Review of “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin An isolated lighthouse sets the scene for  Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts.  James Warwick has directed a quirky and provocative production of one of the classics of The Theatre of  the Absurd. The plays of Jean Genet, Samuel…

REVIEW: “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare & Company’s production of The Chairs has shaved off Ionesco’s sharp edges, anything unpleasant or uncomfortable, focusing instead on the relationship between an Old Man (Malcolm Ingram) and Old Woman (Barbara Sims) who have been married for seventy-five years.   The Old Woman begs her husband…

REVIEW: “Naked” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Barbara Waldinger Many twenty-first century theatre audiences, who expect real life behavior onstage, much like reality TV, may not know how to react to the work of Luigi Pirandello, whose play Naked is currently on the boards at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre.  Pirandello, writing just after the devastation…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting for 2018 Summer Season

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) are thrilled to announce casting for Berkshire Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Season. Church & State by Jason Odell Williams directed by Charlotte Cohn at The Unicorn Theatre The Larry Vaber Stage BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street Running: Thursday, June 14…

REVIEW: “King John” at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns, AUGUST, 2005. “John, John, bad King John,Shamed the throne that he sat on…” Thus begins a poem by Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon that was my childhood introduction to this monarch. The illustration that accompanied it showed John, knees akimbo, posed as if ready to flee the…

REVIEW: “The Taming of the Shrew” at Shakespeare & Company

by Gail M. Burns, July, 2005. Just when you thought we were well north of hurricane alley, Hurricane Kate makes landfall at the Founders’ Theatre in Lenox, where Daniela Varon and her energetic cast of 18 are presenting a relentlessly lively production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. To say…

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