Director Eric Hill uses broad strokes to show us the subtlety in Albee’s play; he also uses the small things—his actor’s reactions, for example—to give us big changes in the inner workings of all four characters.
Author Alex Marshall will present new ideas about how transportation–including modern passenger rail and 21st-century innovations such as driverless cars–can be designed and managed in the public interest.
Originally performed on an outdoor basketball court with its five acts structured as the four quarters and overtime of a basketball game, ‘The Bitter Game’ explores the experience of being Black in America.
“At Home at the Zoo” at Berkshire Theatre Group combines text, direction and acting that make real theatre real, the kind of dramatic wholeness people in theatre aspire to but seldom achieve as well as here.
A native of Pittsfield who now resides in Baltimore, Alec MacGillis covers politics and government for ProPublica, a nonprofit online investigative journalism organization and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner.
To hear Thoreau’s words spoken by David Adkins is revelatory. Adkins is never preachy, always real and confrontational, never violent even with an axe in his hands. His final speech about a vagrant water-lily is as touching a moment as any I’ve seen on a stage in many years.
To NOT see David Adkins in this role as Edgar Allen Poe, if you are a fan of good theater or of Poe or of the arts in general, would be a crime against nature. This is a magical conjoining of talents, the sort that comes along rarely.