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…

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,…

Great Barrington Public Theater Presents World Premiere of David Mamet’s New Monologues, “Four American Women”

Great Barrington Public Theater leans into new season with on-screen, world premiere of David Mamet’s new monologues, Four American Women. Available April 26th, pay-to-view for a limited time only on Broadway-on-Demand. Great Barrington Public Theater opens the 2021 season with a play-length series of brand-new monologues by David Mamet that deliver…

Great Barrington Public Theater Unveils Plans for 2020 Season

Great Barrington Public Theater unveiled plans for its 2020 season, to be produced at the Daniel Arts Center , Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington. In keeping with the Public’s core mission, the 2020 season will consist of new works and new voices, primarily spotlighting the deep pool of…

REVIEW: “Boston Marriage” at the Miniature Theatre of Chester

by Gail M. Burns, July 2005. “Boston marriage” was a term used in the nineteenth-century to describe romantic friendships between women that included long-term cohabitation. These were not necessarily sexual relationships, nor were they considered immoral or perverted. Marriage was a very different institution then than it is now. Women…

REVIEW: “Oleanna” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, October 1999 Under new management, the former Manic Stage has reached back to its roots to reinvent itself as what it always ought to have been. A venue for small cast shows utilizing the best of local talent. Trying to cram Shakespeare into that narrow…

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