J. Peter Bergman is the Director of Communications at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. In the past he has been a writer for The Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire’s Week, The Advocate, The Berkshire Beacon, The Independent and still contributes to The Chatham Courier and Edge.com and Berkshirebrightfocus.com. He is a novelist, poet and author of short fiction. His book “Counterpoints” won the 2002 Friends of Charles Dickens Award. He has been a paid theater critic since he was 15 years old.
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Monday, 4 Aug 2014 - This is a very honest play about lying, liars and lies themselves.
Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 - This is such a fun afternoon theater experience that even though the ultimate trio of deaths is tragic and moving, that is not a downer in this production. This show is too much fun to miss.
Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 - This is the best production I can imagine of Erik Tarloff's play in its current form.
Monday, 28 Jul 2014 - This show at Barrington Stage has great potential. I enjoyed it and would gladly see new editions of it as it grows. I hope it grows.
Friday, 25 Jul 2014 - It's a great play. Filled with action and philosophy this theatrical expression of a man's difficulties, regrets and resolutions is wildly entertaining
Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 - Mark H. Dold has come into his own with this role as Alan Turing; it is the one I've waited for all these years as he has performed for Barrington Stage. The result is superb theater.
Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 - This is an outrageous howl-out-loud edition of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)."
Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 - Thanks to the genius of Director Tony Simotes, we find everything we love and a great deal more in this production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 - Wherein our theater reviewer, J. Peter Bergman, reveals how his writing career began, and how that beginning quickly ended.
Monday, 23 Jun 2014 - This is theatrical art at its most unique. It is also moving, an emotional firecracker of a play with every element a first-time experience.
Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 - All in all, this is a lively, sexy, glitzy, sophisticated example of the best that Broadway has provoked from its creative talent pool in the 20th century.
Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 - As Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Wold triumphs in a role that is written out of imagination and history combined; she breathes life into a name without a face and a presence without presence.
Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 - "This is one of my favorite events in the Berkshires. It’s a true honor to be a part of this -- they are celebrating new playwrights, new work, rich language and stories that resonate within all of us." -- Shakespeare and Company actress and Communications Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder
Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 - The intimacy of Barrington Stage's St. Germain Stage enthralls the audience who cannot move out of the grasp of the actors. This is not the easiest play to be at, or in, as the lead character grapples with dementia.