REVIEW: “hang” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, is currently staging hang by debbie tucker green (green prefer to uses lower case.) The play and production are problematic. The show opens in the dark where we hear crowds yelling protestations that build until we see two law enforcement officials…

REVIEW: “hang” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger debbie tucker green has been described as “one of the most stylistically innovative and politically engaged playwrights at work in Britain today.”* Her play, hang, is currently receiving a riveting production directed by Regge Life at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse.   green, who spells her…

REVIEW: “ART” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Yasmina Reza’s play ART is enjoying a robust production by Shakespeare & Company in their outdoor Roman Garden Theatre this month.  In this dark comedy, seen during its final preview, Reza uses the purchase of an expensive work of modern art as a springboard to plumb the…

REVIEW: “Mr. Fullerton” at Great Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger Mr. Fullerton, now playing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center, is one of the most delightful works of historical fiction to be seen on our Berkshire stages. Produced by the Great Barrington Public Theater written by Anne Undeland and directed by Judy Braha in…

REVIEW: “The Children” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin   First came the earthquake, then the tsunami that devastated villages, inundated farms, caused massive beach erosion and flooded a nuclear power plant along the English coast.  All this occurs before the beginning of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children, a provocative play currently enjoying an intelligent and engrossing…

REVIEW: “Mothers and Sons” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane “There is nothing permanent except change.”  –Heraclitus As the lights come up we see two people, a mature woman wrapped in a mink and a handsome man on the outskirts of middle age, peering into the distance. They stand parallel, about a couple of yards apart, in…

REVIEW: “Morning After Grace” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger For its first production of the 2018 season, Shakespeare & Company dispenses with kings, queens and wars, instead seeking a perfect marriage between the characters depicted onstage and the viewing audience.  Although, alas, no perfect marriage exists for the three mature characters in Carey Crim’s Morning After…

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