Artist/scholar Elizabeth Lennard has managed to evoke the breadth of Edith Wharton’s life and work in a relatively short and vivid film.
Fuse Theater Review: “The Other Place” — A Memorable Psychological Mystery
“The Other Place” examines the devastating effects of an illness that is becoming far too relevant to our lives.
Fuse Theater Review: Barrington Stage Company Serves up a Lavish “Much Ado”
From the first clearly projected lines to the last, it’s obvious that director Julianne Boyd set out to direct a production of Much Ado where language rules supreme.
Theater Feature: The Robust Art of Staged Readings in The Berkshires
Staged readings are a win-win situation for everyone concerned.
Theater Review: The Compelling Story of a “Geisha of the Gilded Age”
It was an unexpected pleasure to stumble onto this one-hour, one-woman show, which explores a fascinating episode in Japanese-American history.
Theater Review: Uncommon Summer Theater — “Animals Out of Paper”
Deftly directed by May Adrales, aided by sensitive sound, lighting, and costume design, “Animals Out of Paper” is exciting summer theater.
Book Interview: Sailing Through the Mind of Herman Melville
In his novel “The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville” author Jay Parini combines extensive research from existing biographies with a concrete evocation of the nineteenth century writer’s world and mind. We ask the writer a few questions about Melville, and whether there would be a market for his books today. By […]
Culture Vulture: High-Energy ‘Richard III’
Reviewed by Helen Epstein I saw Shakespeare & Company‘s excellent production of Richard III in Lenox, MA last weekend (through September 5 at Founders’ Theatre), with an exceptionally strong ensemble that was kicked into high gear by a high-energy performance from John Douglas Thompson in the title role.
Culture Vulture: Triumphant “Gulf View Drive”
The most satisfying theatrical experience of my Berkshire summer has been the Chester Theatre Company’s production of Arlene Hutton’s three-part Nibroc Trilogy in Chester, Massachusetts. Gulf View Drive by Arlene Hutton. The third play in the Nibroc Trilogy. Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer. Staged by the Chester Theater Company, Chester, MA, through August 22. Reviewed […]
Theater Review: A Sugar-Frosted ‘Winter’s Tale’
Shakespeare’s late romance, with its catastrophic opening capped by a supernatural-tinged happy ending, is not for those who like their tragedies undiluted. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. Directed by Kevin G. Coleman. Staged by Shakespeare & Company at the Founders’ Theatre, Lenox, MA, through September 5. Reviewed by Susan Miron The Winter’s Tale is […]