Mother Courage is a perfect fit for Olympia Dukakis, as is Brecht for Shakespeare & Company
The spellbinding epic tale is retold in a new translation and adaptation, with music.
The cast includes Wendie Malick (seen here) “Hot in Cleveland,” and BPL’s Jim Fragione.
Gail Burns finds the “The Chosen” is both beautiful and great theatre. Read her insightful review.
A classic night of theatre that is far beyond an anti-war play.
An update with Randy Harrison about his summer play, “Harbor,” at Primary Stages in New York City.
A comedy, and a “warm” one at that, explores the place where judgement and empathy meet.
Critic Gail Burns agrees that this straight-laced thriller might be described as “Downton Abbey meets Hitchcock”.
Extremities is “breathtakingly difficult to watch, and impossible not to,” says Roseann Cane.
A rarely performed spy thriller by Tom Stoppard sweeps across the Nikos Stage is a flurry of episodic scenes.
A love story, “Mercy Killers”, an off-Broadway hit “Tea for Three” and a fresh adaptation of Jane Eyre by Daniel Elihu Kramer promise three unforgettable performances in Chester.
When this family disagrees, war can break out to settle matters.
This Dracula is a new, live, staged version of Bram Stoker’s iconic 1897 tale, and it is free.
The Whipping Man is a riveting play about the Civil War as relationships between slave and plantation owner change.
Based on the true story of con man George Joseph Smith, in Edwardian London.
This play brings to life the years that artists Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe spent living on Lake George.
Some of the best ensemble acting is on display in Other People’s Money which is more than entertainment, it is an eye-opener, too.
This contemporary Richard II will draw connections between irrational fundamentalism and Richard’s belief that his crown was bestowed on him by God.
Another winner from Barrington Stage who seems to find an endless supply of works that are as intellectually stimulating as they are entertaining
Preview: Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood has the WTF audience buzzing with excitement by Larry Murray NOTE: Mr.Murray’s review of Hapgood which opened on July 11 can be found in Broadway World [link]. Senior Critic Gail Burns will file the review for Berkshire on Stage in the next day or so.) We’ve received a number of messages…
In this psychological thriller, the tables are turned when a young woman is violently attacked in her own home.
Wily, witty lawyers and a manipulative takeover expert clash in this modern New England tale.
An astonishing portrayal of Maria Callas by Annette Miller in Master Class secures her place as the Berkshire’s own diva.
Further casting news from Barrington Stage finds Richard Schiff of The West Wing joining the company this summer.
Gail and Larry predict that these are going to be the most popular and talked about shows of the summer..
Olympia Dukakis plays a potty-mouthed Lesbian in Cloudburst, which must be seen to be believed.
The story behind this stunning play from those creating it for the stage, including the author himself.
A moving 20 page monologue about life and loss is reviewed by Burns and Murray
The Federal Fugitive Slave Law allowed slave owners to kidnap alleged slaves without due process and was one abuse that led to the Civil War.
In Muckrakers, a Journalist clashes with an Activist, in this thriller about the limits of secrecy and privacy at Barrington Stage.
A compelling new play by Elena Hartwell gets a world class production in nearby Bennington, Vermont.
Director Daniel Gidron returns with the fabulous Annette Miller to give the Berkshires “Master Class” about the legendary Maria Callas, written by Terrence McNally.