• A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Stage2 2024

    General Public Performances

    We have all been told those famous bedtime stories of young heroes who adventure into the forest, encountering magic and mystery on the way to their happily ever after. But in real life, our own stories are much more complicated. Magic comes with a cost, and not every mystery has a perfect solution. What power do we have when what makes us happy is not quite what we thought it would be? This year’s Midsummer will take audiences to a darker wood where powerful fairies turn our familiar narratives of love, competition, camaraderie, and fantasy upside down. Lullabies are more lit, some trees have thorns, and sweet dreams will never be quite the same.

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  • CSC’s Shakespeare Under the Stars Gala

    Join us for an evening of electrifying performance and the theatricality that makes Shakespeare on the Common a joy each year! Starring some of CSC’s most breathtaking performers, the gala is themed around a soft, starry night on the… Read More

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  • ShakesDown Episode 2: Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

    Join Bryn Boice (CSC’s Associate Artistic Director) in this monthly podcast, as she breaks down and shakes down Shakespeare’s most interesting speeches, from the most famous to the most obscure. This month, she explores Helena’s Act I Scene… Read More

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  • The Winter’s Tale

    King Leontes of Sicilia falsely accuses his wife, Hermione, of infidelity with his best friend, the King of Bohemia. Blind with jealousy and convinced that he is right, his torment causes a storm of loss. Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a captivating parable of betrayals, renewed hope, and the transformative power of time.

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  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces its 2024 Season

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2023 BOSTON, MA – The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Steven Maler, Founding Artistic Director, are pleased to announce CSC’s 2024 Season – celebrating the “Seasons of Shakespeare” – through new and exciting… Read More

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The CommonStage Initiative extends our summer stay on the Boston Common and allows partner organizations to present work on our stage, expanding access to free arts programming that enhances the cultural landscape of Greater Boston.

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