Spotlight shines on student in classroom

A spotlight shines on Justin Adhoot, who plays Bilal, a student at an elite magnet school who is pressured by classmates to provide answers to others during a state exam.

PITTSFIELD — Life in the blackboard jungle of the two schools that are the setting for May Treuhaft-Ali’s thoughtful new play, “ABCD,” is a matter of survival.

The teachers and students in Treuhaft-Ali’s work — which is being given a vigorous, if uneven, world premiere at Barrington Stage Company’s St.


Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle’s theater critic.