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Aglet Theatre Company
Sheffield, MA

Bardavon Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY

Barrington Stage Company
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Actors Theatre
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Fringe
Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Playwrights Lab
Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Theatre Group
Pittsfield & Stockbridge, MA

Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck, NY

Chester Theatre Company
Chester, MA

The Desultory Theatre Club
Torrington, CT

The Ghent Playhouse
Ghent, NY

Half Moon Theatre
Hyde Park, NY

Landmark Community Theater
Thomaston, CT

The Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA

Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Chatham, NY

Powerhouse Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY

Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA

The Sharon Playhouse
Sharon, CT

Hudson, NY

Tangent Theatre Company
Tivoli, NY

The Theater Barn
New Lebanon, NY

Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY

Warner Theatre
Torrington, CT

Walking the dog Theater
Ghent, NY

WAM Theatre
Lee/Lenox, MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown, MA

Theater Intelligence

Now – Aug. 26
At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story)
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this work delves deep into the complex concept of human loneliness and social disparity. Starring David Adkins, Tara Franklin and Joey Collins. Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Stage, Stockbridge. (Photo by Emma Rothenberg)

Now – Aug. 27
Melissa James Gibson’s play captures the hilarious yet touching relationships of a circle of friends as they back their way into middle age. Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Now – Sept. 10
The winner of 7 Tony Awards, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical is a wildly funny look at relationships. Over a series of dinner parties, dates and conversations with his friends, the perennially single Bobby attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage and the meaning of the word “commitment.” Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Now – Aug. 27
Some Old Black Man
When college professor Calvin Jones moves his 82-year-old doggedly independent but ailing father, Donald, from Mississippi into his Harlem penthouse, an argument over what to eat for breakfast turns into a generational clash over race, opportunity and a decision that Calvin made years ago. Berkshire Playwrights Lab at Saint James Place, Great Barrington.

Now – Sept. 3
The Tempest
Shakespeare & Company presents the tale of a betrayed magician bent on revenge. But Prospero’s seething softens when he sees through his daughter that love and forgiveness conquer darkness. Enjoy this performance in The Roman Garden Theatre, the company’s outdoor space. Lenox.

Now – Aug. 27

Chester Theatre Company presents an American premiere written by Tom Wells. For Winnie, a Guinness-hoisting nun, and Stephen, a shy maintenance worker, Friday nights are for playing and singing. Until 16-year-old Kayleigh lobs a brick through Winnie’s window, and the three become the unlikeliest of folk trios. Chester Town Hall.

Now – Sept. 10
The Wharton Comedies
Shakespeare & Company’s own Dennis Krausnick has adapted two of Edith Wharton’s delightfully pointed and charming social satires, Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life. S&Co.‘s Bernstein Theatre, Lenox.

Now – Aug. 27
The Last Flapper
Taconic Stage Company presents a one-woman show based on the letters and stories of Zelda Fitzgerald. Set in an insane asylum in Asheville, NC on the last day of her life, Zelda (Diedre Bollinger) tells of her innocent rebellion as a southern belle, her destructive marriage and her mental disintegration. Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls.

Aug. 24 – Sept. 3
Hello, Dolly!

One of the greatest musicals of all time will close out the season at The Mac-Haydn Theatre. Dolly is “back where she belongs” and ready to change lives in the Jerry Hermann classic that includes the song “It Only Takes A Moment” along with the rousing title song. Chatham.

August 26
SEVEN: A Documentary Play

Seven playwrights have documented the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families and children around the globe. CeCe Sloan, director, activist and member of the U.S. National Committee of U.N. Women, will host and lead a post-show discussion. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Pittsfield’s Elizabeth Freeman Center. Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

Aug. 30 – Sept. 3
Actor Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard) chronicles his 20-year friendship with his mentor, the Tony Award-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood; My Fair Lady). Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

September 2
Melissa’s Choice: A Staged Reading to Benefit Multicultural BRIDGE
This work by Steve Somkin is about a lawyer who is passionate about women’s rights, the environment, population control, and two men. She has an unintended pregnancy that produces increasingly bizarre fantasies, revealing her tangle of values and feelings. Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. 7 p.m.

Sept. 13 – Sept. 24
Back by popular demand for 12 more performances, this Creative Place International/And Theatre Company production stars Jeff McCarthy as the self-described “radical lawyer” and civil rights activist William Kunstler. The perpetually rumpled lawyer, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his unconventional style in this revealing play. Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield.

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