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: “Nina Simone: Four Women” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin Nina Simone was an iconic singer during the 1960’s through ‘80’s specializing in pop, rock, soul and R&B, what she called Black classical music.  Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham currently at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is a biographical play with music…

REVIEW: “The Goat or Who is Sylvia?” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jenny Hansell Love is love, and the heart wants what it wants. But are we really willing to follow those sentiments to their ultimate conclusion? At the start of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Martin and his wife Stevie are milling around their tastefully appointed Manhattan apartment, waiting…

REVIEW: “Naked” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Barbara Waldinger Many twenty-first century theatre audiences, who expect real life behavior onstage, much like reality TV, may not know how to react to the work of Luigi Pirandello, whose play Naked is currently on the boards at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre.  Pirandello, writing just after the devastation…

REVIEW: “A Christmas Carol” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December, 2006 People who know me will tell you that I am hardly Scrooge-like in my day-to-day life. But when it comes to the barrage of annual productions based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, I am inevitably the sour-faced person on the aisle muttering “Bah,…

REVIEW: “A Dream Play” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 2001 As a critic and student of the theatre, I applaud the Berkshire Theatre Festival for their bold choice of play. Eric Hill has really gone to town with a talented group of young performers and a stellar design team consisting of Yoshinori Tanokura…

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