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…

REVIEW: “Lost Lake” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin Two lonely people adrift in private worlds filled with conflict and confusion proceed to build an improbable friendship.  Their story unfolds in David Auburn’s sweet and affecting play Lost Lake, beautifully directed by Daisy Walker at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA. Veronica (Lynnette R. Freeman) a Manhattan nurse practitioner,…

REVIEW: “How To Pray” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Macey Levin How to Pray by Michelle Carter is a quirky and sweet play with several provocative propositions. It is receiving a tight and well-tuned production at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York. Faith (Susan Slotoroff) has reluctantly agreed to be a surrogate mother for her brother and sister-in-law.  They, however, have…