REVIEW: “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 1999 Roger Rees’ production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will make people fall in love with the theatre. That is a very very dangerous thing to do – parents are sobbing into their swiss-processed decaffeinated coffee this morning, rueing the day they…

REVIEW: “The Eternal Triangle” at Victory Street Productions

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 Victory Street Productions launched their career with an outrageous audience participation comedy staged at the PNA back in April. An auspicious beginning for the new Adams-based community theatre group. Love it or hate it, “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding” got right in your face,…

REVIEW: “Run For Your Wife” at The Theater Barn

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 The title says it all. This 1960’s British farce is broad and silly. It is an old war-horse of a farce, mumbling polite British apologies as it stumbles through more mistaken identities and chances for people to appear in their underwear than seems…

REVIEW: “Later Life” at Oldcastle

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 It is a crime that the WTF can sell-out with a nothing-burger like “Factory Girls” and Oldcastle can fill barely half the house for their season opener “Later Life” by A. R. Gurney. Oldcastle is offering a considerably better show for the money,…

REVIEW: “A Room of One’s Own” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 1999 Actress Tod Randolph and director Daniela Varon have brought Patrick Garland’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” back to Shakespeare & Company after their brief sold-out visit last summer. It is a pleasure to welcome this gracious and thought-provoking work…

REVIEW: “As You Like It” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June 1999 Let me make this very, very clear. For 21 years now Shakespeare & Company has been mounting the Bard’s work at The Mount in Lenox. This year they are doing “as You Like It” along with three other Shakespeare plays. This production is…

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