Olympia Dukakis’ Prospera is no tough feminist deity commanding a tiny kingdom. She is at her best when she plays the character as a feisty, down-to-earth mother who wants the best for her daughter.
By Helen Epstein For Stephen Sondheim fans there’s the Barrington Stage Company production of Sweeney Todd that runs till July 17. I’m waiting for Yasmina Reza’s Art , which is directed by Henry Wishcamper and runs from July 22 through August 7.
By Helen Epstein Shakespeare & Company’s new director Tony Simotes is in his last week of radiation and chemotherapy for throat cancer in Boston, but he was in the Berkshires this weekend to preside over the first read-through of Richard III.