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Category Archives: Berkshire Theater

Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival 2018

February 2, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Barrington Stage Company’s 2018 10X10 New Play Festival Pittsfield’s annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival is back and with it comes Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival. This fast-paced event sees ten new plays performed in just over an hour and a half! February 15th through March 4th, 2018.

The 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, MA is an annual showcase of music, film, visual art, spoken word, comedy, dance, theater, and more. The festival sees 66 events at 12 different venues, and all based around the number 10. The diverse roster of local and regional participants includes the Berkshire Museum, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Hancock Shaker Village.

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Don’t Miss Barrington Stage Company’s 2017 10X10 New Play Festival!

February 6, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

10X10 New Play Festival 2017Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival features ten 10-minute plays, written by 10 playwrights, and performed by an ensemble of six actors! Thursdays through Sundays, February 16th to March 5th, 2017!

The 6th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival is part of Pittsfield’s 6th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

This diverse arts festival, held in downtown Pittsfield from February 16th through the 26th, sees all manner of activities and attractions – and all based in some way around the number ten. Ten minutes of fireworks, for example, or 10 Photographs by 10 artists.

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American Son Returns to the Barrington Stage for September!

September 9, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Barrington Stage Company’s production of American Son by Christopher Demos-BrownAmerican Son, which saw it’s world premiere earlier this year on the Barrington Stage returns for eleven more shows this fall. Wednesdays through Sundays, September 14th through the 25th, 2016!

American Son is a compelling racial drama, starring Tamara Tunie and Michael Hayden. Written by Christopher Demos-Browne, and directed by Julianne Boyd, the play’s world premiere earlier this summer received rave reviews. The play has since received the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016.

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A Christmas Carol and Tanglewood 2016

December 7, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood 2016 scheduleThe end of the year is always an exciting time, but especially here in the Berkshires with the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on stage and the recent release of the Tanglewood 2016 season schedule.

Tanglewood 2016 Season Schedule

The 2016 Tanglewood season schedule was announced late last month, with tickets going on sale January 24th, 2016 at 10am.

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Mahaiwe Theater’s 2015 Performing Arts Summer Schedule

May 29, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Mahaiwe Theater LogoThe historic Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, MA is heating up the Berkshires once again with its jam-packed 2015 summer schedule of performing arts!

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Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015

March 21, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015The recently announced Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015 season schedule will be heating up the Berkshires from June 30th through August 23rd – where will you be?

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has been bringing the finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires stage since since 1955, with each season providing both classic and new productions an opportunity to shine. One of the nation’s top training programs for upcoming generations of stage performers and producers, Williamstown Theatre Festival received the 2002 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and the 2011 Commonwealth Award for Achievement.

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Berkshire Theatre Group 2015 Season

February 21, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Theatre Group 2015 SeasonThe Berkshire Theatre Group 2015 Season is on and already white hot with what is looking to be one of their best seasons, ever – have you gotten your tickets, yet?

Originally known as the The Berkshire Playhouse, the Berkshire Theatre Group was founded in 1928 has seen an incredible number of talented musicians and actors on its stage, including such legendary stars as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, James Cagney, Katherine Hepburn, and many others.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 6, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is a clever reworking of a classic favorite, presented on stage by the Berkshires own Shakespeare & Company.

Most of us have seen the classic Frank Capra Christmas film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, and even those of us who haven’t know the basic storyline – a suicidal George Bailey discovers the value of his life, guided by a would-be angel named Clarence who is on a quest to earn his wings – so what’s exciting about revisiting that same, old story on stage?

Well, first of all, it’s being presented by the renowned Berkshire theater group Shakespeare & Company, who routinely present some of the best theater productions in the area. Secondly, this is not “It’s A Wonderful Life” but, rather, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”

What’s the difference?

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