A digest of what’s playing on stages in and around the Berkshires based upon reviews by Berkshire Eagle theater critic Jeffrey Borak. Capsules include publication date of the review, closing date of the production, performance schedule and production running time.
H denotes a highly recommended critic’s choice. RACE. Playwright David Mamet explores the insidious ways in which our judgment and relationships are shaped by deeply ingrained racial and class prejudices in this issue-laden drama in which three lawyers -- one white, two black -- wrestle with whether to accept as a client an obscenely wealthy white businessman accused of raping a black woman in his hotel room. At the expense of fully dimensional character development, Mamet leaves no thematic stone unturned as twist and reversal pile upon twist and reversal. Still, thanks to deft acting and direction, this expertly crafted, theatrically invigorating production crackles with intensity as it breezes through its intermissionless 90 or so minutes (1/25). Through Feb. 10. Eves.: Tue.-Thu. 7:30; Fri., Sat. 8. Mats.: Sat. 3; Sun. 2; Jan. 30 at 2. (1:30).
Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St., Albany, N.Y. Tickets: $60-$20. (518) 445-7469; www.capitalrep.org