REVIEW: Panto 2021 “Rapunzel: Tale of a Quaran-Teen”

by Gail M. Burns The PantoLoons are back! The Ghent Playhouse has reopened its doors post-pandemic with its signature family-friendly laugh-fest, based on the British holiday tradition of the Panto. What is a Panto? Well, it is a British theatrical tradition for the holiday season. Basically you take a familiar…

An Interview with MaConnia Chesser and Jeffrey Mousseau About “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

October 21-24 MaConnia Chesser, an actor well known to Berkshire audiences, seen this past summer as Goneril in “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company, will be performing in the solo show “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House. “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagle’s…

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…

“Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision” Celebrates the Lives of Women of Color in America

by Gail M. Burns “After a year of unprecedented challenge on every (un)imaginable level, Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision emerges as a space for healing, re-membering and reconnection in real space & time. We call it 20/20 Vision because it’s a collective experiment in cultivating clear sight. How did we get to this…

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