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Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Shakespeare’s Henry V May 14-19, 2019

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Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Shakespeare’s Henry V May 14-19, 2019Stockbridge, MA – May 9, 2019:  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 Street 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 G. Coleman, the Riggs theatre director, who also serves as the education director at Shakespeare & Company, remarks, “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 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 14 through Sunday, May 19 with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 413.298.5519 ext. 5606. 

For a complete listing of upcoming events at the Austen Riggs Center, visit: www.austenriggs.org/conferences.

About the Austen Riggs Center

Now in its centennial year, the Austen Riggs Center, located in Stockbridge, MA, is a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program that has been serving adults since 1919. Within an open setting, patients participate in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff. The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center studies individuals in their social contexts through research, training, education, and outreach programs in the local community and beyond. Riggs is ranked a top-ten “Best Hospital in Psychiatry” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.austenriggs.org.

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