REVIEW: “Boston Marriage” at The Theater Barn

by Roseann Cane The term “Boston Marriage” was likely derived from Henry James’s 1886 novel The Bostonians. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the term was used to describe a household where two unmarried women lived together, independent of men. Whether all such relationships were romantic and/or sexual…

Viciously Humorous and Witty Comedy “Boston Marriage” Opens at The Theater Barn

Boston Marriage by David Mamet is set in the early 1900’s during the gilded age in a Bostonian drawing room. This devastatingly funny comedy tells the story of Anna and Claire, two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become…

The Theater Barn Announces their 38th Summer and Fall Seasons

New Lebanon, NY (MAY 10, 2022) — The Theater Barn is pleased to announce that their 38th season will open with the great American playwright and author, David Mamet. Boston Marriage is not a usual Mamet play with powerful ruthless male characters like in his 1992 film, Glengarry Glen Ross, or his play, American Buffalo, that…

Great Barrington Public Theater Opens Online Fundraiser Auction

Great Barrington Public Theater’s Broadway Play online auction is now open for bids. From now until May 27, theater lovers can support the company’s lively coming season by bidding on pairs of Producer’s House seats to four of the best shows currently running on Broadway, three which come with a special…

The Theater Barn Announces Regional Auditions for 38th Summer Season

The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, New York, announces regional auditions for our 38th summer season of professional theatre at the foot of the Berkshires. “Boston Marriage”By David MametJune 3-12 “Fiddlers Three”By Agatha ChristieJune 23 – July 3 “Murder Ballad”By Juliana Marsh & Julia JordanJuly 14-24 “Forever Plaid”By Stuart RossAugust…

Theater Barn 2022 Auditions

New York City Theater Barn 2022 Season includes: Casting 3 Plays: BOSTON MARRIAGE by David Mamet; FIDDLERS THREE by Agatha Christie & SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell Casting 3 Musicals:  MURDER BALLAD; FOREVER PLAID; LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS ​ New York City Open Call Auditions at:  8th Avenue Studios – Ripley…

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…

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