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. EMILIIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT. Highly imaginative treatment of the true-life story of a remarkably gifted mid-18th century French noblewoman (superbly played by Kim Stauffer) trying to assert her place in a male-dominated society of mathematicians and physicists, focusing particularly on her longstanding relationship with lover-friend-mentor-opponent Voltaire (11/18). Through Nov. 24. Eves.: Thu.-Sat. 7:30. Mats.: Sun. 2. (2:05).

WAM Theatre, Barrington Stage Company's Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $30-$10. (800) 838-3006; wamtheatre.com