Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure May 23-28
Stockbridge, MA – May 9, 2017: Each spring, a group of Austen Riggs Center patients and actors from the local community stage a Shakespearian production in the intimate Riggs Theatre 37, located at 37 Main Street in Stockbridge on the second floor. This year’s production, Measure for Measure, will be performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, May 23 through Sunday, May 28.
Director Kevin G. Coleman, who also serves as the director of education at Shakespeare & Company, remarks, “This is one of Shakespeare’s bawdiest plays, where he goes to war with hypocrisy and explores the difference between religious righteousness and mercy.”
Part of the 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 ten-week process includes reading scripts, selecting a play, working through rehearsals and staging several performances for the general public.
The production is open to the public and runs Tuesday, May 23 through Sunday, May 28 with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call  298.5519 ext. 5606.
About the Austen Riggs Center
Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff.
The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call  298.5511 or  517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.