July 29, 2010 performance reviewed by Frances Benn Hall Thornton Wilder’s Our Town shows us again, no matter how many times we have seen it, or even directed it, as I have, just why this play is important—especially when the play is presented in such a finely nuanced manner, faithful to the original, as with […]Continue reading Our Town at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Archives for July 2010
Review of June 26, 2010 performance of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, with Garrison Keillor, Andra Suchy, The Wailin’ Jennys, Hilary Thavis, Pat Donahue.Continue reading 2010 A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood
July 25, 2010 matinee performance reviewed by Frances Benn Hall. This reviewer is still reeling with delight and praise for Shakespeare and Co.’s production of The Winter’s Tale. Joyfully, the play continues through September 5, and I urge people of all ages, including children, to revel in this stream-lined production, running only three hours including […]Continue reading The Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare and Co.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow July 21, 2010 performance reviewed by Jocelyn McGrath. Serenade/The Proposition (2008) is the second piece in a three-part series of evening-length dances, conceived and directed by Bill T. Jones and commissioned in honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Choreographed by Mr. Jones with Janet […]Continue reading Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow
July 17, 2010 performance reviewed by Frances Benn Hall The Berkshires have been rocking with all sorts of humor this summer, and for a very special kind, done by six versatile actors, one need go no further than to the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, where Ferenc Molnar’s wickedly wicked The Guardsman tops the BTF […]Continue reading The Guardsman at Berkshire Theatre Festival
Hancock, MA facts: Town Hall: Hancock, MA 01237 Phone: (413) 738-5225 Population: 721 Settled/Inc’d: 1767/1776 Named for: John Hancock Elevation: 1020′ Demographic data: state.ma.us/cc/hancock.html The town of Hancock in the Berkshires, was re-named for John Hancock in 1776, the year of its incorporation, from Plantation of Jericho, as it was called by the original settlers […]Continue reading Hancock, MA