REVIEW: “Mr. Fullerton” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger Mr. Fullerton, now playing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center, is one of the most delightful works of historical fiction to be seen on our Berkshire stages. Produced by the Great Barrington Public Theater written by Anne Undeland and directed by Judy Braha in…

REVIEW: “Next to Normal” at Fort Salem Theater

by Emily Edelman The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal,” currently playing at Fort Salem Theater in Salem, New York, is an empathetic and accessible portrayal of a familyaffected by mental illness. The show includes adult language and themes that could be triggering for some, and so a certain amount…

REVIEWS: “Eleanor” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin Eleanor Roosevelt is one of America’s most important figures whether male or female.  Playwright Mark St. Germain salutes this ingenious and brave woman in his play Eleanor currently at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson main stage theatre in Pittsfield.  If one is familiar with her life there is…

REVIEW: “Laughing Wild” Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival begins its 2021 season with Christopher Durang’s “Laughing Wild,” directed by Jade King Carroll and performed on a specially built outdoor stage in the meadow at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont. DTF chose the play in large part for the derivation of…

REVIEW: “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company

by Christopher Tucci Audiences heading to The New Spruce Theater, where 40 foot spruce trees are the natural backdrop to the three-quarter round stage, to see Shakespeare and Company’s King Lear should be prepared for an evening outdoors. Frequent patrons of Tanglewood are familiar with the routine: bug spray, a…

NYC’s Dramatic Question Theatre brings “Rita is the Goat” to The Foundry in August

West Stockbridge, MA – American Woman is an ongoing series of solo shows presented by NYC’s The Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) about women living in the United States. Rita is the Goat, written and performed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux , was developed during her fellowship with DQT’s American Woman and will be…

Anthony Rapp to Star in August 22 Staged Reading of “Andy Warhol in Iran” at Barrington Stage

A NEW PLAY BY BRENT ASKARI DIRECTED BY REGINALD L. DOUGLAS COMMISSIONED BY BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY  (Pittsfield, MA – July 28, 2021) – Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce that Obie Award winner Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then) will take on…

Cirque Barcode Premieres “Branché, a Human Homage to Nature” in Chatham

Branché – Cirque Barcode, Acting for Climate Montréal Sat, Aug 7, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater, 2980 New York 66, Chatham, NY Branché, by Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate Montreal, is spectacular celebration of nature and the power of community.  Presented by PS21 among…

Bella Merlin & Tina Packer: “When Action is Eloquence” Discussion and Book Signing

On August 5 at 11 a.m., join Bella Merlin and Tina Packer at Shakespeare & Company for a discussion of their book, When Action is Eloquence, followed by a book signing afterwards. This free event will take place at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. RSVPs are available here. Shakespeare & Company: When Action is…

“Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow” Opens New Capital Repertory Theatre Venue

Jannie Jones returns to theREP to take on the title role she created in a 2005 world premiere   ALBANY – Unloved. Abandoned. Sassy. Defiant and Talented, Ethel Waters broke through the Jim Crow ceiling of recording studios, radio, musical theater and movies to become an inspirational legend.    ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE…

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