REVIEW: Capitol Steps “Orange is the New Barack”

Stapitol Ceps by Barbara Waldinger What would summer in the Berkshires be like without a new edition of Capitol Steps, currently in residence at Cranwell’s Harvest Barn, their tenth year in Lenox?  This company of singing parodists, whose motto is:  “We put the ‘Mock’ in Democracy,” have been performing throughout the country live, on radio,…

REVIEW:”Nunsense” at the Theater Barn

by Gail M. Burns As a theatre critic I am required to roll my eyes when a Nunsense show (there are nearly ten of them) is mentioned. The first iteration, currently playing at The Theater Barn, is 32 years old, and its age is beginning to show. But I still secretly relish the opportunities these…

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Opens at the Berkshire Theatre Group

Pittsfield, MA– Berkshire Theatre Group presents celebrated playwright Joseph Kesselring‘s Arsenic and Old Lace. Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (Broadway: City of Angels, 1776, Into The Woods; BTG: Constellations, Deathtrap), and features Katie Birenboim (Fiorello!) as Elaine Harper; Ryan Chittaphong (BTG: Finian’s Rainbow) as Officer Klein; Tony Award-nominated Mia Dillon (Crimes…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “The Tempest” Outdoors

Performances Run August 10 – September 3 “Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises…” – Act 3, Scene 2 (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in the Company’s new outdoor theatre. Likely the final piece that the Bard penned alone, The Tempest tells the story of Prospero, a betrayed duke and magician bent on justice…