REVIEW: “Recitatif” at the Berkshire Fringe

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2007 I am going to write a detailed review of this extraordinary production, but due to some personal stresses I am behind schedule with my reviews and this show only has one more performance here in the Berkshires. If you have the time, please…

REVIEW: “Villa America” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2007 “Those closest to the Murphys found it almost impossible to describe the special quality of their life, or the charm it had for their friends. They were utterly captivating.”– Calvin Tomkins, Living Well Is the Best Revenge Villa America is a piece of theatre manufactured…

REVIEW: “Dissonance” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2007 To my great surprise, I got to see Dissonance on the Nikos Stage at the WTF. And I liked it very much. Coincidentally, exactly a week earlier my younger son had turned to me and asked “What does dissonance mean?” And even though I know…

REVIEW: “Lounge-Zilla” at the Berkshire Fringe

Here is a conundrum: while I laughed a lot at “Lounge-Zilla!” I didn’t actually have fun.  The curtain call was one of those “Phew! Glad that’s over” moments.  And the show was barely an hour long. I think perhaps I am: A) too old (younger members of the audience seemed…

REVIEW: “So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!” at the Berkshire Fringe

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2007 If you are now or have ever been a teen-aged girl, you must go and see So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz! which has only two more performances at the Daniels Arts Center on the Simon’s Rock campus as part of the 2007 Berkshire Fringe Festival. If you…

REVIEW: “Herringbone” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 2007 “I dance ’til the people applaud. The art’s thrown in extra.”– a vaudeville hoofer I am always attracted to the peculiar. Tell me that you’ve never seen anything quite like it, and I’m there. Partly this has to do with spending my formative…

REVIEW: “A Christmas Carol” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December, 2006 People who know me will tell you that I am hardly Scrooge-like in my day-to-day life. But when it comes to the barrage of annual productions based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, I am inevitably the sour-faced person on the aisle muttering “Bah,…

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