2017 Berkshire Theatre Award Winners Announced!

(Photo coverage of the event by Stephen Sorokoff in Broadway World!) Pittsfield, MA – At an SRO ceremony held on the stage of the St. Germain Theatre at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 6, 2017. This…

REVIEW: “Folk” at Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin When you walk into Chester Theatre Company you hear strains of Irish music – some cheerful, some mellow.  Not only does this tell you where you’re going to be for ninety minutes, but it also sets the tone for the American premiere of Tom Wells’ sweet and poignant play Folk. You are…

REVIEW: “Every Brilliant Thing!” at Chester

Brilliant! by Barbara Waldinger Bravo to the Chester Theatre Company for daring to present the highly imaginative and moving production of Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing! To accommodate this one-man, audience participation play, Chester’s Town Hall Theatre reconfigured its space for the first time in twenty-eight years from a proscenium to a…

Chester Theatre Company Presents American Premiere of “Folk”

Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Tom Wells’s Folk in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 17 – 27, 2017. The production is directed by James Warwick, staging his eighth production for the company. Folk was first produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre at the start of a tour by…

Chester Presents “Every Brilliant Thing” in the Round

 Chester, MA – Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 2 – 13, 2017. The production is directed by CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. Every Brilliant Thing was produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus…

REVIEW: “Skeleton Crew” at Chester

by Macey Levin Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew completes her Detroit Trilogy, a series of plays depicting the life of African-Americans in that troubled city.  The first, Detroit ‘67, takes place during the riots of that year, followed by Paradise Blue set in 1949 when urban renewal was destroying local neighborhoods.  Skeleton Crew focuses on workers…