THEATER: “Naked” Comes to the Unicorn Theatre [Berkshire On Stage]
Written by Nobel Prize Award winner Luigi Pirandello, in a new version by Nicholas Wright, Naked begins performances Thursday (September 27) at 7pm at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening night is set for Saturday (September 29) at 7pm. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming, Poe), the production features David Adkins (“Homeland” BTG: The Petrified Forest, At Home at the Zoo) as Alfredo Cantavalle; Haley Aguero (BTG: Tarzan, The Music Man) as Emma; James Barry (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson BTG: The Caretaker, The Who’s Tommy) as Franco Laspiga; Jeffrey Doornbos (A Thousand Miles Behind) as Consul Grotti; Tara Franklin (Sleep No More BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ersilia Drei; Barbara Sims (A Streetcar Named Desire BTG: Benefactors) as Signora Onoria; and Obie and Drama Desk Award-winner Rocco Sisto (The King and I BTG: The Homecoming) as Ludovico Nota. This production is sponsored by Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; Furlano and Arace, PC; The Westifeld News Group; Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation.
Hailed as one of the greatest playwrights of all-time, Nobel Award winner Luigi Pirandello’s Naked, delves deep into the struggle of self-identity, and the tendency to skew reality to benefit desires of the heart. The production follows the story of a woman, in the midst of questioning her existence, as the men around her impose their view of her into the world.