REVIEW: “The Christopher Boy’s Communion” at the Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger How did David Mamet’s newest play, The Christopher Boy’s Communion, find its way to the Great Barrington Public Theater where its East Coast Premiere is being staged in a taut, well-paced production? The answer:  Jim Frangione, the director and Artistic Director of the company, has known and…

An Inside Look at the Newest David Mamet Drama

by Alexandra Pool David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose work in theater and film keeps him based in LA. So how did his latest drama, The Christopher Boy’s Communion, arrive at an upstart theater company in the Berkshires of Western, Massachusetts? Chalk it up to a longtime artistic collaboration between…

REVIEW: “Dad” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger “I never wanted to write anything autobiographical.  To put my life and the lives of those around me on stage crossed a boundary of privacy I promised myself I would never do.”  So says playwright Mark St. Germain in the Playwright’s Note to his new play, Dad,…

Berkshire Opera Festival Mounts Inaugural Second Stage Production “Glory Denied”

Clockwise from top left:Daniel Belcher, Caroline Worra, Maria Valdes, John Riesen Berkshire Opera Festival mounts its inaugural second stage production: GLORY DENIED by 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Tom Cipullo. A two-act opera scored for four singers and sung in English, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war, and is based on the…

Great Barrington Public Theater Announces Third Summer Season

GREAT BARRINGTON PUBLIC THEATER PLANS SUMMER OF HEARTFELT COMEDY, LITERARY DELIGHT AND MASTERFUL SUSPENSE. THREE NEW PLAYS, ON TWO STAGES, PLUS WET INK READINGS AND SOLO PERFORMANCES. From late June to early August, Great Barrington Public Theater will bring a diverse six-weeks to the Daniel Arts Center, at Bard College at Simon’s Rock,…

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