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Berkshire County’s tourist attractions have begun to see younger visitors, more year-round traffic, more digital guests and more interest in outdoor recreation.
It’s been said, many times over, that timing is everything. In so many ways the timing couldn’t be better for Willy Russell’s life-affirming one-actor play, “Shirley Valentine,” which opened over the weekend in an ably mounted, credibly performed production at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre.
Theater critic Jeffrey Borak calls Corinna May's performance "appealing" in Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "Shirley Valentine."
In the second act of the production, Corinna May, as Shirley Bradshaw, goes on a transformative trip to Greece.
“This is one of those iconic roles. It’s wonderful to get a chance to take her on,” says Corinna May, who plays the iconic Shirley Valentine.
Performances of Berkshire Theatre Group's "Shirley Valentine" begin Friday, Oct. 1 and run through Oct. 24 at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.
Berkshire Theatre Group celebrates the reopening of the Colonial Theatre with the Berkshire Blues & Brews Fest. The event, featuring Roomful of Blues, along with Misty Blues, Waterloo Clyde and Robin O'Herin takes place on Saturday, Oct. 2.
It’s been five years since wife-and-husband actors Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat last appeared on a Berkshire Theatre Group stage. Saturday night the couple returns to the Colonial — this time in the Big Tent in the theater’s parking lot. They’ll be all dressed up and ready to perform in a personal revue, “Dressed Up Again."
“Nina Simone: Four Women” wears its heart on its sleeves. There is nothing subtle here; even less that is nuanced. With the notable exception of Cearcy’s affecting, beautifully shaped character, Aunt Sarah, Ham’s women are less full-bodied characters than spokespersons for a variety of positions.
“What we see in this play is Simone as an artist making the transition to artist-activist. It’s an opportunity for her to see how her gift operates in the world when she is going through her own struggles.”
The Berkshire Theatre Group will welcome audiences back into the Colonial Theatre this fall with beginning with the Berkshire Blues & Brews Fest in October. The theater group also will continue welcoming patrons inside the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge this fall for a production of "Shirley Valentine."