REVIEW: “Good People” at The Theater Barn

by Jeannie Marlin Woods GOOD PEOPLE is the final production of the 2021 season at The Theater Barn. Founded in 1984 by Joan and Abe Phelps, this summer’s season is being produced by their son, Allen Phelps, the new Producing Artistic Director. This drama is an excellent choice for the…

Viciously Humorous and Relevant comedy “Good People” Opens at The Theater Barn

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaie, is set in the South Boston blue-collar neighborhood where the playwright himself grew up. We meet our protagonist, Margie Walsh, when she is let go from yet another job and faces eviction. She decides to appeal to an old summer flame who has become a wealthy…

REVIEW: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” at the Theater Barn

by Emily Edelman The Theater Barn’s current production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” — “Revised” refers to the fact that this is the 1999 revival version that includes additional songs — brings to life Charles Schulz’s classic characters with the help of a solid, youthful cast and…

REVIEW: “Night and Day” at The Theater Barn

by Emily Edelman The Theater Barn’s first musical of its 2021 season, “Night and Day: Love Lost and Found Through the Eyes of Cole Porter,” was a regional premiere as well as a lovely thing to watch and listen to. It’s not really accurate to call the show a musical…

REVIEW: Agatha Christie’s “The Stranger” at The Theater Barn

by Emily Edelman The Theater Barn’s annual Agatha Christie play is something I always look forward to, and this year’s offering of an early work called “The Stranger” is especially interesting, as it allows one to see the beginnings of plot devices that define Christie’s later style. The play centers…

REVIEW: “Fully Committed” at The Theater Barn

by Emily Edelman The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, New York, continues its 2021 season with the one-person play “Fully Committed” by Becky Mode. Over the course of 90 minutes, struggling actor Sam, played by Ryan Palmer, makes his way through his shift taking reservations for an upscale restaurant as…

REVIEW: “We The People” at The Theater Barn

by Barbara Waldinger The Theater Barn is back!  How wonderful to return to the theatre after a two-year absence!  In the interim, Joan and Abe Phelps named their son Allen the new Producing Artistic Director of the ‘Barn they founded thirty-eight years ago.  In a departure from the theatre’s usual…

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