play http://wamc.org en "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage http://wamc.org/post/breaking-code-barrington-stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Breaking the Code</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Hugh </span>Whitemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s </span>Boyd-Quinson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mainstage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, MA through August </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, <em>Breaking the Code</em> tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95408 at http://wamc.org "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/anna-chlumsky-living-love-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in Williamstown, MA co-starring in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Living on Love</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a play about an opera diva - played by </span>Renée<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Flemming<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, her </span>mastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> husband played by Douglas Sills, and the autobiography ghostwriters - played by </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Justin Long - who come between them. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95286 at http://wamc.org Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-patrick-shanleys-danish-widow-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include <em>Moonstruck</em>, <em>Joe Versus the Volcano</em>, <em>Welcome to The Moon</em>, <em>Savage in Limbo</em>, <em>Outside Mullingar</em>, <em>Doubt: A Parable</em>&nbsp;- for stage, the title shortened to <em>Doubt</em> when it was adapted to film.</p><p>His new play, <em>The Danish Widow</em>, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94975 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/whale-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Samuel D. Hunter’s award-winning and critically acclaimed new play, <em>The Whale</em>, opens tonight at The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Fall, NY last night as part of <a href="http://www.atfestival.org/the-whale/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s</a> 2014 season. The production is directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven.</p><p>Charlie, a 600-lb man is slowly eating himself to an early grave. His caretaker and friend, Liz, has been trying to get Charlie to see a doctor for years, to no avail. Charlie teaches online writing courses from his Idaho apartment; his weight keeps him isolated from the physical world outside. His daughter, Ellie, a teenager who’s pushing against the adults in her life, suddenly shows up at his door. So does Elder Thomas, a young Mormon on his two-year mission. Charlie deals with more than weight issues; issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present.</p><p>We are joined now by two actors from the production, Timothy Carter who plays Charlie and Brenny Rabine who plays Liz.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94644 at http://wamc.org "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/your-arms-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>In Your Arms</em> is a new play with love-themed vignettes written by Douglas Carter Bean, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage and Alfred Urhy.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of <em>Newsies</em> and <em>South Pacific</em>, and composer Stephen Flaherty (<em>Ragtime</em>, <em>Once on This Island</em>) bring the vignettes to life through music and dance - using the stories penned by the playwrights but not their words.</p><p><em>In Your Arms</em> is the second Mainstage show of this summer’s New York Stage and Film <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli joins us.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94619 at http://wamc.org "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse Berkshire Playwright's Lab Presents Jane Anderson's "Mother Of The Maid" On 7/2 http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-playwrights-lab-presents-jane-andersons-mother-maid-72 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org/">Berkshire Playwrights Lab</a> provides an opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to find a secure berth where they can develop new work and/or explore new avenues of creativity. Founded by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, Bob Jaffe, and Matthew Penn, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab is the area’s only theater dedicated exclusively to encouraging, developing, and presenting new plays.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93764 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Playwright's Lab Presents Jane Anderson's "Mother Of The Maid" On 7/2 Berkshire Theatre Group Presents: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-theatre-group-presents-mystery-irma-vep-penny-dreadful <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Named one of the best plays of the 20th Century by the New York Times and Time Magazine, <em>The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful</em> is currently running on <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">The Berkshire Theatre Group’s </a>Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA.</p><p>Aaron Mark directs Charles Ludlam’s campy comedy for BTG - which tells the tale of Lady Enid and Lord Edgar who arrive one stormy night at a haunted and dreary estate to investigate the sudden disappearance of Irma Vep. Sidesplitting antics and mysteries unfold as the two journey from the London manor to the ancient pyramids in Egypt with vampires, werewolves, mummies and more in tow in this satire of Victorian melodrama, Gothic horror and classic films.</p><p>Broadway Actor, <a href="http://www.bill-bowers.com/">Bill Bowers </a>and Tony Award-nominated, Tom Hewitt take on eight characters in this classic romp of a gothic spoof.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93610 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Theatre Group Presents: The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes Of Wrath" At The Ghent Playhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-steinbeck-s-grapes-wrath-ghent-playhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ghentplayhouse.org/">The Ghent Playhouse</a> will present John Steinbeck’s <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em>, the classic saga of displaced heartland Americans during the Dust Bowl Depression. Performances dates are May 23-25, May 30-June 1 and June 6-8. The novel was adapted for the stage by Frank Galati and the Steppenwolff Theater Company. This production is being directed by Joe Phillips.</p><p>Renowned first as a novel, and then as a prize-winning motion picture, the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to most. The American classic celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year.</p><p>Here to tell us about the Ghent Playhouse production are the director, Joe Phillips, actor Kevin Barhydt who plays Tom Joad, and Judy Staber, Board member and PR handler for The Ghent Playhouse.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 90851 at http://wamc.org John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes Of Wrath" At The Ghent Playhouse "The God Game" At CapRep http://wamc.org/post/god-game-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>The God Game</em>, a play by Suzanne Bradbeer, is having its World Premiere at <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY.</p><p>The play was included in the inaugural NEXT ACT! New Play Summit in 2012. NEXT ACT!, a joint venture between Proctors and Capital Rep, is a three-day festival with the mission of discovering fresh, exciting dramatic and musical properties, and nurturing both new and established playwrights.</p><p><em>The God Game</em> is about religion and politics - the two topics to avoid in polite conversation. In the play, Tom and Lisa and Matt have known each other for years, through thick and thin - but the news Matt brings on an August anniversary afternoon in Richmond, Virginia could change all of their lives forever.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89878 at http://wamc.org "The God Game" At CapRep Stephen Brackett, Director Of Hit Comedy "Buyer & Cellar" http://wamc.org/post/stephen-brackett-director-hit-comedy-buyer-cellar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her 2010 book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">My Passion for Design</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Barbra </span>Streisand<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> revealed that her three acre estate in Malibu features a mill house with a water wheel, a cottage, a mansion and a giant U-shaped barn with a silo - in the basement of which, she has built a cobblestone-paved street lined with shops. There is a mall in her basement - and the stores are used as storage, museum-like display of the things she owns. There is an Antique Shop, an Antique Clothes Shop, Bee's Doll Shop, and a Sweet Shop which boasts a frozen yogurt machine.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.buyerandcellar.com/"><em>Buyer &amp; Cellar</em></a> - a play by Jonathan Tolins currently running at The Barrow Street Theatre in New York City - is set primarily in this bizarre wonderland of personal extravagance. In the one man show, underemployed LA Actor, Alex (portrayed through March 16th by Michael Urie), is hired to role-play a salesperson with Ms. Streisand.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85105 at http://wamc.org Stephen Brackett, Director Of Hit Comedy "Buyer & Cellar"