REVIEW: “What the Jews Believe” at Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin   Mark Harelik’s sweet and poignant 1985 play The Immigrant has been performed at innumerable regional and off-Broadway theatres.  It is the story of his grandfather when he settled in Hamilton, Texas, outside Galveston in the early 20th century and built a life for himself and his family despite being the only…

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: “Arsenic and Old Lace” in Stockbridge

“Arsenic”—Old Hat? by Barbara Waldinger Can this 1941 farcical black comedy still amuse an audience in 2017?  You bet–check out Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace on The Fitzpatrick Main Stage.  If its initial pre-war audience craved an escapist entertainment, perhaps we too might be grateful to enjoy a good laugh and…