REVIEW: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Manic Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November, 1998 If you love Shakespeare then this is your lucky month! The Manic Stage began the onslaught, opening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last Thursday. Williamstheatre, Mt. Greylock, and McCann weigh in this week with productions of “Twelfth Night”, “Hamlet”, and another “Midsummer” respectively later…

REVIEW: “Simpatico” at Manic Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, September, 1998 The production of Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” at the Manic Stage in North Adams is theatre with a capital “T”. Actor/director Spencer Trova and company have mounted a riveting production of a dark and complex play. I say “…and company” because this truly is…

REVIEW: THE DUMB WAITER and REVUE SKETCHES

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 1998 I don’t know how many of you are even aware of the existence of the Miniature Theatre of Chester. Chester, MA, is one of those you-can’t-get-there-from- here places. And what the heck, you may be asking, is a “miniature theatre”? Well, it is…

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