There is almost a Brigadoon moment when one wanders off of Route 7 into Falls Village, CT, these days. To be sure, this town will not disappear after one day, to wait 100 years to reappear as in the Lerner and Loewe musical. The resurgence of the town, however, is magical in its own way. […]
Nina Simone:Four Women
Berkshire Theatre Group
The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA
It’s not often that one word can capture the essence of a theatrical evening. The word most often overheard as the audience left Berkshire Theatre Company’s production of Nina Simone: Four Women, on stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA until Sunday, September 5 … was […]
The Roman Garden Theatre
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA
In a summer of hesitancy and uncertainty, of recrimination and instability, Shakespeare & Company has deftly placed a brilliant production of Yasmina Reza’s ART in the Roman Garden Theatre and invited us all to contemplate its beauty.
Whether it was serendipity or simply the expected genius of Allyn Burrows, […]
Playing at theaters locally
Stillwater is a film that offers so much that the handful of critics that have decided to be, typically, “snarky” and show off their critical credentials may have truly missed the point. Matt Damon stars in the film as Bill Baker, an Oklahoma oil rigger prone to stupid decisions and dead-end […]
Playing at The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY and Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington, MA
Fair warning. Pig is not a film for everyone. The “R” rating should be enough to steer families looking for an evening out with the kids to look elsewhere.
Which is not to say that Pig is a film that should be ignored, avoided […]
On screens locally and streaming on Hulu
There was a time when “I was there” referred to being one of the 400,000 at the four days of rain, mud, music and mayhem that was known as Woodstock. The event has been revered as the turning point for rock and roll … the moment the “counterculture” found […]
The Season Begins … At Long Last
There is something momentous about the production of Shakespeare’s King Lear currently in The New Spruce Theatre at Shakespeare & Company. Beyond the heroic efforts of the acting company, headed by international superstar Christopher Lloyd in the title role … beyond the introduction of a new, stunning amphitheater on […]
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Berkshire Theatre Group (Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA)
Through July 10, 2021
It needs to be said. The subtitle that Oscar Wilde gave to his best known play The Importance of Being Earnest which is on stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA through July 10th is “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”
IN THE HEIGHTS
At local theaters and streaming on HBO Max (one month)
If, as singer/songwriter Harry Chapin once observed, “All my life’s a circle …” then let’s begin where we end. Full circle.
DON’T MISS THIS FILM!
There, now that we’ve settled that, let’s give you a few of the thousand reasons to head out to a cinema […]
A QUIET PLACE PART II
Currently in theaters and streaming in July
Movie “franchises” are intriguing. Think Godfather or Terminator or the paragon, Star Wars. Once the gauntlet is thrown and viewers have become hooked on the characters, the challenges, the risks and the inevitable triumphs, filmmakers have to contend with the ultimate crowd-killer “I liked the […]