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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

Visit the (virtual) Berkshires: The Northeast’s cultural capital moves online

The best (virtual) things to do in the Berkshires in the summer of 2020.

Kennedy Campaign visits Pittsfield

During the campaign stop, Kennedy spoke about the need for increased economic justice, civil rights, and more equitable healthcare, among other issues. He did not mention Sen. Markey during his remarks.

Theater in the Round

Berkshires actor, writer and director Jim Frangione shows us around the Berkshires theater scene.

NEA awards $328,000 to cultural organizations and initiatives in the Berkshires

The arts currently create upwards of 4,000 year-round jobs here, and even more seasonally, all of which support other jobs.

Barrington Stage Company commits to a 2018 season of women’s stories

This is indeed a busy Barrington Stage season with an intriguing theme and what appears to be a remarkably varied group of offerings.

REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Company’ – always good even when it’s not great

COMPANY is always like an entertaining evening in the company of good friends. And that’s true of Barrington Stage’s version for both Sondheim aficionados and initiates alike.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Ragtime’ then, ‘Ragtime’ now – at Barrington Stage

The powerhouses of BSC’s RAGTIME -- among a uniformly, vocally exceptional, large cast (20 adults) -- are African-American.

Barrington Stage’s ‘Kunstler,’ a clear winner

This is a must-experience performance, so natural and so real it is as though he is channeling the man he portrays on the stage.

Berkshire cultural institutions fear impact of Trump’s budget axe

"This is a creative community that thrives with the inspiration and energy of hundreds of concerts, performances and exhibits throughout the year, as well as the educational and thought-provoking programs created through the CPB. All would be jeopardized if the nation no longer celebrated or supported the arts as integral to our democracy.” --- Beryl Jolly, executive director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington

ON THEATRE: WAM’s special eighth season

WAM is the only independent company to have collaborated with Barrington Stage Company, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Theatre Group and Williamstown Theatre Festival.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘10×10 Upstreet’ – mini-masterworks at Barrington Stage  

This is the way I like to begin spring. New plays that speak volumes in mere minutes. Fine performances that grow characters quickly and definitively.

Barrington Stage to offer a ‘celebration season’

The "season of celebration" has, in this era of uncertainty, a darkness that shows promise, especially with "Ragtime" leading off the main stage's season.

REVIEW: ‘Presto Change-O,’ a promising world premiere musical at Barrington Stage

I look forward to getting a second look at this show, if not here than somewhere else, and seeing how it grows, for I do believe it could be a great show.

THEATRE: A short look at the Berkshire’s summer 2016 season

The big patterns here are outlying theaters putting on shows already seen in the Berkshires and a slew of inventive and new plays and musicals making our stages into their try-out venues.

THEATRE REVIEW: 10×10 Upstreet’s showcase for new talent

The show is always a wonder, seeing new talent develop the written word in so many ways.

EDGEWISE: Arts activism can change the world

It was no accident that the realization of equality for gay Americans was preceded by a good decade of arts activism.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.