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Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Shakespeare’s Henry V on May 14-19

STOCKBRIDGE — Each spring, a group of Austen Riggs Center patients and actors from the local community stage a Shakespearian production in the intimate Riggs Theatre located at 37 Main St. in Stockbridge on the second floor. This year’s production, William Shakespeare’s Henry V, will be performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, May 14 through Sunday, May 19.

Kevin Coleman, Riggs Theatre 37 director, who also serves as the education director at Shakespeare & Co., noted that “this play has it all — friendship, heroism, betrayal, humor, battles, burnings, and mayhem. Oh, and maybe even a love story. We have 20 actors in this production who can’t wait to share this classic Shakespeare play with an audience.”

Part of Riggs’ activities program, Riggs Theatre 37 provides an opportunity for patients to explore some of their strengths through involvement in twice-yearly productions (spring and fall). The immersive, 10-week process includes reading scripts, selecting a play, working through rehearsals, and staging several performances for the general public.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call (413) 298-5519, ext. 5606.