Stagestruck: Bodies of Evidence

Stagestruck: Bodies of Evidence

Social/political themes are abundantly present in “The Equality of Night and Day,” a world-premiere work at Jacob’s Pillow from the Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE dance company.

Stagestruck: Hot-Weather Hits

Stagestruck: Hot-Weather Hits

After shutting down two years ago, then edging back with skeleton seasons last year, theaters in the region are back at full capacity this summer. Here are some of the shows I’m looking forward to seeing up and down the Valley.

Stagestruck: Annotated Austen

Stagestruck: Annotated Austen

“Pride@Prejudice” (that’s @, not &) is a cyber-take on Jane Austen’s novel, a condensed rendering of her classic dissection of manners and morals, now playing at Chester Theatre Company. But it’s also inlaid with questions and comments mined from Internet chat rooms as students assigned the book in English class reach out for help in navigating the shifting currents of plot and personnel.

Stagestruck: Out and Proud

Stagestruck: Out and Proud

It’s Pride Month, and two Valley theaters are celebrating with out-there musicals. “Blood & Water” is a world premiere, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” a cult classic that’s as raunchy and outrageous as the night it first pranced onstage.

Stagestruck: The Artist and the Rebel

Stagestruck: The Artist and the Rebel

Andy Warhol visited Iran in 1976. What if, in the ferment that preceded the Islamic revolution in 1979, the presence of the world-famous artist had inspired an insurgent group to kidnap him in order to gain publicity for their cause – their own 15 minutes of fame?

Stagestruck: Calling the Ancestors

Stagestruck: Calling the Ancestors

“Will You Miss Me?” at Double Edge Theatre takes place during a rather peculiar funeral for a decidedly unconventional corpse. It’s part of the troupe’s all-summer RITES festival.

Stagestruck: Complete Works and Half Life

Stagestruck: Complete Works and Half Life

After two-plus years, the ghost light has been turned off and Ghost Light Theater steps – or rather, runs – back onstage in Holyoke, this weekend and next. And WAM Theatre, the Berkshires’ peripatetic feminist/activist troupe, touches down at Mass MoCA this Sunday...

Nightly Entertainment: Out With the Old, In With The New

Nightly Entertainment: Out With the Old, In With The New

Treating yourself to a night (or day) out can sometimes feel like you have to alter your everyday life to squeeze in that extra me-time. Do you feel guilty for that? You shouldn’t. Mental health awareness month is right around the corner, and with a pandemic that has...

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Stagestruck: Bodies of Evidence

Stagestruck: Bodies of Evidence

Social/political themes are abundantly present in “The Equality of Night and Day,” a world-premiere work at Jacob’s Pillow from the Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE dance company.