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. H SHAKESPEARE’S WILL. Actress Kristin Wold is at the top of her craft in this expertly written, lyrical one-woman play about William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, as, in the hours after his funeral, she reflects on the rewards and challenges of her life as the playwright’s wife and mother of their three children, one of whom, their son, Hamnet, died tragically at the age of 11 (6/4). In repertory through Aug. 24. Selected evenings -- 7:30, 8, 8:30. Selected matinees -- 3, 4. (1:35).
Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets: $80-$10. (413) 637-3353; shakespeare.org
THE OTHER PLACE. A talented, bright research neurologist (Marg Helgenberger in a gutsy, courageous, meticulously calibrated performance) who holds the patent on the protein behind a promising new treatment in the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s, finds her own definitions of reality shifting as her life falls into disarray. A solidly crafted production of an intriguing, if not entirely crisp, play by Sharr White (5/29). Through June 14. Eves.
Barrington Stage Company, St. Germain Stage, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $40 and up. (413) 236-8888; barringtonstageco.org.