REVIEW: “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare & Company’s production of The Chairs has shaved off Ionesco’s sharp edges, anything unpleasant or uncomfortable, focusing instead on the relationship between an Old Man (Malcolm Ingram) and Old Woman (Barbara Sims) who have been married for seventy-five years.   The Old Woman begs her husband…

Ghent Playhouse Announces 2021-2022

[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse proudly announces its reopening program. Kicking off the new 2021-22 season of live theater is the outrageous Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen.” The comedy “The Curious Savage” brings in the new year, and is followed by “Fun Home,” the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Closing out the season is…

Mimi Quillin Recalls Working with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in New Solo Show at the Mahaiwe

On October 15 and 16 dancer, writer, and actor Mimi Quillin will bring her “entirely true, middle-age coming-of-age story” Call Fosse at the Minskoff to the Mahaiwe. In this 90-minute solo performance, directed by Michael Berresse, Quillin will take audiences along with her into the inner sanctum of two of…

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces 2021-2022 Season

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, is thrilled to announce details for its upcoming 2021–2022 season which marks a return to in-person events alongside a commitment to online streaming. In fact, all four productions of its 36th season, plus original digital work, will be available to audiences online. Flexible subscription and…

REVIEW: “A Crossing” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin There is a dynamic production of a world premiere dance musical, A Crossing, at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield.  It is stunning for the eyes which outweighs some of the problems.  The show, which is sung through, was created through BSC’s Sydelle Blatt New Works Commissioning Program…

REVIEW: “A Crossing” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger Barrington Stage Company concludes its summer season with a creatively brilliant but flawed spectacle:  A Crossing.  In response to the immigration crises on our southern border, Director Joshua Bergasse, who has been developing this show for six years, seeks to shine a light on the humanity of…

REVIEW: “hang” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, is currently staging hang by debbie tucker green (green prefer to uses lower case.) The play and production are problematic. The show opens in the dark where we hear crowds yelling protestations that build until we see two law enforcement officials…

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