REVIEW: “The Waverly Gallery” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin   Kenneth Lonergan’s play The Waverly Gallery had its off-Broadway debut in 2000 and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize the following year. It dramatizes the story of Gladys Green who, over a two-year period, slips from mild senility to full-blown dementia. The original production and the recent…

REVIEW: “Hold These Truths” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane History and artistry have merged on the St. Germain Stage of the Barrington Stage Company in a rare and wonderful way to bring us a one-man play that couldn’t be more timely. Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths, starring Joel de la Fuente as scholar and civil rights…

REVIEW: “Camelot” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Roseann Cane There may be no American musical that comes close to the poignant resonance of Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot. A favorite play of President John F. Kennedy (who had been a classmate of Lerner’s at Harvard), the star-studded, award-winning show originally ran on Broadway from December 1960 through…

REVIEW: “The Book of Mormon” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane The Book of Mormon (the musical comedy, that is) opened on Broadway in 2011 after seven years in development. It wowed the critics, won nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and set a record for Broadway ticket sales, grossing over 500 million dollars to date. Proctors is…

2019 Ko Festival of Performance Announces Line-up

July 5—August 4, 2019 on the Amherst College campus in Amherst, MA AMHERST, MA – The Ko Festival of Performance, in its 28th summer season on the Amherst College campus, is a perennially popular summer experience in Western Massachusetts, featuring five weeks of theatrical performances, the KoFest Story Slam, and three 6-day intensive theater…

REVIEW: “Tales of the Lost Formicans” at Silverthorne Theater

by Jenny Hansell In Silverthorne Theater Company‘s Tales of the Lost Formicans, a cheery group of aliens from the future explore and describe an odd life form, their artifacts, and their environment, a place we know as “the suburbs.”  They explain oddities such as chairs and tables, social interactions and…

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