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. ACCOMPLICE. What appears to be idle conversation over cocktails between a husband and his wife turns into a convoluted series of something elses in this comedy-thriller about a romantic square that piles one reversal upon another. Despite the game efforts of an experienced and resourceful cast, what barely holds together in the first act falls apart completely in the second in a display of playwright hubris (10/2). Through Nov. 10. Eves.: Fri., Sat. 7:30. Mats.: Sat., Sun. 2. (2:35)
Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets: $50-$15. (413) 637-3353; shakespeare.org
QWERTY: TYPEWRITER PLAYS. Four new one-act plays by Joan Ackermann that are linked thematically by love for things we value that have been lost and are inexplicably found. Directed with finesse and a delicate touch by the playwright and performed by a fine ensemble with that same finesse and attention to emotional detail (10/25). Through Oct. 27. Eves.: Fri., Sat. Sun. 8. (1:49)
Mixed Company, 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Tickets: $20. (413) 528-2320.