ShakesBEERience

 

Professional actors, script in one hand, beer in the other, present a reading of a different Shakespeare play each month. ShakesBEERience is FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will. 

Since it's creation in 2012, our ShakesBEERience play reading program has played to standing-room-only crowds one Monday night a month at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH. The program has since expanded to happen quarterly in partnership with Buck Hill Productions in San Jose, CA, and in June 2017 launched in Brooklyn, NY! 

Presented by:

Where's my next ShakesBEERience?...
ShakesBEERience Season Eight: HENRY IV.i
On Monday, February 17th, join us for ShakesBEERience HENRY IV.i at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH. 

ShakesBEERience on video!

Want to know more about ShakesBEERience? Curious as to how the program started and why we do it?... then check out this short documentary created by our dear friend and videographer Julie Lawlor. 

 

Shot during our first ShakesBEERience season (2012-2013), the documentary features:  1:1 interviews with Co-Founders Dan Beaulieu & Christine Penney; clips from the first season and ShakesBEERience rehearsals; insight as to how Seven Stages came to be, and more!

ShakesBEERience on video!

Want to know more about ShakesBEERience? Curious as to how the program started and why we do it?... then check out this short documentary created by our dear friend and videographer Julie Dufour. 

 

Shot during our first ShakesBEERience season (2012-2013), the documentary features:  1:1 interviews with Co-Founders Dan Beaulieu & Christine Penney; clips from the first season and ShakesBEERience rehearsals; insight as to how Seven Stages came to be, and more!

ShakesBEERience History...
Season 7: 2018-2019

 

October 15, 2018

TIMON OF ATHENS

directed by Glenn Provost

 

November 19, 2018

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD

directed by Dan Beaulieu

February 18, 2019

SIR THOMAS MORE

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

March 25, 2019

EDWARD III

directed by Christine Penney

April 15, 2019

HENRY VIII

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

June 9, 2019

ShakesBEERience Encore at Throwback Brewery

Season 6: 2017-2018

 

October 16, 2017

RICHARD III

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

November 20, 2018

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

directed by Christine Penney

January 15, 2018

CYMBELINE

directed by Joel Iwaskiewicz

 

February 19, 2018

THE SHREW

directed by Monty Sutton

March 19, 2018

RICHARD II

directed by Megan Tripaldi

 

June 3, 2018

THE ANTONIAD at Throwback Brewery

Season 4: 2015-2016

 

September 21, 2015

THE TEMPEST

directed by Christine Penney

 

October 19, 2015

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

November 16, 2015

PERICLES

directed by Deb Kinghorn

 

January 25, 2016

TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

directed by Allyson Cappetta

February 22, 2016

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

directed by Kevin Condardo

June 12, 2016

MESSENGER DAY: 8 History Plays

in One Day at Throwback Brewery

Season 3: 2014-2015

 

September 22, 2014

KING JOHN

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

October 20, 2014

MACBETH

directed by Kevin Condardo

 

November 24, 2014

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

directed by Andrew Codispoti

 

January 26, 2015

TROILUS & CRESSIDA

directed by Geoffrey Pingree

 

February 23, 2015

HAMLET

directed by Christine Penney

 

July 19, 2015 

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST

at Hobbs Farm, new home of Throwback Brewery

directed by Kevin Condardo

Season 5: 2016-2017

 

September 19, 2016

OTHELLO

directed by Christine Penney

 

October 17, 2016

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

November 21, 2016

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

directed by Emily Lyon

 

January 23, 2017

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

directed by Samantha Smith

February 20, 2017

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

directed by Kevin Condardo

 

June 11, 2017

ROMAN DAY: 4 Roman Plays in One Day at Throwback Brewery

Season 2: 2013-2014

September 23, 2013

HENRY V

directed by Rose Woods

 

October 21, 2013

TITUS ANDRONICUS

directed by Christine Penney

 

November 25, 2013

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

directed by Kevin Condardo

 

January 22, 2014

TWELFTH NIGHT

directed by Joel Colodner

 

February 24, 2014

THE WINTER'S TALE

directed by John McCluggage

 

May 4, 2014

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

at Portsmouth Gas Light Third Floor Nightclub

directed by Dan Beaulieu

Season 1: 2012-2013
September 24, 2012

AS YOU LIKE IT

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

October 22, 2012

JULIUS CAESAR

directed by Christine Penney

 

November 29, 2012

KING LEAR

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

January 22, 2013

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

directed by Christine Penney

 

February 25, 2013

ROMEO + JULIET

directed by Dan Beaulieu

 

May 27, 2013

RICHARD III

at Throwback Brewery

directed by Dan Beaulieu

Season Sponsors:

 

Faith Harrington and Peter Lamb

    Julia's Fund through the Maine                       Community Foundation

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Seven Stages Shakespeare Company  P.O. Box 774  Portsmouth, NH 03802-0774