REVIEW: “Pipeline” at WAM Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Pipeline, Dominique Morisseau’s heartbreakingly beautiful, Obie Award-winning play, is currently being presented by WAM Theatre at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in a production directed by Dawn M. Simmons. The title of the play, which received its World Premiere in 2017 at Lincoln Center Theater, refers to the School-to-Prison Pipeline…

REVIEW: “American Underground” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Waldinger In a Study Guide for Barrington Stage Company’s production of American Underground, the playwright, Brent Askari, asserts that he likes telling “genre stories”—in this case, thrillers.  Publicity for this World Premiere, winner of a Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, asks: “How do you put a thriller on the stage and…

REVIEW: “Time Stands Still” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger “I live off the suffering of strangers.  I build a career on the sorrows of people I don’t know and will never see again. . . I’m such a fraud.” These concerns are expressed by international photojournalist Sarah Goodman in a revealing moment as she recuperates from critical injuries inflicted by a…

Berkshire Critics Panel Reviews Summer Theatre Season Inbox

(Pittsfield, Mass.) OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is bringing together some of the best known Berkshire regional theatre critics this Friday, September 13th to talk about this summer’s theatre season.  The panel discussion is free and open to the public, and will be held at 10:30am at the Berkshire Museum, located…