Review: New comedy “Brace Yourself” on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage of the Berkshire Theatre Group [Berkshire on Stage]

In the new play Brace Yourself, everyone is a comic. At the Berkshire Theatre Group from August 14-25, 2012. (l to r) Clea Alsip, David Ross, Tara Franklin, Jill Eikenberry. (photo: Chris Reis)

In the new play Brace Yourself, everyone is a comic. At the Berkshire Theatre Group from August 14-25, 2012. (l to r) Clea Alsip, David Ross, Tara Franklin, Jill Eikenberry. (photo: Chris Reis)

Brace Yourself for an evening of nonstop laughter in this fabulous new play from David Epstein onstage at the Berkshire Theatre Group.

There’s no mystery what artistic director Kate Maguire was thinking when she chose to close out the Stockbridge season of the Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) with Brace Yourself.

Always leave them laughing.

It’s a phrase and a concept that entered the show business lexicon long ago, back when George M. Cohan wrote the song: “Always leave them laughing when you say goodbye”. In earlier decades it became a rule for playwrights to remember as they tailored the ending of three act plays. Then two acts. Brace Yourself is an antic one act comedy that delivers the laughs from the first moments to the last. Only the most dour among us could possibly resist its charms.

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