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: “Tell Me I’m Not Crazy” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger Gun control, stay-at-home fathers, working mothers, breast feeding,  immigration, fear of “the other,” white rage, forced retirement, a young child acting out, home invasions.  These are only a few of the contemporary hot-button issues raised in Sharon Rothstein’s world premiere comedy, Tell Me I’m Not Crazy, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel at…

“Tell Me I’m Not Crazy” Opens at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown. MA (July 24, 2019) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces the beginning of performances of the world premiere of Tell Me I’m Not Crazy by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and featuring Mark Blum, Mark Feuerstein, Jane Kaczmarek, and Nicole Villamil.   Tell Me I’m Not Crazy begins performances…

“Grand Horizons” Opens on the WTF Main Stage

Williamstown. MA (July 17, 2019) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces the beginning of performances of the second Main Stage production of the 2019 season, the world premiere of Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl, directed by Leigh Silverman, and featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Priscilla Lopez, Maulik Pancholy, Ashley Park, Thomas Sadoski, Jamey…

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Additional Casting

New York, NY (June 6, 2019) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces additional casting and full creative teams for productions on the Main Stage and Nikos Stage, as well as summer artist residencies and Fridays@3 programming. Joining the previously announced Main Stage and Nikos Stage casts are: Obie® and Drama Desk® Award winner Deirdre O’Connell (Eternal Sunshine of the…

Third Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Winners Announced

Williamstown Theatre Festival and Barrington Stage Company Take Top Honors At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 12, 2018. This was the third year the awards have been presented to honor and…

REVIEW: “Dangerous House” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

by Barbara Waldinger South Africa is the ONLY African country where gay marriage is legal.  At the same time, the common South African practice of “corrective rape,”—purportedly intended to turn lesbians straight—goes unprosecuted. This is the background of the taut and powerful drama, Dangerous House by Jen Silverman, the fourth and final Nikos Stage production…