REVIEW: “Looking for Elizabeth” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2006 Okay, this will sound really dumb, but all I could think as I watched Looking for Elizabeth was: “This sounds scripted.” Now I am fully aware that everything I review is scripted, so what made this play specifically sound that way? Well, let’s start at…

REVIEW: “Morning, Noon, and Night” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, May 2004 The set is lovely. Three accomplished actors whose work I have enjoyed in the past tread the boards. And yet there is something lackluster about this first produced play for Williamstown playwright Chris Newbound. My guess is that Morning, Noon, and Night is still a…

PREVIEW: “Morning, Noon, and Night” at Main Street Stage

Previewed by Gail M. Burns, April 2004 Beginning April 29, Main Street Stage is presenting a new work by Williamstown playwright Christopher Newbound entitled Morning, Noon, and Night. Newbound first began to develop the work in 2003 while taking a class at Inkberry entitled “The Art of the One-Act Play” taught…

PREVIEW: “The Real Inspector Hound” at Main Street Stage

Previewed by Gail M. Burns, October 2003 The days are growing shorter and the frost is on the pumpkin. Are you ready for a rattling good evening of murder and mystery? Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 23 through November 15, the Main Street Stage is presenting The Real Inspector Hound by…

REVIEW: “The Value of Names” at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, March 2000 We all know the horror of losing our “good name”. For whatever it is worth, whatever minor sins we may commit as we stumble through this life, most of us value our reputation, our “name”, very highly indeed. Women are perhaps easier about…

REVIEW: “A Christmas Carol at Main Street Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, December 1999 “I have endeavoured in this ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly and no…

PREVIEW: “Apartment 3A” at The Manic Stage

Preview article by Gail M. Burns, July 1999 (This is a preview interview that I did with the director and cast of “Apartment 3A” on July 22. I will be seeing the show on July 31 and reviewing it for “The Transcript”) The Manic Stage sends out the message loud and clear…

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