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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

THEATRE REVIEW: In Shake & Co’s ‘The Children,’ drama leading to tragedy is as funny as can be

It is deceptively simple, but there are so many layers of truth, humor, history and relationships that to dig through the surrounding fields of emotion to find the right spot for each and every one of them must have been a remarkable experience.

THEATRE REVIEW: Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘The Children’ is startling, riveting

Seldom are audiences treated to such excellent ensemble acting.

Three Shakespeare comedies highlight Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 season

“The strings of the heart” is artistic director Allyn Burrows’ concept theme for the summer and he has chosen a quartet of very contemporary plays to flesh out the idea.

THEATRE REVIEW: Shakespeare & Company’s ‘Creditors’ is a perfect piece of dramatic theater

Strindberg was way ahead of his time in probing the psychological recesses of adult relationships.

THEATRE REVIEW: Shakespeare & Company’s difficult ‘Creditors’ provokes chilling reality

Realism truly sinks its teeth into subject matter here and, if you find the ending hard to take, well, I think you're supposed to.

PREVIEW: Art will surely imitate Strindberg’s life in ‘Creditors’

The play explores one of Strindberg's other favorite themes: the question of the viability of marriage as an institution. The ending isn't a happy one. I'll leave it at that.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Hairspray’ at Berkshire School; Money School; fuel assistance concert; ‘Lovers’ Spat: Round Two’; Eleanor Roosevelt lecture

Money School is an award-winning financial independence initiative designed to create long-term safety and economic security for survivors of domestic or sexual violence.

PREVIEW: Delight, deceit and desire at Shakespeare & Company’s 2018 season

The company is offering a 40 percent discount on tickets to full-time, year-round residents of Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Spamalot’; Storytellers and Songwriters series; Stockbridge Sinfonia concerts; Knosh & Knowledge

The program for the Sinfonia concerts will include Mozart’s Overture to 'The Magic Flute,' Khachaturian’s 'Masquerade' Suite, Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

THEATRE REVIEW: A noble, exceptional ‘Cymbeline’ at Shakespeare & Company

Tackling this play, including editing it cleanly, is an achievement, one that director Tina Packer has undertaken nobly and completed successfully. I would not have missed this for anything.

Bits & Bytes: Finn Wittrock in ‘Hamlet;’ Pittsfield CityJazz Festival; Berkshire Coaching Weekend; Plein Air event at Olana; college fair at BCC; rain garden...

Most recently Finn Wittrock, who grew up in Shakespeare & Company, was seen in the Oscar-nominated film “The Big Short” opposite Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Sinfonia concerts; berry foraging hike; Behold! New Lebanon tours; Berkshire Children & Families’ Golf Classic; ‘Modern Treasure Chests;’ Shake &...

The Stockbridge Sinfonia, a community orchestra in existence for over 40 years, is conducted by Simeon Loring and comprised of volunteer musicians of all ages, from high school students to retired local residents.

Bits & Bytes: New minister for Christ Trinity Church; Ghent Playhouse auditions; Stonover Farm art exhibition; Jonathan Epstein performance & talk; Sharon Church at...

Ordained a Lutheran with graduate degrees and training from Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist and Congregational institutions including Harvard Divinity School, Rev. Dr. Randall K. Wilburn also received training from the Sisters of Mercy and is a Spiritual Director.

THEATRE REVIEW: Superb, reimagined ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Shake & Co.

Not your usual rendition of the play, this edition allows for imagination and nuanced creations and provides for the romantic nature of the play over the concept of prejudice and hatred that so often colors the work.

Bits & Bytes: Neal and Tyer to present heroin documentary; ‘Artistic Insights’ at Shakespeare & Co.; ‘Nudes Beyond the Prado;’ Carole Owens book signing;...

Shakespeare & Company Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Company actor Jonathan Epstein will give a talk entitled “Shakespeare and the Jews,” which will explore Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice.”

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘An Iliad’ — chilling reminder of humanity’s affection for war

The history of war on this planet and shows us that the human race has never existed for long without war.

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