A digest of what's playing at theaters in and around the Berkshires based upon reviews by Berkshire Eagle theater critic Jeffrey Borak. Capsules include publication date of review, closing date of production, performance schedule, and production's running time.
H denotes a highly recommended critic's choice. KING LEAR. John Hadden's Lear rages against a storm that, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist. That void is emblematic of a production that, on the whole, is filled with contradictions, curious choices and an inability to cohere. The stage may be bathed in light in the production's second half but there is no illumination (3/6). Through March 23. Eves.: 8 Fri., Sat. Mats. 2 Sun. (2:28)
The Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall, Main Stage, Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets: $15-$25. (518) 677-2495; hubbardhall.org
PRIVATE LIVES. Stylish, fast-paced presentation of Noel Coward's cunning comedy about a volatile couple -- Elyot Chase (a witty, playful, Peter Panlike David Joseph) and Amanda Prynne (Dana Harrison, a galvanic force of nature) -- who, five years after their divorce, are thrown into each other's lives, quite by chance, on their respective honeymoon night with a new spouse (2/27). Through March 30. Eves.: Fri., Sat. 7 (no evening performance March 8). Mats.: Sat., Sun. 2 (no matinee March 22). 2:03.
Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets: $15-$50. (413) 637-3353; shakespeare.org