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 Importance of Being Earnest” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin One of the theatre’s classic satires is Oscar Wilde’s 1895 The Importance of Being Earnest, the subtitle being “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”  It aims for the British upper class’s “rules” for marriage, and their narcissistic vision of social distinctions and life styles. Berkshire Theatre Group has…

REVIEW: “What the Jews Believe” at Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin   Mark Harelik’s sweet and poignant 1985 play The Immigrant has been performed at innumerable regional and off-Broadway theatres.  It is the story of his grandfather when he settled in Hamilton, Texas, outside Galveston in the early 20th century and built a life for himself and his…

REVIEW: “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” & “The Actor’s Nightmare”

by Macey Levin Note: SHOW ADDED ON FRIDAY 8/31 AT 2PM! Christopher Durang burst onto the New York theatre scene in the late 1970’s writing plays of scathing satire and social commentary.  His work includes Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People who Love it, and…

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