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“Good theater in the Berkshires”

Berkshire Theatre Group
Ranked #7 of 12 things to do in Stockbridge
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Owner description: Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County's oldest cultural organizations, Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre built in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theatre, music and the performing arts on multiple stages.
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We have seen most of the productions that have been put on in the Fitzpatrick Main Stage and the Unicorn Theater this season and each of them has been very well done. If we had to pick a favorite it would probably be The Cat and the Canary. The cast of young people put on a first class performance and the audience enjoyed the interaction with the cast and watching the set changes.
If you visit the Fitzpatrick Main Stage take time to look for the impressive list of alumni that have been in plays there. If you are seated in the balcony level of that theater they offer pillows to enhance the seating. I recommend that you grab one before sitting down.

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We saw "The Cat and the Canary" at the Unicorn Theater. I was a fun evening which started even before you got into the building. Actors from the company, dressed in their stage clothes were wandering around looking spooky. The set was wonderful and the company made quite a production of changing the scenery during the two intermissions which added to enjoyment of the play. Great sound and lighting effects were part of the attraction. Go while it is still there!

Thank Calhu
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

The campy 1920's mystery was great fun for our family group ranging from 11 to 72 years old. The acting, by students from America's finest theater arts programs, was first-class. The story, which called The 39 Steps to mind, was silly - but that was the point. The main downside of the show, for us, was that the stage was set up so those sitting to the far left (stage right) could not see some of the key action. After the first intermission, they moved to empty seats in the center section, and then had a much better time. It would be nice if the Unicorn Theater web page warned ticket buyers of the problem, e.g., by saying "partial view," and priced tickets accordingly.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We saw "Extremities" at the Unicorn Theatre, which is one of a number of theaters belonging to Berkshire Theatre Group. The Unicorn is a rather small theatre. We saw "Extremities." The acting was quite good. We sat in the center, so we could see everything. However, this probably was not true for some theatre goers sitting on one side of the stage, where a large chair must have blocked some views. One of the main characters was confined for most of the time to the fire place in the back of the stage. Many of his lines could not be understood, and these lines were of importance for understanding of the play. Nevertheless, the play was riveting.

Thank Wilhelmina87
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Treat Williams is a surprisingly powerful king in this current play at the main stage. The director has the actors running on the knife edge of laughter and pain throughout. Outstanding.

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