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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Gertrude and Claudius’ would benefit from more drama, chemistry

In the program’s notes, St. Germain pinpoints the goal: “What works on the page needs to take on its own vivid life on the stage.” Does it? Despite the play’s intelligence, erudition and beautifully crafted language, sadly, not so much.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s intellectual ‘Gertrude and Claudius’ lacks passion

It's not the language that makes this play what it is and what it isn't. There is emotion missing in the cleverness of the dialogue and the letters exchanged.

PREVIEW: Tanglewood in the city of Pittsfield

The evening's festivities will begin with performances by the Eagles Community Band Brass Ensemble, Barrington Stage MTC Choral Group and students from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Time Flies and Other Comedies’ features sophisticated staging, stellar ensemble acting, pitch-perfect direction

Barrington Stage’s selection of six of Ives’ comic one-acts, first staged between 1991 and 2015, is wonderfully curated.

Business Briefs: Richmond Land Trust conservation effort; Barnbrook Realty new hire; grant for Barrington Stage; BFAIR purchases redemption center; nonprofit sector jobs report

Berkshire Natural Resources Council owns the newly protected land, with the Richmond Land Trust and town of Richmond co-holding a conservation restriction on the parcel.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Time Flies and Other Comedies’ is clever and entertaining

The wonderful collection of character actors assembled for this foray into absurdism keep the show moving along brilliantly with their costume and wig changes, a pointedly generous directorial overview, and their own characterizations.

Bits & Bytes: Free Fun Friday at the Mahaiwe; ‘Tales of Europe’ film fest; Barrington Stage battle of the bands; ‘So This Is My...

Barrington Stage invites local, amateur bands to submit live music for review by Impending Doom, the rock band from Barrington Stage’s upcoming musical “Fall Springs,” who will choose five finalists.

REVIEW: ‘Barrington Stage’s ‘America v. 2.1’ lets politics get in the way of character

Playwright Rose’s view, authentic and passionate though it be, is so relentlessly angry and uniformly cynical that the satire gets suffocated.

REVIEW: ‘Into the Woods’ at Barrington Stage is totally entrancing

It’s also ravishingly beautiful with a thoroughly original visual style, and perfectly cast and acted with lyrics articulated with more clarity than I’ve heard before. Director Joe Calarco’s talent lies in heightening the fantasy while preserving the magic.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Into the Woods’ features exceptional, fascinating group of performers

This production is the finest I’ve seen and a memorable experience from top to bottom.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage Company’s ‘America v. 2.1’ has a long life before it

This is a play with politics that could not be realized in any time but our own, and it should survive as a symbol of its time.

THEATRE REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Hold These Truths’ teaches as much as it entertains

Moments of actual fear for his person infiltrates the audience space as Gordon attempts to live by the words and the spirit of the Constitution.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Hold These Truths’ at Barrington Stage is beautifully acted, deftly and pointedly directed

The power of de la Fuente’s impeccably calibrated performance lies in its understatement.

Bits & Bytes: Whiskey Treaty Roadshow album release; Cantilena Chamber Choir gala concert; ‘Shimmering Flowers’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; ‘The Civil War Ballroom’;...

Based in New York City, Nancy Lorenz incorporates techniques from traditional Asian crafts, drawing on her years spent living in Japan and a 35-year career as a contemporary abstract painter.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Art Walk; PlayWorks Weekend; ‘Elizabeth Freeman’s Case for Freedom’; emerald ash borer tree treatment; estate land protection workshop

The Great Barrington Historical Society, in collaboration with Saint James Place, will open its 'Rebels With a Cause' lecture series with 'Elizabeth Freeman's Case for Freedom: The End of Slavery in Massachusetts and the Effects on the Black Community in the Berkshires.'
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