Last Minute End-of-Season Berkshire Theater Picks [Berkshire On Stage]
By Larry Murray
Photograph by T. Charles Erickson
The 2015 theater season has been full of surprises, and this Sunday (August 23) the curtain falls not only on the Williamstown Theatre Festival, but on many of the major productions in the Berkshires. There are several major exceptions. His Girl Friday runs until the end of August, and several productions at Shakespeare & Company play into early September. There is an encore, of sorts, in October as both the Berkshire Theatre Group and Barrington Stage Company mount additional fall productions.
This weekend is your last chance to see Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in Eugene O’Neill’s Moon for the Misbegotten on the main stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and An Intervention at WTF’s Nikos Stage. Tickets remain for all performances of both with the exception of the Sunday (August 23) matinee of Moon for the Misbegotten.
At Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, there are closings this weekend as both Hamlet which continues at The Mount until Saturday (August 22) and Comedy of Errors finishes up on Sunday. The Unexpected Man about a chance encounter on a train runs to Sunday, September 6 as does Mother of the Maid with Tina Packer playing the mother of Joan of Arc. Recently opened is Red Velvet about black actor Ira Aldridge with John Douglas Thompson which continues until Sunday, September 13.