In rural areas such the one where our bed and breakfast Berkshires is located, theatre companies often thrive during the summer months. Some close their doors come fall. Those that remain open are heartily appreciated by locals and visitors alike. If you’re the type of person who loves to spend fall evenings sitting in darkened theatres, lost in the lives of the characters on stage, read on for a list of show you can see while staying at our Lenox bed and breakfast.

John Lithgow performs at The Colonial on October 7, 2010

From October 6 – 24, The Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield is presenting The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Written in response to McCarthy’s blacklisting of suspected Communists, The Crucible is a timeless tale of human nature, persecution, and redemption.

For a more lighthearted evening, head to Shakespeare & Company in Lenox for The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, playing September 18 – November 7, 2010. It is billed as a “hillarious whodunit” and is sure to have you laughing until tears stream down your face.

The Colonial Theatre, also in nearby Pittsfield, features a wonderfully eclectic schedule. Shows include a Woodstock Festival Tribute on September 24, the National Dance Company of Ireland on October 1, and John Lithgow’s Stories by Heart on October 7.

There is no need to sacrifice art and culture during your fall trip to the Berkshires. You’ll enjoy the tranquility of the country and the culture of the city when you stay at our Lenox b&b.