REVIEW: “Awake and Sing” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2001 (NOTE: Dylan McDermott does not appear in this production as previously advertised, although his wife, Shiva Rose, does.) I could have cared less about the loud and hysterical group of actors assembled on the Berkshire Theatre Festival for Clifford Odets dated and bizarre tale of…

REVIEW: Mettawee River Theatre Company Presents “Communications from a Cockroach: archy and the Underside”

What a grand experience!  Sitting on the lovely lawn of the Park-McCullough House with the (real) fireflies dancing about and the (real) bats swooping gleefully overhead watching the (fake) cockroach and (fake) cricket and (fake) alley cat perform…  What?  This sounds a tad bizarre to you?  Well, I grant you…

REVIEW: “I Do! I Do!” at Oldcastle

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2001 What a delightful show! I cannot think of a happier way to spend the evening than up at Oldcastle in the company of Trudi Possey as Agnes and Richard Howe as Michael as they sprint through Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s 1966 musical…

REVIEW: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2001. After all of the big hype – posters, billboards, that ubiquitous photo of Titania caressing an ass – it is not surprising that I return from opening night to tell you that this is a great big production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.…

REVIEW: “Collected Stories”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2001. The are Native American peoples who believed, and may still believe, that photography stole a part of a person’s soul — that every image of you carried a piece of your innermost being with it. In Donald Margulies play Collected Stories Ruth Steiner (Annette Miller),…

REVIEW: “The Comedy of Errors” at Shakespeare & Company

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2001. This earliest of Shakespeare’s plays is the 2001 offering of Shakespeare & Company’s Summer Performance Institute (SPI). You can count on a great deal of youthful energy from the SPI performers, and this year director Kevin G. Coleman has assembled a particularly energetic all female…

REVIEW: The Wharton One-Acts “An International Episode” & “The Rembrandt”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2001. In this, the opening show in Shakespeare & Company’s new Spring Lawn Theatre, I was struck by the amazing coincidence that has provided the company with a performance space almost identical to the salon at The Mount which they have used as their Wharton Theatre for…

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