Winners of the 2021 “Berkie” Awards Announced

PITTSFIELD, MA (November 15, 2021) – The fifth “Berkie” Awards for outstanding achievements in theatre arts for productions in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021, were presented by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) on the evening of Monday, November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsfield,…

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…

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2021 Season

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines…

REVIEW: “The Importance of Being Earnest” at Barrington Stage

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July 2005 I had been looking forward to seeing this production of The Importance of Being Earnest for months, and so I was puzzled that I left the theatre feeling empty and unfulfilled. Certainly Barrington Stage has mounted a beautiful and professional production cast with attractive and…

REVIEW: “The Importance of Being Earnest” at Hubbard Hall

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November, 2003 Director Derek Campbell has taken a positively Wodehouseian approach to Oscar Wilde’s last play, and it works very well. Campbell has preserved the formality and stiffness of late Victorian Britain that Wilde so deftly lampoons, while moving the wordy dialogue along at a…

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