Berkshire Actors Theatre

'Four Dogs and a Bone' July 2 to 15 at Berkshire Museum

John Patrick Shanley's showbusiness satire combines one floundering film, four inflated egos and enough secret alliances to make ‘Survivor' look like child's play. For information, visit www.berkshire actorstheatre.org.

Berkshire Fringe

'Daniel Forlano Live' Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, 3 p.m. at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Balancing a flower on his nose, perching on a wine bottle on miniature furniture or thwarted by an enormous pile of books, clown and comedian Daniel Forlano delivers an impromptu adventure.

He will offer a free community workshop Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

For information, visit www.berk
shirefringe.org.

Berkshire Theatre Group

'A Thousand Clowns'

July 16 to 28 on the Main Stage in Stockbridge.

Nick lives with his eccentric Uncle Murray in this Tony-nominated play. When Murray walks off his job as a joke writer, he and Nick fight to stay together. The path becomes filled with laughter, warmth and inspired madness.

'Brace Yourself'

Aug. 15 to 25 on the Main Stage

Everyone is preparing for the hurricane to arrive, but Sunny has a huge wedding to plan, an unhappy bride to appease, a promiscuous son to keep track of and a dead aunt to dispose of.


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Once the hurricane finally hits, she will have to let go.

Chester Theatre

'Animals out of Paper'

July 5 to 15 in Chester

Rajiv Joseph tells the story of Ilana, a world-renowned origami artist. Her life is in disarray -- she's going through a divorce, her dog has run away and she hasn't answered her phone in two months. Then a high school teacher who counts his blessings introduces her to Suresh, an iPod addict and origami prodigy.

For information, visit www.chestertheatre.org.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Freddy Roman's Comedy Festival

July 15 at 7 p.m. Great Barrington

Freddy Roman, longtime president of the Friars Club, hosts stand-up comedians Cory Kahane, Tom Cotter, and Michele Balan. For information, visit www.mahaiwe.org.

Mass MoCA

Ophira Eisenberg

Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m.,
in North Adams.

Ophira Eisenberg, from Calgary, is a veteran of The Moth and a mainstay on the New York City standup and storytelling circuit and one of Canada's finest comedy exports. She hosts NPR's new trivia and puzzle show, ‘Ask Me Another.' For information, visit www.massmoca.org.

Theater Barn

'Five-Course Love'

July 26 to Aug. 5, New Lebanon, N.Y.

This artfully silly and genuinely funny musical is fast paced and packed with witty lyrics and shared mayhem. Three actors play 15 different characters in five different restaurants on the hunt for one true love. For information, visit www.theaterbarn.com.

For individual showtimes, check the calendar listings.