RAISE A GLASS TO TheREP AT “THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY” 

ALBANY (Nov. 4) – Featuring the razor-sharp wit and bitter irony of writer Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), The Irish… And How They Got That Way offers audiences a musical chronicle of the Irish and their journey to and within America. A buoyant score, complete with fresh arrangements of over thirty songs ranging from…

REVIEWS: “Boca” at Barrington Stage Company

by Macey Levin The city of Boca Raton, Florida, conjures up an image of high-end country clubs and safe gated communities.  A new play, Boca by Jessica Provenz, produced at Barrington Stage Company’s tent at their Production Center, is a series of twelve ten-minute plays that take place in this…

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…

REVIEW: “The Irish…And How They Got That Way” at Capital Rep

by Roseann Cane   As you enter the theater you’re immediately drawn to the warmth of Brian Prather’s meticulously designed Irish pub, right where Capital Repertory Theatre’s stage used to be. You’re invited to order a pint and stand at the bar (or sit at one of the tables) where…

REVIEW: The 9th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company

By Macey Levin   Barrington Stage Company has produced its Ninth annual presentation of their 10X10 New Play Festival as part of Pittsfield’s Upstreet Arts Festival.  The ten ten-minute plays by ten different playwrights run the emotional gamut from hysterical to controversial to poignant.   The ten plays are performed…

REVIEW: “Time Flies and Other Comedies” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger In Time Flies and Other Comedies, Barrington Stage Company draws from the canon of David Ives, a playwright crowned by The New York Times as “maestro of the short form,” owing to the quality of his one-act plays.  The evening features six sketch comedies, varying between silly…

REVIEW: “Into the Woods” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane As Barrington Stage Company‘s production of Into the Woods opens, we’re presented with a group of fairy-tale familiar characters, including Cinderella (Amanda Robles); Jack (the Beanstalk climber, played by Clay Singer); Little Red Riding Hood (Dorcas Leung), and Rapunzel (Anna Tobin). A dapper narrator (Thom Sesma) draws…

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