REVIEW: “The Christopher Boy’s Communion” at the Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger How did David Mamet’s newest play, The Christopher Boy’s Communion, find its way to the Great Barrington Public Theater where its East Coast Premiere is being staged in a taut, well-paced production? The answer:  Jim Frangione, the director and Artistic Director of the company, has known and…

An Inside Look at the Newest David Mamet Drama

by Alexandra Pool David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose work in theater and film keeps him based in LA. So how did his latest drama, The Christopher Boy’s Communion, arrive at an upstart theater company in the Berkshires of Western, Massachusetts? Chalk it up to a longtime artistic collaboration between…

REVIEW: “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin One of the theatre’s classic satires is Oscar Wilde’s 1895 The Importance of Being Earnest, the subtitle being “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”  It aims for the British upper class’s “rules” for marriage, and their narcissistic vision of social distinctions and life styles. Berkshire Theatre Group has…

Great Barrington Public Theater Announces Third Summer Season

GREAT BARRINGTON PUBLIC THEATER PLANS SUMMER OF HEARTFELT COMEDY, LITERARY DELIGHT AND MASTERFUL SUSPENSE. THREE NEW PLAYS, ON TWO STAGES, PLUS WET INK READINGS AND SOLO PERFORMANCES. From late June to early August, Great Barrington Public Theater will bring a diverse six-weeks to the Daniel Arts Center, at Bard College at Simon’s Rock,…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2021 Season

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2020 Summer Season

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre’s 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Maguire says, “The 2020 summer season marks ten years since the announcement of…

REVIEW: “The Goat or Who is Sylvia?” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jenny Hansell Love is love, and the heart wants what it wants. But are we really willing to follow those sentiments to their ultimate conclusion? At the start of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Martin and his wife Stevie are milling around their tastefully appointed Manhattan apartment, waiting…

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