Press Release: Casting Announcement for Richard III


For Immediate release: June 6, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell, kmitchell@commshakes.org Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents “Free Shakespeare On the Common:” William Shakespeare’s Richard III Directed by Steven Maler Starring Faran Tahir  July 18 – August 5 Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common… Read More

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Improper Bostonian: Crowning Glory-Interview with Richard III’s Faran Tahir


Actor Faran Tahir, 54, was born in Los Angeles into a distinguished artistic family and raised in Pakistan before returning to the U.S. in 1980 to study at Cal-Berkeley, and then at Harvard with the American Repertory Theater. Best known… Read More

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Press Release: CSC Stage2 For Young Audiences Presents Macbeth


For Immediate release: May 3, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell kmitchell@commshakes.org CSC Stage2 For Young Audiences presents SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH Directed by David R. Gammons May 24‑June 1 Carling-Sorenson Center at Babson College Students from 23 local schools will be attending performances Wellesley, MA —… Read More

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Press Release: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Shakespeare and Leadership: Gender and Power


For Immediate release: April 17, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 kmitchell@commshakes.org Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Shakespeare and Leadership Series” presents GENDER AND POWER Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre New England Conservatory Thursday, April 26th, 2018 Wellesley, MA — Commonwealth Shakespeare… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery: ‘Old Money’ Will Show You The Value Of Love, If Not A Dollar


“Old Money,” by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wassserstein (who took those prizes and more for her 1988 play “The Heidi Chronicles”), is a sprawling, intricate tale of two centuries. Its various narrative crossroads converge on one… Read More

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Edge Media: Then, as Now, It’s a Rich Man’s World : Karen MacDonald on Directing ‘Old Money’ for CSC


Karen MacDonald has been a leading light of the Boston theater scene for decades. She was a founding company member of the American Repertory Theatre — a distinction she holds along with the late, much missed Thomas Derrah… Read More

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Wicked Local: Babson’s play ‘Old Money’ looks at the character of America through wealth


There’s a quote by John Adams that resonates with Karen MacDonald these days. “We do possess one material which actually constitutes an aristocracy that governs the Nation,” wrote the second President of the United States. “That material is… Read More

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WGBH Arts This Week: Death and the Maiden


“A carefully rendered thriller that follows the toxic drops of injustice as they burn through the soul.”  

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The Boston Globe: A man, and a nation, on trial in ‘Death and the Maiden’


“Death and the Maiden’’ is another solid step toward broadening CSC’s identity and proving the troupe can thrive beyond the Common.

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Broadway World: Death and the Maiden: A Play for the Zeitgeist


Under the taut direction of CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler, a trio of actors inhabits the cast of characters who spend 36 hours together in a secluded beach house…

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