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BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP

'B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching' could be a courtroom drama, but it's a far more layered, penetrating drama

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DeAnna Supplee, as attorney Olivia Bennett, Jahi Kearse as photographer Olen Porter, and Justin Sturgis as Deshawn Payne, in 'B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching' at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Stage.

STOCKBRIDGE — On its surface, Tara L. Wilson Noth’s new play, “B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching,” has all the markings of a courtroom drama. A 36-year-old African American Legal Aid attorney and former corporate lawyer, Olivia Bennett, is persuaded by a distraught Black single mother of two young men to take over representation of her son, 15-year-old, Deshawn, who has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of the man whose house the woman cleans.

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Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic. 

Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic.

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