The challenges of being a woman playwright 300 years ago were not just literary, imagine trying to fight off distracting romantic temptations, attempting to win a pardon, and trying to save the life of royalty at the same time. Liz Duffy Adams’ playful comedy arrives at Shakespeare & Company July 23.
Gail Burns has been waiting for a long time for a Merchant of Venice worthy of her bucket list. Does Tina Packer’s new staging in Lenox redeem this controversial play? Read on…
Imagine a therapy session between a very depressed God and Ella, a therapist and single mother with doubts about her own faith. This is going to be an interesting session, don’t you think?
From the living room to the dining room, and finally, to the garden. This July 21st, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the third installment of Alan Ayckbourn’s acclaimed comic trilogy, The Norman Conquests, and concludes the historic three-theatre collaboration that’s taken Vermont by storm.
Charlie Baker’s cuts to the arts puts Massachusetts in league with states such as Nebraska and South Dakota in per capita support for arts and culture. The proposed cut of $7.7 million was included in a larger set of $256 million in vetoes out of a $39 BILLION budget. It seems these days the Republicans hate the arts more than ever.
Here’s a show that has it all: great cast, fun songs, twisted plot, a man (and woman) eating plant and swift direction that keeps things moving along at a brisk pace. Critic Larry Murray loved it.
With Ravel, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev on the program and the BSO back in the Berkshires, it was a perfect evening, despite the rain.