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…

Barrington Stage Presents the Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award Winner “American Underground”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of the Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award Winner, American Underground by Brent Askari.   Directed by Julianne Boyd (BSC’s Gertrude and Claudius), American Underground begins previews October…

REVIEW: “If I Forget” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.” This lament from Psalm 137 serves as the inspiration for If I Forget, the drama by Steven Levenson (the Tony Award-winning book writer…

REVIEW: “Time Flies and Other Comedies” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger In Time Flies and Other Comedies, Barrington Stage Company draws from the canon of David Ives, a playwright crowned by The New York Times as “maestro of the short form,” owing to the quality of his one-act plays.  The evening features six sketch comedies, varying between silly and clever, brought to life…

Barrington Stage Company Presents “The Glass Menagerie”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Previews for The Glass Menagerie begin October 3, with an official opening on October 7 and performances through October 21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Directed by…

REVIEW: “Typhoid Mary” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane Typhoid fever, a life-threatening bacterial illness, is still fairly common throughout the world, with about 5,700 cases developing annually in the U.S. Today typhoid fever can be prevented and treated with antibiotics, but at the turn of the 20th Century, typhoid fever was often akin to a death sentence, terrifying in its rapid…