REVIEW: “Waiting for Godot” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin One of the first plays of the Theatre of the Absurd was Jean Genet’s “The Maids” in 1947 which was followed by Eugene Ionesco’s “The Bald Soprano” in 1950.  This is a theatrical form that alludes to the absurdity of existence in a grotesque world by a…

REVIEW: “To the Moon and Back” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Barbara Waldinger Chester Theatre Company’s mission statement includes two important goals:  offering audiences “fresh perspectives on vital issues” and developing and supporting new work.  Responding to this, along came Fran Henry, founder of a thirty-year-old organization called Stop It Now!, devoted to preventing “the sexual abuse of  children by…

Chester Theatre Company Closes 2022 Season with “To the Moon and Back”

Chester Theatre Company’s 2022 season will close with the World Premiere of To the Moon and Back, written by Darcy Parker Bruce, and starring Tara Franklin (Tiny Beautiful Things, On the Exhale, Sister Play) and Raye Birk (Curve of Departure) as a daughter and father with history as murky as the dark side of the moon.…

REVIEW: “Once” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Roseann Cane Spending time in Pittsfield’s historic Colonial Theatre is always a treat. Currently the venue for the Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Once, the experience of soaking in the beautifully restored turn-of-the-20th-century theater is quirkily enhanced by an Irish pub alongside a stage transformed into the streets of…

Chester Theatre Company Announces Casting for its 33rd Season

The Return to Town Hall Theatre Includes Audience Favorites and New Faces After two seasons away, Chester Theatre Company (CTC), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer, is thrilled to return to the Town Hall Theatre, its beloved home in Chester, MA. “As wonderful as it was to…

REVIEW: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Jeannie Marlin Woods If you are looking for a night out to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Musical is sure to do just that. The Berkshire Theatre Group has just the ticket—a sweet and nostalgic, toe-tapping, all-around fun night at the theatre. There…

REVIEW: “Tiny Beautiful Things” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Chris Tucci Let this review serve as a much needed trigger warning for those who choose to see Chester Theatre Company’s Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos at Hancock Shaker Village. Sexual assault, incest, abortion, miscarriage, physical and mental abuse, and the death of children are the subjects of…

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