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Oh Nasty, Funny Hollywood

Theater: 'Four Dogs and a Bone'
leong@lakevillejournal.com
Deanne Halper, as the would-be ingenue Collette, terrorizes Victor, the screenwriter, played by Michael J. Foster. Photo by Enrico Spada

Berkshire Actors Theatre, a new group in Pittsfield, MA, has launched itself like a rocket with a terrific production of “Four Dogs and a Bone,” John Patrick Shanley’s acerbic look at Hollywood filmmaking and the self-centered, grasping, needy people behind it.

Really more sketch than fully fashioned play, “Dogs” doubtless recalls Shanley’s unhappy experience directing “Joe and the Volcano,” a film flop based on his own screenplay. (He had several years earlier won an Oscar for his “Moonstruck” screenplay.)

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