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Aston Magna


Aglet Theatre Company
Sheffield, MA

Bardavon Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY

Barrington Stage Company
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Actors Theatre
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Fringe
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Playwrights Lab
Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Theatre Group
Pittsfield & Stockbridge, MA

Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY

Chester Theatre Company
Chester, MA

The Desultory Theatre Club
Torrington, CT

The Ghent Playhouse
Ghent, NY

Half Moon Theatre
Hyde Park, NY

Landmark Community Theater
Thomaston, CT

The Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA

Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Chatham, NY

Powerhouse Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY

Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA

The Sharon Playhouse
Sharon, CT

Hudson, NY

Tangent Theatre Company
Tivoli, NY

The Theater Barn
New Lebanon, NY

Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY

Warner Theatre
Torrington, CT

Walking the dog Theater
Ghent, NY

WAM Theatre
Lee/Lenox, MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown, MA

Theater Intelligence

Now – June 10
This Creative Place International/And Theatre Company production stars Jeff McCarthy as the self-described “radical lawyer” and civil rights activist William Kunstler. The perpetually rumpled lawyer, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style in this revealing play. Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield.

Now – June 4
True West
In Sam Shepard’s dark comedy, two estranged brothers are reunited after five years at their mother’s California home. A visit from a Hollywood film producer creates a power shift between the two, thrusting the play into verbal and physical violence as the brothers fight for possession and control. The Ghent Playhouse.

May 25 – July 6
4000 Miles
In this Obie Award-winning play, Amy Herzog gives us Vera and Leo, a grandmother and grandson, locked in a moving and most amusing battle of wits. Life has dealt them a series of shocks, and yet, they and two intrepid young women continue to seek meaning through human contact in a touching and humorous portrait of the disenfranchised. Shakespeare & Company’s Bernstein Theatre, Lenox.

May 25
Comedian Joe Zimmerman
Berkshire Theatre Group’s $5 Comedy Garage presents NYC-based comedian Joe Zimmerman, who has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, in his own Comedy Central stand-up special and more. The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield. 7:30 p.m.

May 25 – June 4
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Mac-Haydn Theatre kicks off its summer season with a fan favorite. This fresh, new production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s enduring masterpiece will make you want to “go-go-gGo.” Hit songs include “Any Dream Will Do,” “Those Canaan Days” and“Mega-Mix.” Chatham.

May 26
Comedy Night with Jenny Rubin & Tim Dillon
NY comic and Berkshire resident Jenny Rubin will introduce the crowd to NYC-based comic Tim Dillon, who has been featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Chris Gethard Show, Gotham Comedy Live and others. The Barn at The Egremont Village Inn, 8 p.m.

May 28
A Bintel Brief: 60 Years of Letters from the Lower East Side to the Jewish Daily Forward
For more than 80 years. the Jewish Daily Forward’s legendary advice column, A Bintel Brief (Yiddish for “a bundle of letters”), dispensed shrewd, practical and fair-minded advice to its readers. This free staged reading will feature live musical accompaniment and a diverse cast of actors who will bring to life the history, humor and struggle of the Jewish immigrant experience. Hudson Hall, 3 p.m.

June 2 – June 25
This timeless musical, based on the Dickens’s classic Oliver Twist, follows a young boy as he searches for belonging in a harsh world of competing loyalties. Musical numbers include fan favorites “Food, Glorious Food” and “Consider Yourself.”  The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.

June 3
The Fiery Sword of Justice
As a benefit for the Roe-Jan Library, Lauren Letellier performs her comedic cautionary tale about a high-powered public relations executive whose compulsive truth-telling torpedoes her career. Ancram Opera House, 3 p.m. Read our new Rural We with playwright Lauren Letellier.

June 4
The Droll
WAM Theatre’s “Fresh Takes” play reading series presentsMeg Miroshnik’s new play about the end of theater. Nim Dullyn seeks to join an underground theatrical troupe – being pursued by the controlling and unjust government Roundheads, who deem theater an abomination. Join the resistance in this daring and darkly funny world as the last remaining Players risk everything to perform one last Hamlet against all odds. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. 3:30 p.m.

June 9 – June 25
Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time
This Checkov mashup includes six different English-language translations of “Uncle Vanya,” including some output from Google Translate. The inventive production by Brooklyn theater troupe New Saloon features multiple actors portraying each character, in what it calls an “athletic attempt to say one true thing.” Sharon Playhouse.

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