Performed over the weekend at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, dancer-actor Mimi Quillin’s solo performance memoir, “Call Fosse at the Minskoff,” is a skillfully told up-close-and-personal account of the making of a Broadway musical revival and, not coincidentally, the coming of professional age of a Broadway dancer.
Now, during a period of profound divisiveness and COVID-19 isolation, the timing couldn’t be better for a revival of “The Chairs,” says director James Warwick, whose fitful but determined production opened over the weekend in Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse.
With “Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story,” Canadian Indigenous playwright Kim Senklip Harvey (Syilx and Tsilhqot’in Nation) has given us a thoughtful comedy about two sisters who, over the course of the play, come into their own as they each claim their power and heritage as Indigenous women. With all its cultural and human richness and theatrical opportunity, “Kamloopa” deserves better treatment than it is getting in director Estefanía Fadul’s loosely formed, hit-and-largely miss production for WAM Theatre, which opened over the weekend, with an all-Indigenous female cast, in Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
The period Mimi Quillin spent with Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon is the stuff of Quillin’s solo play, “Call Fosse at the Minskoff,” which will be performed Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
Eugène Ionesco’s “The Chairs,” at Shakespeare & Company, is an oldie but a goodie from the Theater of the Absurd days of the mid-1950s to the early ’60s.
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.
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