Free Community Pajama Night Returns to Berkshire Museum

Members of the community join Museum in annual celebration of literacy   [Pittsfield, MA] – Families and children of all ages are invited to put on their favorite pajamas and get cozy for Berkshire Museum’s annual celebration of literacy, community, and imagination, Friday, November 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. During Free Community Pajama Night, families…

DANCE REVIEW: Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group

by Jenny Hansell Pity the reviewer who finds herself penless, a challenge made even more so when reviewing dance, that most ephemeral and non-verbal art. At Jacob’s Pillow this past weekend, with a nonfunctioning implement and unable to scribble specific descriptions of moments and movements, I was forced to simply immerse myself in the experience,…

REVIEW: “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare & Company

by Jenny Hansell   Cross-dressing, mistaken identity, unrequited love, bawdy humor, and a few heart-stopping moments of darkness and deep emotion:  Shakespeare & Company’s hugely talented and appealing company works hard to make every word of Twelfth Night breathe as if freshly written.   Sticking with the play pretty much as written (recent productions in…

REVIEW: “The Fantasticks” at Silverthorne Theater

by Jenny Hansell Don’t gore my ox, and I won’t gore yours. If I criticize the musical The Fantasticks, you may react with as much hostility as I did when I read the recent takedown of Hamilton in The Nation, in which the writer accused Lin-Manuel Miranda of glossing over the founding fathers’ slave ownership,…