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: “The Night Alive” at the Chester Theatre Company

by Macey Levin   The Night Alive by Conor McPherson is the story of five Dubliners bumbling through life and often at odds with one another.  McPherson, the award winning playwright of Shining City, The Seafarer, The Weir and many others, has an ear for realistic dialogue full of incomplete sentences, broken phrases and the…

REVIEW: “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

by Barbara Waldinger Henrik Ibsen is a tough act to follow.  At the end of his 1879 masterpiece, A Doll’s House, audiences gasped as Nora Helmer left her husband and three children, delivering what George Bernard Shaw famously called “the door slam heard around the world,” presumably never to return.  Although it seemed that during…

7th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival Comes to Barrington Stage

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 10-minute plays and casting for the 7th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2018 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Performances of BSC’s New Play Festival are February 15 – March 4, 2018 at…