An Inside Look at the Newest David Mamet Drama

by Alexandra Pool David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose work in theater and film keeps him based in LA. So how did his latest drama, The Christopher Boy’s Communion, arrive at an upstart theater company in the Berkshires of Western, Massachusetts? Chalk it up to a longtime artistic collaboration between…

REVIEW: “Mr. Fullerton” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger Mr. Fullerton, now playing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center, is one of the most delightful works of historical fiction to be seen on our Berkshire stages. Produced by the Great Barrington Public Theater written by Anne Undeland and directed by Judy Braha in…

REVIEWS: “The Niceties” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess is a play for our time that has been brewing for six centuries.  The production by Chester Theatre Company at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield is dynamic, unsettling, beautifully acted and directed. It starts as a student conference between college history professor…

REVIEWS: “Eleanor” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin Eleanor Roosevelt is one of America’s most important figures whether male or female.  Playwright Mark St. Germain salutes this ingenious and brave woman in his play Eleanor currently at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson main stage theatre in Pittsfield.  If one is familiar with her life there is…

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents “Shakespeare’s Will”

After a very successful opening production, Oldcastle Theatre Company’s 49th season continues with SHAKESPEARE’S WILL, running August 6–15. “We are so grateful to all of the people who came out to see VISITING MR. GREEN,” says Artistic Director, Nathan Stith. “You could really feel the excitement about returning to live…

REVIEWS: “Becoming Othello” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane I’ve had the good fortune to see some exceptional theater in my time, plays that are the product of finely tuned writing, acting, directing, and design, and to me there is no better feeling than the exhilaration of knowing that I’ve been changed in some way between…

REVIEW: Agatha Christie’s “The Stranger” at The Theater Barn

by Emily Edelman The Theater Barn’s annual Agatha Christie play is something I always look forward to, and this year’s offering of an early work called “The Stranger” is especially interesting, as it allows one to see the beginnings of plot devices that define Christie’s later style. The play centers…

Curtain Call Theatre Presents “An Act of God”

Latham, NY — Curtain Call Theatre is presenting An Act of God by David Javerbaum and directed by Patrick White. The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of…

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