What's playing on Berkshire stages this week

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

- denotes a highly recommended critic's choice.

GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton

What begins as a civilized conversation between two sets of parents trying to resolve the aftermath of an altercation dispute between their two 11-year-old sons that left one of them injured turns into a knock-down-drag-out brawl of wit and class imperatives. Who knew that blood sport could be so invigorating, so stimulating, so richly entertaining? (9/20). Through Oct. 8. Evenings — Friday and Saturday at 7:30. Matinees — Saturday and Sunday at 3. 1 hour, 24 minutes

Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.
Tickets — $65-$25. 413-637-3353; shakespeare.org


Opening on area stages Monday through Oct. 8

GASLIGHT by Patrick Hamilton. Previews begin Wednesday; press opening Oct. 8

Set in Victorian London, this psychological thriller focuses on a seemingly happy married couple, the Manninghams. The truth is that Mrs. Maningham is being systematically driven insane by her husband.

Barrington Stage Company, Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $49-$15. 413-236-8888; barringtonstageco.org


Closing on area stages Monday through Oct. 8

GOD OF CARNAGE. Closes Oct. 8

See entry in Berkshire Stages.

Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox                                                                                     


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