Fourth Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Presented

Mac-Haydn Theatre and Shakespeare & Company Take Top Honors PITTSFIELD, MA (November 12, 2019) – At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards…

REVIEW: “What the Jews Believe” at Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin   Mark Harelik’s sweet and poignant 1985 play The Immigrant has been performed at innumerable regional and off-Broadway theatres.  It is the story of his grandfather when he settled in Hamilton, Texas, outside Galveston in the early 20th century and built a life for himself and his family despite being the only…

Berkshire Critics Panel Reviews Summer Theatre Season Inbox

(Pittsfield, Mass.) OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is bringing together some of the best known Berkshire regional theatre critics this Friday, September 13th to talk about this summer’s theatre season.  The panel discussion is free and open to the public, and will be held at 10:30am at the Berkshire Museum, located…

REVIEW: “Nunsense” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin   Dan Goggin’s Nunsense is a theatre institution.  After debuting in 1985 and becoming the second longest running off-Broadway show (The Fantasticks being first) it has produced six sequels, the last Nunset Boulevard in 2009, and three spin-offs.  A swarm of actresses including Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard, Rue McClanahan and Sally Struthers…

REVIEW: “What We May Be” at the Berkshire Theatre Group

by Macey Levin   The Berkshire Theatre Group’s world premiere production of Kathleen Clark’s What We May Be has a few problems, the major one being the script itself.  Clark, the author of the highly regarded Southern Comforts and Secrets of a Soccer Mom, has thrown together a script that is more superficial than fully…