REVIEW: “The Last Wife” at WAM Theatre

by Macey Levin Katherine Parr was Henry VIII’s sixth and last wife.  She was a woman before her time –  viewed as an intellectual, having served as regent to Henry’s son the future King Edward VI, and the first woman in England to have books published under name.  Her four-year marriage to Henry is the…

REVIEW: “Gaslight” at Barrington Stage Company

by Macey Levin “Gaslighting” refers to the attempt to surreptitiously drive someone to insanity.  This sinister act is at the core of Patrick Hamilton’s play Gaslight, now receiving a stellar production at Barrington Stage Company.  First produced in London in 1938 it was presented in the United States in 1941 under the title Angel Street…