REVIEW: “Time Stands Still” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger “I live off the suffering of strangers.  I build a career on the sorrows of people I don’t know and will never see again. . . I’m such a fraud.” These concerns are expressed by international photojournalist Sarah Goodman in a revealing moment as she recuperates from critical injuries inflicted by a…

Shakespeare & Company Presents “Time Stands Still”

Performances Run September 13 – October 13, 2019 (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents Donald Margulies’ Tony Award Nominee, Time Stands Still. This production will be directed by Nicole Ricciardi, who helmed last seasons critically-acclaimed production of Creditors by August Strindberg, and the 2017 sell-out 4000 Miles. Time Stands Still marks the second time the Company produces a play by Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.…

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: “Outside Mullingar” at Berkshire Theatre Group

by Barbara Waldinger We have often heard that good casting is responsible for 95% of a play’s success. That is especially true for Berkshire Theatre Group’s Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley. The play was directed by Karen Allen, who has had a successful acting career for forty years in theatre and film. Allen worked…

Shakespeare & Company Announces Additional Performance of “Creditors”

Added performance will play August 8 at 3pm “…this production of Creditors crackles with suspense and riveting performances” -TheaterMania (Lenox, MA) – By popular demand, Shakespeare & Company adds an additional performance of August Strindberg’s dark comedy Creditors, adapted by playwright David Greig and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. In this production of what Strindberg calls his “most mature work,” three characters must face…

REVIEW” “Creditors” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger In a recent interview with the Times Union, Nicole Ricciardi, director of Shakespeare & Company’s current production of Creditors, describes the play as “one ninety-minute song.” Despite the fact that there is no music, Ricciardi and her consummate cast devote themselves to “following the rhythm” in Strindberg’s play.  What a gorgeous song…

Shakespeare & Company Presents Strindberg’s Dark Comedy “Creditors”

“I’ve seen what you can never see… I’ve seen the way she is when you’re not there.”  (Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company presents August Strindberg’s dark comedy Creditors, adapted by critically acclaimed playwright David Greig and directed by Nicole Ricciardi of last season’s hit show 4000 Miles. In this production of what Strindberg calls his “most mature work,” three characters…