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"The Stone Witch," at Berkshire Theatre Group's Fitzpatrick Main Stage, takes the measure of greatness and legacy

07/23/2016 01:04 PM EDT
STOCKBRIDGE >> Actor Judd Hirsch says that when he first read the script for Shem Bitterman's "The Stone Witch," he was struck by the playwright's description of Hirsch's character, Simon. 
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Radio days return in Town Players of Pittsfield reading
07/23/2016 01:03 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Town Players of Pittsfield is presenting a staged reading of "Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent," 2 p. Full Story

Just about anything goes in "The Pirates of Penzance" at Barrington Stage Company
07/23/2016 09:18 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — There is mischief in Mabel's eyes as she is played by Scarlett Strallen in John Rando's exuberant production of "The Pirates of Penzance" at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Full Story

New comedy, "peerless," ripped from "Macbeth's" womb
07/22/2016 05:58 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Born from a tragedy comes a contemporary dark comedy to Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage. Full Story

New play at Chester Theatre Company finds God in search of God
07/21/2016 06:44 AM EDT - CHESTER — God — the relentlessly challenging Old Testament God of anger, wrath and vengeance — is not quite Himself in Anat Gov's uneven drama, "Oh God," which is being given a hit-and-miss co-production by Chester Theatre Company and Boston-based Israeli Stage at Chester Town Hall through this weekend. Full Story

New comedy, "peerless," begins Thursday at BSC's St. Germain Stage
07/19/2016 01:23 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Jiehae Park's comedy, "peerless," begins performances Thursday at Barrington Stage Company's St. Full Story

Judd Hirsch starring in "Stone Witch" world premiere at BTG's Fitzpatrick Main Stage
07/19/2016 05:38 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — Playwright Shem Bitterman's "The Stone Witch," starring Tony-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Obie Award-winning actor Judd Hirsch, begins previews 7 p. Full Story

Capitol Steps returns for 9th summer at Cranwell
07/18/2016 12:16 PM EDT - LENOX — For the ninth consecutive summer, Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort is once again hosting the award-winning musical satire group The Capitol Steps for a limited run of performances through Sept. Full Story

Berkshire Stages
07/22/2016 09:57 AM EDT - A digest of what's playing at theaters in and around the Berkshires based upon reviews by Berkshire Eagle theater critic Jeffrey Borak. Full Story

"The Merchant of Venice" proves timely at Shakespeare & Company
07/19/2016 04:39 PM EDT - LENOX — Words matter in director Tina Packer's thoughtful revival of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice. Full Story

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Dennis Rodman is a person of interest in a freeway crash in Southern California

Famed former basketball player Dennis Rodman is considered a person of interest in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on the I-5 freeway in Santa Ana, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Friday.