REVIEW: “Breakwater” at Barrington Public Theater

by Barbara Waldinger What a pleasure to attend the appealing and comfortable McConnell Theatre at Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where Barrington Public Theater makes its debut—Breakwater by Jim Frangione.  Facing the audience is a deep, wide proscenium stage, depicting beige sand dunes in Hyannis circa 1990, where a stunning blue backdrop…

REVIEW: “Lady Randy” at WAM Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger It has been said that a play is merely a blueprint until it receives a full production. Lady Randy, by Anne Undeland, is a perfect example of how a biographical play about Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill, becomes an extraordinary theatrical event. Undeland’s witty and well-researched play details Jerome’s life…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “Pride and Prejudice”

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company proudly presents Pride and Prejudice, written by Jon Jory based on the novel by Jane Austen. The lively costumed reading is directed and staged by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. A funny, warm-hearted classic tale, will have a special limited run from December 14 – 16 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.…

Shakespeare & Company presents HIR by Taylor Mac

“Every decade is about a community that is being built as a result of being torn apart.“—Taylor Mac. (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents Obie Award-winning playwright Taylor Mac’s dark comedy HIR, directed by Alice Reagan, and featuring long-time Company veterans John Hadden and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 13 – October…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Two Wharton Comedies

“…as sharp cut as a diamond and as hard of surface.” —New York Review of Books (Lenox, MA) Shakespeare & Company presents A Perfect Pair of Wharton Comedies. Based on short stories originally penned by the Berkshires’ legendary Edith Wharton, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life have been adapted by Shakespeare & Company Founding Member and Training Director Dennis Krausnick. The Wharton Comedies will run…

REVIEW: “4000 Miles” at Shakespeare & Company

by Macey Levin Leo has cycled across the United States from Washington State, with several side jaunts, finally to arrive at his Grandma Vera’s apartment in Manhattan.  Amy Herzog’s gentle play 4000 Miles, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013, currently at Shakespeare & Co.’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, examines the relationship of these two people…