REVIEW: “Wait Until Dark” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival has opened its 2022 season with a revival of the Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark.” The adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher moves the story from its original mid-‘60s setting into the 1940s, which gives the piece a delicious film-noir feel. The plot follows newlywed…

REVIEW: “B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin In a program interview Tara L. Wilson Noth, the author of “B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching” says, “I would love for people to acknowledge that change is not possible if we aren’t willing to see that different realities and different truths exist and that’s what informs choices, outlooks…

REVIEW: “Pride@Prejudice” at Chester Theatre Company

by Jeannie Marlin Woods When it comes to staging the classics, you have to be aware that the audience arrives with a set of preconceptions. When that classic is a revered novel such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, those preconceptions are quite varied and layered. Some spectators may…

REVIEW: “Ain’t Misbehavin'” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger After two years of planning, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, The Fats Waller Musical Show has finally arrived in Pittsfield and it was well worth the wait.  Thanks to the director/choreographer Jeffrey L. Page and his dazzling team of artists both onstage and off, Barrington Stage Company has opened its…

REVIEW: “The Shot” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Jeannie Marlin Woods Robin Gerber’s play, “The Shot”, is a shocking and visceral new work. Its limited run June 16-19 at the Great Barrington Public Theater is sure to stand out as a highlight of the 2022 Berkshire theatre season. A collaboration between GBPT and Spark Theatrical and playwright…

REVIEW: “Exit Strategy” at Harbinger Theatre

by Jeannie Marlin Woods Community theatre is—almost by definition—a miracle. People devote untold hours of their lives to coming together to create and share their stage magic. The Harbinger Theatre is the newest company in the Albany capital region and is avowedly committed to the challenge of new plays and…

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