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…

Third Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Winners Announced

Williamstown Theatre Festival and Barrington Stage Company Take Top Honors At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 12, 2018. This was the third year the awards have been presented to honor and…

REVIEW: “The Chinese Lady” at Barrington Stage

by Macey Levin The first Chinese woman to arrive in America was Afong Moy in 1834; she was 14 years old.  Her father sent her here after receiving a payment from the Carne brothers who exhibited her in the Pearle Museum in New York City.  Afong Moy is the protagonist in Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese…

Barrington Stage Presents the World Premiere of “The Chinese Lady”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere of The Chinese Lady, presented in a co-production with the Ma-Yi Theater Company. The Chinese Lady begins previews July 20, with an opening set for July…