Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Shakespeare & Company
At the very least, Ionesco’s drama about the unreality of the world should produce shudders as well as chuckles.
The production strikes a fine balance between comedy and seriousness, public and private concerns, bringing a complex and compelling play to vibrant life.
A splendid production of an impressive early effort from the talented writer Kenneth Lonergan.
Taylor Mac and Pirandello share the same goal: reveal the deadening vacuity at the heart of bourgeois society and the male ego.
Mothers and Sons is one of veteran playwright Terrence NcNally’s finest works.
Three theaters in the Berkshires offer differing views of the past.
August Strindberg’s Creditors turns out to be a play that speaks chillingly to our time.
It is heart-warming that, in these “worst of times,” playwrights like Carey Crim are working quietly to give us a look at new beginnings with humor and tenderness and hope.
Veteran Shakespeare & Company members Corinna May, Diane Prusha, and David Joseph contribute satisfyingly polished performances.