REVIEW: “American Underground” at Barrington Stage Company

by Barbara Waldinger In a Study Guide for Barrington Stage Company’s production of American Underground, the playwright, Brent Askari, asserts that he likes telling “genre stories”—in this case, thrillers.  Publicity for this World Premiere, winner of a Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, asks: “How do you put a thriller on the stage and…

Barrington Stage Presents the Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award Winner “American Underground”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of the Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award Winner, American Underground by Brent Askari.   Directed by Julianne Boyd (BSC’s Gertrude and Claudius), American Underground begins previews October…

REVIEW: “The Birds”

by Macey Levin To be clear!  The title of the short story The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier written in 1952 is the only thing the play, currently at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Theatre, has in common with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller of 1963. The play has a prescient quality in that the human…

Barrington Stage Announces Initial Casting for 2017 Season

COMPANY STARRING AARON TVEIT AS “BOBBY”   RAGTIME STARRING: ELIZABETH STANLEY AS “MOTHER” DARNELL ABRAHAM AS “COALHOUSE” ZURIN VILLANUEVA AS “SARAH”   KUNSTLER STARRING: JEFF McCARTHY AS “KUNSTLER”   THE BIRDS STARRING: KATHLEEN McNENNY AS “DIANE” SASHA DIAMOND AS “JULIA” CHRISTOPHER INNVAR AS “NAT” OBIE AWARD WINNER ROCCO SISTO AS “TIERNEY”   TAKING STEPS STARRING:…