REVIEW: “Henry VI Chronicles, Part I” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2002. My son Brandon and I walked down into the meadow behind the Founders’ Theatre on an impossibly beautiful Berkshire summer day and found that that “thing” out there was a magical and welcoming outdoor theatre. We could sit on beach chairs in the…

REVIEW: Wharton One-Acts: “Roman Fever” and “the Other Two” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2002. Dennis Krausnick and a familiar group of actors have teamed once again to bring two tiny gems of Edith Wharton’s writing to the stage. Roman Fever and The Other Two both hold a magnifying glass to social convention. In a world that is all surface and appearance,…

REVIEW: “Dirty Blonde” at StageWorks

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2002 There is one particular Tony Award-winning musical that I go to see every time it is mounted in reasonable driving distance simply because I have yet to see a production that explains to me why it is a Tony Award-winning musical and I…

REVIEW: “I Love You, You’re Prefect, Now Change” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2002 Since The Fantasticks has closed its unprecedented 42-year run, I Love You, You’re Prefect, Now Change has assumed the throne as the longest running show currently playing off-Broadway. I understand that couples routinely become engaged on stage (hopefully not during the show itself but between acts or…

REVIEW: “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2002 Dial ‘M’ for Murder by Frederick Knott has been around for fifty-years and it still has plenty of thrills and excitement for new audiences. The Theater Barn continues their tradition of first-rate summer mysteries with an attractive and entertaining production of this classic. Actually, Dial…

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