REVIEW: “Taking Steps” at Barrington Stage

Mounting “Steps” by Barbara Waldinger Barrington Stage Company’s Artistic Director Julianne Boyd wanted something light to be sandwiched between the serious musicals Ragtime and Company, and settled on Taking Steps, a comedy by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, master of farce.  There was one problem:  the play is meant to be performed in the round, impossible on…

REVIEW: “Where Storms Are Born” at Williamstown

Weathering Family Storms by Barbara Waldinger The 2017 season underlines Williamstown Theatre Festival’s commitment to new work.  Six of the seven plays at the Festival are new or world premiere plays.   Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield, who connects playwrights with directors, actors and designers, invited established playwright Harrison David Rivers to join the Festival in 2016…