REVIEW: “Mr. Fullerton” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger Mr. Fullerton, now playing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center, is one of the most delightful works of historical fiction to be seen on our Berkshire stages. Produced by the Great Barrington Public Theater written by Anne Undeland and directed by Judy Braha in…

REVIEW: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Kevin G. Coleman, the Director of Education and founding member of Shakespeare & Company, and runner-up for the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education (2016), believes that “The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare having fun.  Period.  No grand themes. No deep waters.”  And that’s what…

REVIEW: “Faith Healer” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, April 2004 The production of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer currently running at Main Street Stage in North Adams is a powerful and fascinating piece of theatre. Three actors, four monologues, played on a nearly empty stage with the house lights up. The show runs nearly three hours,…

PREVIEW: “Faith Healer” at Main Street Stage

Previewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2004 “What is a fact in the context of autobiography? A fact is something that happened to me or something I experienced. It can also be something I thought happened to me, something I thought I experienced. Or, indeed, an autobiographical fact can be…

REVIEW: “The Value of Names” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2000 We all know the horror of losing our “good name”. For whatever it is worth, whatever minor sins we may commit as we stumble through this life, most of us value our reputation, our “name”, very highly indeed. Women are perhaps easier about…

REVIEW: “The Oppenheimer Project” (Oppenheimer 2.1)

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, May 1999 I was pleased to learn that D.J. McDonald was bring an updated version of his “Oppenheimer Project” to the Manic Stage. I had enjoyed the version presented there briefly in October, and was interested to see what changes had been wrought over the…

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