The Cat and The Canary by John Willard. Directed by Ethan Heard.
Reviewed by J. Peter Bergman
"A message from the spirit world."
There is little I can say about a much anticipated show I only partially could see from the seat given me for the opening night performance. Except this. WARNING: Do not accept seats on the house left section of the Unicorn Theatre in rows A through F from seat 3 on up. I was in B-11 and could not see anything on the upstage wall, stage left (house right) beyond the fireplace (and I couldn’t see the fireplace nor the portrait above it) where so much of the important action takes place. This is not the first Berkshire Theatre Festival (now Group) production in the past several seasons where visually seeing the show and its director’s vision has been virtually impossible. I hope it will not become a trend. But watch your tickets and don’t accept any seat from which you cannot see the show you’ve paid to attend.
Ashton Heyl and Arian Heyl in The Cat and the Canary Photo by Abby LePage (caption provided by Berkshire Theatre Group)