REVIEW: “Spring Awakening”

by Macey Levin             There is a theatrical experience awaiting you at The Egremont Barn in 17 Main Street in South Egremont, Massachusetts.  Not only are they presenting a dynamic production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, but the venue is not your usual theatre space. The show,…

REVIEW: “The Birds”

by Macey Levin To be clear!  The title of the short story The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier written in 1952 is the only thing the play, currently at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Theatre, has in common with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller of 1963. The play has a prescient quality in that the human…

REVIEW: “The Tarnation of Russell Colvin”

by Gail M. Burns Russell Colvin either was, or was not, murdered by his brothers-in-law, Stephen and Jesse Boorn, in East Manchester, Vermont, in 1812. If he wasn’t murdered then, he either did, or did not, return to town in 1819 alive and well. The case, in which the Boorn brothers were accused of his…

REVIEW: “4000 Miles” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin Leo has cycled across the United States from Washington State, with several side jaunts, finally to arrive at his Grandma Vera’s apartment in Manhattan.  Amy Herzog’s gentle play 4000 Miles, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013, currently at Shakespeare & Co.’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, examines the relationship of these two people…