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

A denotes a highly recommended critic's choice.

THIRD: Wendy Wasserstein's last play is among her most artlessly constructed. Contrivance abounds in this comedy-drama about a judgmental feminist professor at a small liberal arts college in New England whose facile misjudgment of one of her male students — a prep school graduate who wrestles for the college and wants to be a sports agent — leads her to accuse him of plagiarism when he turns in a term paper with an original theory about William Shakespeare's "King Lear" that runs counter to her own radical interpretation. Kate Levy delivers a dynamic performance as the professor and the rest of the cast is solid — all in the service of a play that takes on far more than it can handle (Oct. 19). Through Nov. 8.


Evenings — Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30; Friday and Saturday at 8. Matinees — Saturday and Sunday at 2:30. (1 hour 54 minutes)

Info: TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, Conn. Tickets — $65-$35. (860) 527-7838; theaterworkshartford.org