Shakespeare & Co. presents "Private Lives'


LENOX -- Noël Coward's uproarious farce, "Private Lives" will heat up Feb. 14 through March 30 at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company.

A special Valentine's treat, the Valentine's Brunch, an annual event will return on Sunday, Feb. 16. Visit or call the Box Office at (413) 637-3353 for further information and to book a Valentine's Brunch and show packages.

Considered one of the greatest comedies ever written and overflowing with sizzling repartee, Noël Coward's Private Lives charts the follies of a divorced couple, Elyot and Amanda, who are honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. By chance they meet across adjoining hotel balconies, and rekindle their former tempestuous relationship without concern for scandal, their new partners, or any memory of what drove them apart in the first place. As the plot gets hot, it becomes apparent that while Elyot and Amanda cannot live without each other, they clearly can't live with each other either. When the affair is discovered, the two wronged spouses, Sybil and Victor, turn up the heat even more leaving audiences with a brilliantly funny Coward-esque twist.

Artistic Director Tony Simotes brings together an ensemble of Company artists, including Annie Considine, Dana Harrison, Adam Huff, David Joseph and newcomer Elizabeth Cardaropoli.

Tickets: $15 to $50, and a wide range of discount options, including discounts for groups, students, senior citizens, military, teachers and a special 40 percent Berkshire resident discount are offered.

To view a complete schedule, receive a brochure, or inquire about discounts, call the box office at (413) 637-3353 or visit


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