A digest of what's playing on stages in and around the Berkshires based upon reviews by Berkshire Eagle theater critic Jeffrey Borak. Capsules include publication date of the review, closing date of the production, and production running time.
H denotes a highly recommended critic's choice. DR. RUTH, ALL THE WAY. Debra Jo Rupp is in command as a thoroughly engaging, appealing, at times pixieish Dr. Ruth Westheimer as, while packing up an apartment that holds too many memories after the death of her third and most beloved husband, she narrates the story of her life, the development of her career, her thoughts on sex and several notable public figures in playwright Mark St. Germain's richly entertaining, smartly constructed one-character play (9/25). Through Oct. 7. Eves.: Wed.-Fri. 7:30; Sat. 8. Mats.: Sat. 4; Sun. 3. (1:58)
Barrington Stage Company, St. Germain Stage, Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $49-$40. (413) 236-8888; barringtonstageco.org.
THE PUPPETMASTER OF LODZ. Five years after his escape from a Nazi concentration camp in the closing days of the war, an emotionally tightly wound Jewish puppetmaster remains holed up in a garret apartment in Berlin, refusing to come out in the belief the war is still on, despite the entreaties and schemes of his landlady to assure him it is safe to leave the sanctuary he
Berkshire Theatre Group, Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. Tickets: $45. (413) 997-4444; (413) 298-5576; www.berkshiretheatregoup.org.