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Shakespeare & Company's 'Henry V' falls short

07/01/2015 05:44 AM EDT
LENOX — William Shakespeare's "Henry V" begins with a choral exhortation, calling upon a "muse of fire that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for stage, princes to act . 
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Warts and all, "Me and Earl ..." is mostly fun
07/01/2015 05:42 AM EDT - If you've heard of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" already, it's probably because it had the unique misfortune of being the favorite of many at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it also won the top prizes. Full Story

In "Discord," three men take an arduous journey
06/30/2015 05:06 AM EDT - CHESTER — Scott Carter's "The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord" ("Discord" for short) — which is having its East Coast premiere in an ably mounted production at Chester Theatre Company — doesn't come to the heart of its matter until nearly three-quarters of the way through its demanding, often tedious intermissionless Full Story

WTF launches 2015 season with two world premieres
06/29/2015 10:26 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick makes her Williamstown Theatre Festival debut Thursday in the world premiere of "Off the Main Road," a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge. Full Story

Stages
06/28/2015 07:26 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

Thinking man's comedy opens at Chester
06/26/2015 05:08 AM EDT - CHESTER — Have you heard the one about the three powerhouse intellectuals? Full Story

Bare Bard 'Henry V' feeds an audience's imagination
06/26/2015 05:05 AM EDT - LENOX — William Shakespeare's "Henry V" is as big as all outdoors and as intimate as a bedchamber. Full Story

David Adkins goes for broke in 'Thoreau ...'
06/24/2015 10:57 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — "I love to talk," Henry David Thoreau says midway through David Adkins' uneven new play, "Thoreau, or, Return to Walden," which opened over the weekend at Berkshire Theatre Festival's Unicorn Theatre. Full Story

Berkshire Stages
06/23/2015 03:26 PM 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

'Shining City' opens at Barrington Stage
06/23/2015 01:32 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Conor McPherson's problematic play, "Shining City," begins as a ghost story. Full Story

Man charged with robbing same New Jersey bank 5 years later

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same place five years earlier, prosecutors said. Full Story
Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor's husband at motel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued. Full Story