What's playing on Berkshire stages this week
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- denotes a highly recommended critic's choice.
GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton
What begins as a civilized conversation between two sets of parents trying to resolve the aftermath of an altercation dispute between their two 11-year-old sons that left one of them injured turns into a knock-down-drag-out brawl of wit and class imperatives. Who knew that blood sport could be so invigorating, so stimulating, so richly entertaining? (9/20). Through Oct. 8. Evenings — Friday and Saturday at 7:30. Matinees — Saturday and Sunday at 3. 1 hour, 24 minutes
Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets — $65-$25. 413-637-3353; shakespeare.org
Opening on area stages Monday through Oct. 8
GASLIGHT by Patrick Hamilton. Previews begin Wednesday; press opening Oct. 8
Set in Victorian London, this psychological thriller focuses on a seemingly happy married couple, the Manninghams. The truth is that Mrs. Maningham is being systematically driven insane by her husband.
Barrington Stage Company, Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $49-$15. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org
Closing on area stages Monday through Oct. 8
GOD OF CARNAGE. Closes Oct. 8
See entry in Berkshire Stages.
Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox
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