REVIEW: “Before the Meeting” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Roseann Cane A small gem of a play, now in its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adam Bock’s Before the Meeting presents a look at the human struggle to heal, a precious thing to witness during these troubling times.   Every morning, a small group of regulars…

REVIEW: “Tell Me I’m Not Crazy” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger Gun control, stay-at-home fathers, working mothers, breast feeding,  immigration, fear of “the other,” white rage, forced retirement, a young child acting out, home invasions.  These are only a few of the contemporary hot-button issues raised in Sharon Rothstein’s world premiere comedy, Tell Me I’m Not Crazy, directed…

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2019 Season

A RAISIN IN THE SUN By Lorraine Hansberry  Directed by Robert O’Hara Featuring Francois Battiste and S. Epatha Merkerson Lorraine Hansberry’s fearless interrogation of hope in the face of racial and economic strife in America is as powerful today as when it premiered 60 years ago on Broadway. JUNE 25 – JULY 13  |  MAIN…

REVIEW: “Dangerous House” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger South Africa is the ONLY African country where gay marriage is legal.  At the same time, the common South African practice of “corrective rape,”—purportedly intended to turn lesbians straight—goes unprosecuted. This is the background of the taut and powerful drama, Dangerous House by Jen Silverman, the fourth…

REVIEW: “Seared” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger Wilted spinach salad with warm bacon dressing; seared wild salmon with a Bengali onion chutney; seared asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper; gnocchi, pork belly sliders, scallops. . . This is not a restaurant menu but rather a gustatory appreciation of Theresa Rebeck’s Seared at Williamstown…

REVIEW: “Artney Jackson” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Macey Levin Playwright James Anthony Tyler’s work has been performed in several off-Broadway and regional theatres including the Berkshire Playwrights Lab in Great Barrington, MA, whose Some Old Black Man by Tyler transferred to New York this past season to very good reviews.  Williamstown Theatre Festival is currently producing…

REVIEW: “The Sound Inside” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Roseann Cane “Fruitful introversion is possible only when there is also a relation to the outside.”  –C.G. Jung The world premiere of The Sound Inside at the Williamstown Theatre Festival invites us to witness something not often seen on stage: the portrayal of two profoundly introverted people who struggle…

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