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Every Night It’s The Same Characters, Different Play

Theater: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

‘Every Brilliant Thing” is more than a play: It’s a gambit that no one knows for certain will work. Or how.

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An Anniversary, A World Premiere

Theater: ‘Some Old Black Man’

This year marks two milestones for Berkshire Playwrights Lab. The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and it will debut the world premiere of its first full production — “Some Old Black Man” — in its new home at Saint James Place in Great Barrington for a three-week run Aug. 12 to 27.

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It Is Supercalifragilisticex...

There’s a general “feel good” quality to the children’s stories written in the 1930s by P.L. Travers surrounding the magical nanny, Mary Poppins. From the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke to the 2004 adaptation for the musical stage, the allure of the story and its messages have continued through the years.

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Pugh’s Performance Shines Amid Violence

William Oldroyd’s first feature film, “Lady Macbeth,” is beautiful, grim, shocking, sexy and brought to life by an astonishing lead performance from Florence Pugh, who is the real thing: an actress becoming a star before our eyes.

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Two Superb Plays

Theater: 'At Home at the Zoo'

Edward Albee was only 32 in 1960 when he stunned New York audiences with “Zoo Story,” the play that established him as a playwright who plumbed the feral, animalistic impulses lying within humans. Forty-one years later he wrote “Homelife,” a prequel to “Zoo Story” that gives Peter, the character who appears in both plays, a back story.

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Fresh, Funny And Delightful

Theater: ‘Cymbeline’

Tina Packer’s production of “Cymbeline,” one of Shakespeare’s late plays, has a valedictory quality about it. In the 40 years since she founded Shakespeare & Company, she has directed all of Shakespeare’s plays except “Cymbeline.” Soon to be 79 years old, Packer has saved this strange, theatrical hodgepodge for last.

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Grumbling Gryphons Hosts Theater Camp, Two Plays

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Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theater, a nonprofit organization that is celebrating its 37th year, will once again host its annual theater arts camp for children ages 6 to 16 at Cornwall Town Hall from July 30 to Aug. 6.
“This camp is a tradition,” said Artistic Director Leslie Elias. “Students come from all over. We’re like a family, but we always welcome new people.”

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A Radio DJ Shares His Love Of Jazz

Theater: ‘The Holler Sessions’

A tiny stage at the intimate Ancram Opera House has been meticulously transformed into a tight, cramped, messy studio.
Photos, bulletin boards, newspaper clippings and colorful Post-it notes are plastered all over the walls. Boxes are piled high next to filing cabinets.

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Young Actors Bring Joy To Playhouse

Theater: ‘Footloose’

Happiness and fun arrived at Sharon Playhouse last weekend. The Main Stage patio was jammed with excited parents, family, friends and longtime Playhouse supporters ready to enjoy musical theater after two experimental productions in the small Bok Gallery.

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No Blood, No Gore, Just Campy ’50s Fun

Theater: ‘Zombie Prom’

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of “Zombie Prom,” a rock ’n’ roll musical set in the 1950s. 
The show had a short life Off-Broadway in the early 1990s, and Matt Austin — the director of the current production at TheatreWorks New Milford — stumbled upon the original cast recording as a kid. He became obsessed with “Zombie Prom” and has always wanted to direct it. His wish has come true in this cozy theater, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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