REVIEW: “And God Created Great Whales” at MASS MoCA

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August 2001 I see an awful lot of traditional, realistic, proscenium-bound theatre, so when the opportunity arises to see something that promises a change, I go for it. While And God Created Great Whales was performed in conventional, fourth-wall style, that was the only thing conventional about…

PREVIEW: The Yankee Thespian Festival

The Yankee Thespian Festival is coming to North Adams – to Mass MoCA on Friday, April 28 and to Drury High School on Saturday, April 29. Students from eleven high schools and middle schools as close by as North Adams and Pittsfield, and as far away as Long Island, NY and Michigan will converge on Mass…

REVIEW: “Monsters of Grace” at MASS MoCA

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 1999 “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!” Hamlet cries when he first sees his father’s ghost in Act I, scene iv. When Robert Wilson, who came up with the visual concept for this 3-D digital opera, was touring in a one-man “Hamlet” he…

REVIEW: “Quark Victory” WTF at MASS MoCA

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 1999 “Quark Victory” is what we get this summer in lieu of the Free Theatre. So the burning question here is – is “Quark Victory” worth the $15 ticket price, or are we getting Free Theatre quality for a heftier price. I am happy…

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