Now – March 5
10x10 New Play Festival
As part of part of Pittsfield’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Barrington Stage Company hosts the 6th annual new play festival, featuring 10 ten-minute plays by 10 playwrights. All of the plays are performed by a diverse ensemble of six actors. St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.
Now – Feb. 26
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Marcus D. Gregio directs the raw and penetrating revised version of Tennessee Williams’ classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play. A steamy tale of truth, lies, greed and sexual desire, Williams considered it to be his personal favorite. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.
March 3 – March 12
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
One of the most lauded plays in the history of the American theater, this masterpiece is the most autobiographical of playwright Eugene O’Neill’s works. The story unfolds in a single day in the life of the Tyrone family, where all four members are haunted by their failures and fears, which gradually overwhelm them. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.
Cabaret at the CIA: Denise Summerford
Half Moon Theatre presents Cover Girl, an evening of music by the award-winning Broadway actress and “cover” to the stars. The show is a reworking of popular modern music into different musical genres, such as swing, jazz, folk, classic rock and more, and will feature the Hudson Valley’s hottest musicians directed by Vito Petroccitto. Price includes dinner. Hyde Park, 7:30 p.m.
Theater of War
This innovative public health project presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for guided discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. This performance will feature Emmy Award-winning actor Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards, The Wire) and Marjolaine Goldsmith (Compromise, AfterWords) in scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax. The ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown. 7:30 p.m.
Blue Moon Over Memphis
Theatre Nohgaku presents Blue Moon Over Memphis – A Noh about Elvis Presley. Deborah Brevoort’s play examines how popular culture crafts its idols and then swiftly discards them. The ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown. 2 p.m.
The Flora and Fauna
WAM Theatre’s “Fresh Takes” play reading series presents a work by Alyson Mead. Inspired by the infamous letter read out-loud during the Stanford rape case, this is the story of female friendship, vulnerability and intimacy. The play is the winner of The Bridge Initiative Project’s New Work Contest, and this reading was part of the prize. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. 3 p.m.
Comedian Kyle Ayers
Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer and actor, living in NYC who was a Just For Laughs “New Face Comedian” in 2015. He’s written for Comedy Central and Friar’s Club Roasts, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, BBC, Wired and more. The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield. 7:30 p.m.