Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Edward Albee’s “Seascape”

Winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Told with ironic wit and warmth, a middle-aged couple meets a pair of highly evolved lizards and both couples examine the meaning and significance of life. Pittsfield, MA – Running September 29 through October 23 at the Berkshire Theatre Group‘s Unicorn Theatre,…

REVIEW: “Dracula” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin Bram Stoker wrote his four-hundred-plus page novel Dracula in 1897.  The world’s best-known vampire story has changed considerably on its way to becoming the play that is now in production at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Hamilton Deane, a British playwright, was the first…

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents “Dracula”

Pittsfield, MA – Based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel of gothic horror, the legendary vampire Dracula descends on Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial to close out the summer season.  Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner, David Auburn, Dracula has been striking fear into the hearts of people around the…

REVIEW: “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin One of the theatre’s classic satires is Oscar Wilde’s 1895 The Importance of Being Earnest, the subtitle being “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”  It aims for the British upper class’s “rules” for marriage, and their narcissistic vision of social distinctions and life styles. Berkshire Theatre Group has…

REVIEW: “What We May Be” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin   The Berkshire Theatre Group’s world premiere production of Kathleen Clark’s What We May Be has a few problems, the major one being the script itself.  Clark, the author of the highly regarded Southern Comforts and Secrets of a Soccer Mom, has thrown together a script that…

REVIEW: “The Skin of Our Teeth” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin Through history humanity has escaped extinction numerous times but total destruction is still a distinct possibility.  There was, of course, the flood that Noah and his ark overcame after forty-something days.  The Black Plague.  The atomic bombs that closed World War Two, and today who knows what…

REVIEW: “Outside Mullingar” at Berkshire Theatre Group

by Barbara Waldinger We have often heard that good casting is responsible for 95% of a play’s success. That is especially true for Berkshire Theatre Group’s Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley. The play was directed by Karen Allen, who has had a successful acting career for forty years in…

REVIEW: “Church & State” at Berkshire Theatre Group

by Roseann Cane A screen descends, and on it a political television commercial appears. We hear the voice of Senator Charles Whitmore (Graham Rowat), a Republican North Carolinian candidate for the Senate, and see a familiar visual collage of family, flag, and good Christian folk. As the screen disappears, we…

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