413) 637-3353.

Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street, Lenox.