The Forum: Berkshire County high schools announce fall plays

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The high school fall theater season has begun. In addition to this Saturday's production of "Big Bad," at Wahconah Regional High School, here's a look at other recently announced shows in Berkshire County:

• "Voices of Terror," a Halloween-themed theatrical production, will be presented at 7 p.m., on Thursday, at Taconic High School, 96 Valentine Road in Pittsfield.

• Proteus, the theater company of Pittsfield High School, will present Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," led by new director John Monteverde, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12, at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors; $12 for adults.

• The annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare, presented by Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, will be held Nov. 17-20 in the Tina Packer Playhouse, in addition to in-school performances. This year's plays and performing schools include: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Lee High School; "The Tempest" by Mount Everett Regional High School; "The Comedy of Errors" by Taconic High School; "Hamlet" by Mount Greylock Regional High School; "The Comedy of Errors" will also be presented by Springfield Central High School; "Henry IV, Part 1" by Berkshire Waldorf High School; "As You Like It" by Monument Mountain Regional High School; "Much Ado About Nothing" by Lenox Memorial Middle & High School; "Julius Caesar" by Chatham High School and "Romeo and Juliet" by Taconic Hills High School.

• Darrow Theater Workshop will present Seamus Heaney's "The Burial at Thebes: A version of Sophocles' Antigone," at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, and 3:30 on Nov. 12, in the Tannery in New Lebanon, N.Y. It is free and open to the public.

• Miss Hall's Theater Ensemble will present its fall show at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11.

• Drury High School will present Barry Manilow's "Copacabana," on Dec. 1-3. Times and ticket prices to be announced.


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