What's playing onstage in the Berkshires this week

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A digest of what's playing at area 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 running time.



THE LAST WIFE

Women rule, in more ways than one, in this fitful production of Kate Hennig's labored contemporary treatment of the rise to power and influence of Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII's last wife. Nehassaiu deGannes illuminates the stage with a skillful, richly nuanced portrayal of a woman determined not only to survive but thrive in a male-dominated world. Lily Linke and Alicia Piemme Nelson also contribute significantly as Katherine's two stepdaughters, respectively, Mary and Bess, who would rule as Elizabeth I (10/19). Through Nov. 5. Evenings — Friday and Saturday at 7:30. Matinees — Saturday and Sunday at 2 (no performance Oct. 29). 2 hours, 32 minutes

WAM Theatre, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St. (Shakespeare & Company campus), Lenox. Tickets — start at $27. 413-637-3353; shakespeare.org; WAMTheatre.com



THE LAST WIFE

Women rule, in more ways than one, in this fitful production of Kate Hennig's labored contemporary treatment of the rise to power and influence of Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII's last wife. Nehassaiu deGannes illuminates the stage with a skillful, richly nuanced portrayal of a woman determined not only to survive but thrive in a male-dominated world. Lily Linke and Alicia Piemme Nelson also contribute significantly as Katherine's two stepdaughters, respectively, Mary and Bess, who would rule as Elizabeth I (10/19). Through Nov. 5. Evenings — Friday and Saturday at 7:30. Matinees — Saturday and Sunday at 2 (no performance Oct. 29). 2 hours, 32 minutes

WAM Theatre, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St. (Shakespeare & Company campus), Lenox. Tickets — start at $27. 413-637-3353; shakespeare.org; WAMTheatre.com



LOST LAKE

By David Auburn

A dilapidated lakeside summer cabin is the setting for this insightful, beautifully acted play about a black single mother and the cabin's owner, a shiftless man whose life clearly is at odds and ends, who, despite the differences in their lives, find accommodation and commonality as they each work through the consequences of the choices they have made (10/6). Through Sunday. Matinee — Sunday at 2. 1 hour, 30 minutes

Berkshire Theatre Group, Unicorn Theatre,

6 East St., Stockbridge.

Tickets — $50. 413-997-4444; berkshiretheatregroup.org





EXITS

Closing on area stages Monday through Oct. 29

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Ends Oct. 29

You know the movie. Here's the stage musical that started it all. A young cast invites audiences to do the Time Warp in this kitschy rock, sci-fi musical.

Town Players of Pittsfield, Robert Boland Theater, Koussevitzky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield.
townplayers.org; 413-443-9279



     




















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