Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House will be performed as part of Shakespeare & Company's Winter Studio Festival of Plays.
Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House will be performed as part of Shakespeare & Company's Winter Studio Festival of Plays.
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Shakespeare & Company has announced its Winter Studio Festival of Plays, a weekend of staged readings set for January 14 and 15. All performances will take place in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre on the Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, Massachusetts.

"We are thrilled to be able to produce readings of both new plays and enduring classics," said artistic director Allyn Burrows. "Sharing the powerful language of these influential writers in the off season is important to keep the home fires burning. The Studio Festival gives actors and audiences an opportunity to connect and engage more intimately while exploring these provocative scripts."

The Winter Studio Festival titles include St. Petersburg: 1913 by local playwright Robert Sugarman; Susan Smith Blackburn Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl; OBIE Award winning dark comedy Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard; Beyond the Veil by Berkshire native Emily Devoti; and Chekov's classic, The Cherry Orchard. Each reading will be followed by a post-show discussion.

The schedule for Shakespeare & Company's Winter Studio Festival of Plays is as follows:

Saturday, January 14
1pm: St. Petersburg: 1913 by Robert Sugarman
4pm: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
7pm: Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard

Sunday, January 15
1pm: Beyond the Veil by Emily Devoti
4pm: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov

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