Theater ... virtually: Chats, workshops, and encores

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GETTING CASUAL WITH ACTOR DAVID ADKINS

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group's Casual Fridays series continues 2 p.m. Friday on BTG's Facebook page with actor David Adkins.

Adkins will be talking to BTG actors, directors, designers and other friends of the theater on a variety of issues relating to living and making theater and art in the age of COVID-19.

Adkins joined BTG (then Berkshire Theatre Festival) as an apprentice in 1985. He began his professional career in 1989 at BTG's Stockbridge campus in A.R. Gurney's "The Middle Ages." An artistic associate at BTG, his numerous credits there over 30 years include "Waiting for Godot" (2008); "Same Time, Next Year" (2013); "The Bakelite Masterpiece" (2016); "The Petrified Forest" (2018); and "The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia?" (2019). His performance in the 2017 production of "Edward Albee's at Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)" earned him a Berkie Award from the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association for Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role. He has worked on and off Broadway, in resident theaters across the country and guest starred extensively on television, most recently on "Homeland." Others include "Blacklist," "The Good Wife," "Elementary," "The Americans" (two seasons), "Happy-ish," and "Without a Trace."

THE RETURN OF 'RUSSELL COLVIN'

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — One of Hubbard Hall Arts and Education Center's more popular stage offerings has returned to the town's venerable arts and education center — at least, virtually

"The Tarnation of Russell Colvin," written and performed by Oliver Wadsworth and directed by Kirk Jackson, is available for viewing through June 8 via Hubbard Hall's website at hubbardhall.org.

Based on a true 19th century murder mystery that happened in Manchester, Vt., "The Tarnation of Russell Colvin" was performed at Hubbard Hall in January 2018.

"I loved re-watching the piece here online, as a reminder of what an amazing evening it was," Hubbard Hall's executive and artistic director David Snider said in an online statement.

HERSHEY FELDER REDUX

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group is offering an encore presentation of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" as of 9 p.m. Thursday[MAY 14]. Viewing will be available until midnight May 18. Tickets for the recording of the live stream is $35, per household, with 50 percent of proceeds benefiting BTG.

Patrons will be able to stream on a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet.

Once purchase is confirmed, patrons will receive a confirmation email with a viewing link and detailed instructions for viewing on their device.

This event was streamed live from Florence, Italy on May 10

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VOICING SHAKESPEARE

LENOX — Shakespeare & Company is offering six weeks of awareness and creative voice work in a series of online workshops that explore Shakespeare & Company's text work, Linklater Voice, and The Feldenkrais Method.

Shakespeare & Company explains in an e-blast that the workshop is designed for those who:

• crave an in-depth exploration of voice, awareness and personal creativity applied to text;

• love Shakespeare & Company training and would like an introduction to The Feldenkrais Method to add to their toolkit;

• are new to Shakespeare and interested in an introduction that begins with awareness, voice and imagination.

Session A is scheduled May 22-June 26. Session B is scheduled May 23-June 27.

Complete information and registration is available through the Shakespeare & Company website — shakespeare.org.

SOUTH COUNTY THEATER STAGE EMPTY THIS SUMMER

GREAT BARRINGTON — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty around safely presenting onstage programs this summer, Great Barrington Public Theater officially has postponed its onstage 2020 season.

In lieu of the onstage solo festival planned for June at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's College, GBPT is offering "Bear Tales: Six Feet Together," 10 self-filmed solo pieces that are free to view on the company website — greatbarringtonpublictheater.org.

The company's planned East Coast premiere of a new play by David Mamet, "The Christopher Boy's Communion," has been rescheduled for summer 2021.

"We are a small company, fast on our feet," GBPT artistic director Jim Frangione said in a news release. "We will continue to develop new material, and look forward to presenting some surprises as the months unfold."

Questions regarding ticketing and refunds can be sent to gbboxoffice@gmail.com.


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