Sometimes it takes a little while for a show to make it from the Berkshires to New York City. Such is the case with I Am My Own Wife, which played to sell-out crowds at Barrington Stage from May 21 to June 8, 2008. Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play is a one man…
“I think Lisa Belkin’s book “Show Me a Hero” offered a perfect narrative about our enduring racial and class pathologies and the not-in-my-back-yard, don’t-tread-on-me sensibilities of modern libertarian and neoliberal politics,” says David Simon (HBO’s “Treme” and “The Wire”). The 6-part series debuts Aug. 16.
Historic, artistic and just plain fascinating, the story of a black actor in 19th Century London comes alive as award-winning actor John Douglas Thompson joins forces with the daring director Daniela Varon to bring “Red Velvet” to us, in its first American production at Shakespeare & Company.
We have a conversation with – and about – Tina Packer and Nigel Gore – two of the foremost Shakespearean actors in America today who are in a brand new play about the parents of Joan of Arc getting its world premiere at Shakespeare & Company.
We get to interrogate the actor who plays the detective – and the piano – in this mystery musical, and find Ian Lowe a brilliant conversationalist.
From stage to screen, and back again, His Girl Friday is John Guare’s gift to audiences who like to laugh. Berkshire on Stage talked to the playwright, the director and the lead actors to get the inside scoop. Photo by Stephen Sorokoff.
Queen Lattifah says “I was exhausted, frankly, after a day’s work of being Bessie. She had a husband, a boyfriend and a girlfriend. She was fighting and singing. That’s a lot of woman.”