REVIEW: “Fall Springs” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger   A musical about fracking?  Is it doomed to share the fate suffered by entertainments on such unlikely subjects as Anne Frank or Anna Karenina, the Musicals:  obscurity and a critical chorus of “What could they have been thinking?” Decidedly not! Fall Springs by Niko Tsakalakos (music and lyrics) and Peter Sinn…

Come and See “The Barrington Stage Experience” at the Wolfson Center in Pittsfield

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to announce the opening of The Barrington Stage Experience.   The Barrington Stage Experience is a free interactive lobby exhibit that allows visitors to view highlights of BSC’s 25 year journey from humble beginnings in Sheffield,…

REVIEW: “Gertrude and Claudius” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Waldinger Gertrude and Claudius, Barrington Stage Company’s newest offering by Mark St. Germain, based on John Updike’s 2000 novel by the same name, might well have been called simply Gertrude, for this is her story.  A prequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play traces thirty years in the life of Hamlet’s mother. The action…

Barrington Stage Company Offers New Mark St. Germain Play,

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present Gertrude and Claudius, a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Dancing Lessons, Freud’s Last Session), based on the novel by John Updike.   Directed by Julianne Boyd (BSC’s…

Barrington Stage Company Receives $90,000 Grant from The Shubert Foundation

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $90,000 grant from The Shubert Foundation.   The Shubert Foundation’s 2019 grant programs awarded a record-breaking total of $32 million to 556 not-for-profit performing arts…

REVIEW: “America 2.1:  The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger The Berkshires as a summer destination attracts visitors who want to escape the heat, seek cultural enrichment, and bask in outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings.  One might assume that theatrical offerings would cater to the wishes and expectations of this part-time audience.  But Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, in her 25th year as…