Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Fear and Misery in the Third Reich

Babson College, Wellesley

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler is pleased to welcome the return of Broadway actor Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub — Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award-winner for his lead role in the TV series Monk — to Babson College’s Sorenson stage for the staged reading of Bertolt Brecht’s drama Fear and Misery in the Third Reich. 

Bertolt Brecht’s series of eighteen interconnected playlets describe what life was like in German households in the 1930s as the Nazis came to power. Written while Brecht was in exile in Denmark and first performed in Paris in 1938, these poignant stories dramatize the suspicion and anxiety experienced by ordinary people, particularly Jewish citizens, as the power of Hitler grew.

This theater-in-the-rough performance will be a script-in-hand reading series presented without common theatrical elements like sets or costumes. These pared-down readings uniquely engage the audience by immersing them in the immediacy of the text and the actors’ performances, allowing one’s own imagination to take creative flight.


When: Monday, November 13

Time: 7pm

Where: The Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College, 19 Babson College Drive, Wellesley, MA.

General Admission tickets are $40 (Orchestra) and $20 (Balcony). A limited number of tickets are available for a post-show reception with the cast. Tickets are $125 each and include priority seating for the performance. All proceeds to benefit CSC’s education and outreach programs.

For additional information and to purchase tickets visit  CSC/Fear and Misery