Archive for the ‘theater’ Category

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2012

March 5th, 2012 by philhalpern

Berkshires summer theater is going to be great this year.  Williamstown Theatre Festival is popular among Brook Farm Inn guests, so here’s the 2012 program. MAIN STAGE   June 26 – July 14 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST By Oscar Wilde Directed by David Hyde Pierce What if a family of Guys and Dolls-style gangsters moved […]

Tickets on sale for Shakespeare & Co. 2012 Summer Season

February 15th, 2012 by philhalpern

Shakespeare & Company’s 35th Anniversary Season will include Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis as Prospero in The Tempest, Dennis Krausnick in the title role of King Lear, and OBIE Award-winner John Douglas Thompson in a new one-man play about Louis Armstrong, Satchmo at the Waldorf written by Wall Street Journal drama critic, author and librettist Terry […]

Christmas Week Theater in the Berkshires

December 22nd, 2011 by philhalpern

Open Marriage: Renegade Wife of the Gilded Age   At Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA, also known as the Museum of the Gilded Age, you can catch this one-person show all week, between Christmas and New Year’s.  We at Brook Farm Inn have seen it, with great delight.  Other really good choices include “The Santaland […]

“The Santaland Diaries” — A Berkshires Holiday Tradition

December 8th, 2011 by philhalpern

It’s at Shakespeare & Co., Lenox Massachusetts,  through December 30th. Brook Farm Inn guests have been to the opening this past weekend, and loved it.  It’s a laughter-filled holiday performance. Critics say, “Sardonic Santaland delights!” Ryan Winkles takes the stage in The Santaland Diaries, the Berkshires’ newest holiday tradition (each year a new S&Co actor […]

James Taylor in the Berkshires December 17-30

November 11th, 2011 by philhalpern

  James Taylor will be appearing in 11 shows at the Colonial Theatre from December 17 to the 30th.  Don’t expect Sweet Baby James.  He is acting in the Berkshire Theatre Group presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.  The popular singer song writer, who is a Berkshire resident, will portray Bob Cratchit the abused […]

“War of the Worlds” Coming to the Berkshires!

August 25th, 2011 by philhalpern

Shakespeare & Co. continues its popular Fall Foliage season with “War of the Worlds,” based on Orson Welles’ thrilling radio broadcast about Martians invading Earth.  This production features half a dozen seasoned actors playing a variety of outrageous roles as they bring the tale of Martians and mayhem to life on the stage.  It’s an […]

The Wharton Salon Presents “Autres Temps…” at The Mount

August 13th, 2011 by philhalpern

    The Mount Welcomes the Theatre Group for the Third Consecutive Year LENOX, MA–For the third consecutive season, The Mount celebrates its partnership with The Wharton Salon, which this summer will present “Autres Temps…,” based on a short story by Edith Wharton, from August 17-28, 2011. Performances will take place at the stable at […]

“Best of Enemies” — True Story of Civil Rights Activist & Klan Leader

July 28th, 2011 by philhalpern

This is Berkshires theater at its best. Guests of Brook Farm Inn, Lenox Massachusetts  B&B,  are recommending this play!  Link to Barrington Stage Co. from  http://brookfarm.com/the-berkshires/arts-entertainment/ The Best of Enemies By Mark St. Germain Inspired by The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson Directed by Julianne Boyd July 21, 2011 – August 6, 2011 […]

Move Over Victor Borge, It’s “Ludwig Live!”

July 1st, 2011 by philhalpern

Ludwig Live! We attended this show,  in Lenox, MA, on Monday.  Today is Friday and we’re still laughing.  It was written just for the Berkshires audience, and at Brook Farm Inn, the guests who’ve seen it have loved it. Holding court at the grand piano once played by Leonard Bernstein (who did stay at Seven […]

Open Marriage: Renegade Wife of the Gilded Age

June 26th, 2011 by philhalpern

Opening on June 29th at Ventfort Hall (The Museum of the Gilded Age) is a play about the life of Elsie Clews Parsons — radical thinker, Phd, Anthropologist, mother of four children, and author of several books.  Born in the late 1800s to one the wealthiest, most genteel families in America (her father was Henry […]