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‘War of the Worlds’ Radio Hoax Restaged at Shakespeare & Company

Elizabeth Aspenlieder stars in Shakespeare & Company's restaging of Orson Welles's radio drama 'War of the Worlds'

(LENOX, Mass.) – Orson Welles’s legendary radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds that caused panic among listeners who mistook the fictionalized program about an alien invasion for an authentic news bulletin when first broadcast on Halloween in 1938 has now been wrought for the stage and is being presented by Shakespeare &…

Shakespeare & Company sets ‘As You Like It’ in 1920s Paris

Kelley Curran, Jonathan Epstein, and Merritt Janson in Shakespeare & Company's production of 'As You Like It'

(Lenox, MA) –As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, runs through September 4 in Shakespeare & Company’s Founders’ Theatre in Lenox, Mass. Abounding in fools, lovers, and cross-dressers, this is the sort of production that Shakespeare & Company does best. Directed by company artistic director Tony Simotes, this As You Like It is…