Jessica Hecht, Berkie Award Winner, 2017, in the WTF production of "The Closet"
Midpoint in the summer 2018 season and things are really cooking! Hot, exciting new plays along with new plays for the region and those well-defined hits of yore are filling the theaters and clogging the parking lots in four states. Weston Playhouse's new building, Walker Farm, is a jewel box of a theater, a very nice addition to the Berkshire group. Williamstown Theatre Festival's list of world premieres has already grown by two and both the comedy and the tragedy have had a real impact. Barrington Stage Company's world premiere musical has come and gone going on to who-knows-where and Berkshire Theatre Group's classic restoration of "Hair" is wowing the box office.
The Berkshire Theatre Region, as defined by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association includes companies within a fifty mile range from the borders of Berkshire County and our coverage keeps expanding to take in more and more companies in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. If, like me, you cannot get enough live theater you can literally see at least three plays a week this summer without missing much of anything. In August I will be reviewing at least eight shows a week, so watch these pages.
Keep in touch; visit often; go to the theater!!
Watch this space for Things to focus on:
Flo Hayle in Encores at Bridge Street
West Side Story at Weston Playhouse
Oliver! at Goodspeed Musicals
Skeleton Crew at Dorset Theatre Festival
Lempicka at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Creditors at Shakespeare and Company
There's always more to come!
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