A memory of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. His play "Black Comedy" is currently at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, VT
The Summer theatre season is winding down but the shows do get better and better, hard as that is to believe. As August wanes, one hit after another keeps opening.
A production of Ben Hecht and James MacArthur's play "The Front Page" reconceived along the lines of its film redo - "His Girl Friday" - is a vertiable laff-riot at Barrington Stage.
As if that wasn't enough Tina Packer, Nigel Gore and Elizabeth Aspenlieder have a double-header: "Mother of the Maid" at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox is a gorgeous, modern take on the Joan of Arc story and this trio will follow it with "The Lion in Winter" at Oldcastle Theater in Bennington, Vermont. That combination is what makes regional theater so fascinating. Those two shows and their leading roles could not be more different. And they're ours to enjoy. That's why I go - to see and discover and enjoy.
Keep in touch; visit often; go to the theater!!
Coming Soon Watch this space for Things to focus on:
Evita at the Theater Barn
John at Signature Theatre in New York City
Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Mac-Haydn
and there'll be much, much more
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