• Shakespeare on the Common

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    Food & Beverages

    • · Vendors available onsite
    • · Personal food & drink welcome
    • · No alcohol
  • Tickets & Seating

    · Performances are free & open to the public

    · Bring a blanket to sit on

    · Bring or rent a chair - rentals $5 + $5 deposit

    · Learn more about sitting in our Friends Section

    · Additional information will be posted in the spring

  • Other Info

    · Parking: Boston Common Garage

    · Restrooms available onsite

Shakespeare and the Law: Measure for Measure

Fear and Misery in the Third Reich

2017-2018 Season

See Calendar for matinee schedule


  • September 26, 2017

    Shakespeare and the Law: Measure for Measure

    • When:

      2 hours

    • Venue:

      Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street

    • Need to know:


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  • November 13, 2017

    Fear and Misery in the Third Reich

    • When:

      Monday, November 13, 2017 7pm 2 hours

    • Venue:

      Carling Sorenson Theater, Babson College

    • Need to know:

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  • 2017-2018

    2017-2018 Season

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Babson College, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      All dates, times, artists, and programs are subject to change.

      * Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, Death and the Maiden, and Old Money are presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Artistic & Education

Steven Maler, Founding Artistic Director

Adam Sanders, Associate Artistic Director

Victoria Townsend, Artistic Programs Coordinator

Hannah Pryfogle, Artistic Directing Intern


Abigail Rollins, Managing Director

Heather Darrow, Director of Marketing

Julia Ashton, Development & Events Associate

Kati Mitchell, Press and Media Relations (For press inquiries, please email katimitchell.pr@gmail.com)

Legal Representation: Jeffrey Cleven at Holland & Knight, LLP
Bookkeeping: Steven Kleinberg
Accountant: Julian Friedman at Friedman, Hurwitz & Aliber


Steven Maler

Steven Maler 

Steven Maler is Founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Director of the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College. At CSC he has been producing Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common productions since 1996, including Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, All’s Well That Ends Well, Othello, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Henry V, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Romeo & Juliet; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, featuring the Overture and Incidental Music of Felix Mendelssohn; as well as concert stagings of The Boys from Syracuse and Kiss Me, Kate at the Hatch Shell.

Other works include the world premiere of Our American Hamlet at the Sorenson Center; the world premiere of Robert Brustein’s The Last Will; Peter Eötvös's operatic treatment of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (U.S. Premiere); The Turn of the Screw at New Repertory Theatre; Santaland Diaries and Porcelain at SpeakEasy Stage Company; Top Girls and Weldon Rising at Coyote Theatre; and The L.A. Plays by Han Ong at A.R. T. His New York City credits include the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Without You, written by and starring Anthony Rapp for which he was recognized with an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Directing by The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence. The production recently concluded a successful run in Seoul, South Korea.

He has received the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence as well as for Best Production, Twelfth Night (CSC); Outstanding Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSC); Best Production, Suburbia (SpeakEasy); Best Solo Performance, John Kuntz’s Starf***ers, (also winning “Best Solo Performance Award” at New York International Fringe Festival).

His feature film The Autumn Heart, starring Tyne Daly, was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

Steve is a graduate of the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University where he directed Woyzeck, Pericles, The Duchess of Malfi, and Ghosts. He was the associate director of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V at the A.R.T., and Titus Andronicus and Hamlet in Tokyo. 

He grew up in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the John Motley Morehead scholarship. He has lived in the Boston area for over twenty years.