REVIEW: “The Book of Mormon” at Proctors

by Roseann Cane The Book of Mormon (the musical comedy, that is) opened on Broadway in 2011 after seven years in development. It wowed the critics, won nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and set a record for Broadway ticket sales, grossing over 500 million dollars to date. Proctors is currently hosting a national tour…

REVIEW: “I Am My Own Wife” at Hubbard Hall

by Roseann Cane Born Lothar Berfelde in Berlin-Mahlsdorf, Germany, in 1928, the son of a leader of the Nazi Party, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf recognized early in life that she felt more herself in female clothing. Despite her formidable, abusive father, who forced her to join the Hitler Youth, she would become increasingly more comfortable in…

Berkshire On Stage Critics Pick Their Favorites of the 2018 Season

Some of the critics who review for BerkshireOnStage.com – Gail M. Burns, Roseann Cane, Macey Levin, and Barbara Waldinger – have listed their favorite regional theatre productions of the past calendar year. Because for the most part we all see and review different shows, our individual picks for our favorite shows, performers, directors, choreographers, and…

REVIEW: “Mothers and Sons” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane “There is nothing permanent except change.”  –Heraclitus As the lights come up we see two people, a mature woman wrapped in a mink and a handsome man on the outskirts of middle age, peering into the distance. They stand parallel, about a couple of yards apart, in a well-appointed New York apartment,…

REVIEW: “Heisenberg” at Shakespeare & Company

by Roseann Cane In 1927 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg posited what is often referred to as the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: it is not possible to measure simultaneously the position and the velocity of an object, even in theory. Playwright Simon Stephens has said that this quantum theory seems to define the way in which…