REVIEW: “The Mountaintop” at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

by Jeannie Marlin Woods The setting for THE MOUNTAINTOP is extremely specific: Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee. The date, April 3, 1968, is full of significance. It is the day before the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be assassinated on the balcony of the…

REVIEW: “Shirley Valentine” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jeannie Marlin Wood SHIRLEY VALENTINE is a one-woman comedy performed with charm, sensitivity, and great warmth by Corinna May. This play by Willy Russell is now playing at the Berkshire Theatre Group‘s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge and it brings us into the small, drab world of Shirley from the…

REVIEWS: “Shakespeare’s Will” at Oldcastle

by Jeannie Marlin Woods Undoubtedly, William Shakespeare is one of the most intriguing figures in history and literature. Our fascination is due, in part, to the paucity of verifiable information on the life of the world’s greatest playwright. Even fewer facts are known about his wife, Anne Hathaway. So, SHAKESPEARE’S…

REVIEW: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at Fort Salem Theater

THE MARVELS OF THEATRE by Jeannie Marlin Woods “Marvelous!” is an appropriate word for the feeling of returning to live theatre and it is particularly apt for the debut production of Kyle West, the new Artistic Director at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem, New York. On June 18, the…

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