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: “Well Intentioned White People” at Barrington Stage

by Barbara Waldinger The title explains it all.  Rachel Lynett has written a powerful and controversial attack against white liberals who think they understand Black people but whose marches and protests against racism accomplish nothing beyond making themselves feel better.  For a white reviewer like myself to evaluate this work may subject me to the…

Barrington Stage Company Presents “Well Intentioned White People”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere of Well Intentioned White People at the St. Germain Stage. Well Intentioned White People begins previews August 16, with an opening set for Wednesday, August 22…

REVIEW: “Typhoid Mary” at Barrington Stage

by Roseann Cane Typhoid fever, a life-threatening bacterial illness, is still fairly common throughout the world, with about 5,700 cases developing annually in the U.S. Today typhoid fever can be prevented and treated with antibiotics, but at the turn of the 20th Century, typhoid fever was often akin to a death sentence, terrifying in its rapid…

REVIEW: “Gaslight” at Barrington Stage Company

by Macey Levin “Gaslighting” refers to the attempt to surreptitiously drive someone to insanity.  This sinister act is at the core of Patrick Hamilton’s play Gaslight, now receiving a stellar production at Barrington Stage Company.  First produced in London in 1938 it was presented in the United States in 1941 under the title Angel Street…

REVIEW: “This” at Barrington Stage

This One’s For You by Barbara Waldinger Barrington Stage Company’s play captures “the hilarious yet touching relationships of a circle of friends as they back their way into middle age.”  So reads Barrington Stage Company’s description of Melissa James Gibson’s play, This. True, but their production offers infinitely more to the fortunate theatregoers who make their…