Winners of the 2021 “Berkie” Awards Announced

PITTSFIELD, MA (November 15, 2021) – The fifth “Berkie” Awards for outstanding achievements in theatre arts for productions in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021, were presented by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) on the evening of Monday, November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsfield,…

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: “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…

Great Barrington Public Theater Opens Wet Ink2021

At Great Barrington Public Theater, great stories start off as Wet Ink, a programmed series where audiences get first looks at stories writers, directors and actors have in development. Wet Ink 2021 reading series opens Saturday July 10, 4pm at the Great Barrington Townhall Bandstand with a free event, story reading by writers Elizabeth Nelson…

Great Barrington Public Theater Announces Wet Ink Event Series

Great Barrington Public Theater adds Wet Ink live stage readings and outdoor storytellers to season, plus a special presentation of Mr. Fullerton at The Mount, with playwright talkback, on July 14.  While currently performing a six-week season in the Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington Public Theater now adds the…

REVIEW: “Dad” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger “I never wanted to write anything autobiographical.  To put my life and the lives of those around me on stage crossed a boundary of privacy I promised myself I would never do.”  So says playwright Mark St. Germain in the Playwright’s Note to his new play, Dad,…

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