Williamstown Theatre Festival

‘And No More Shall We Part’

A gas lamp. A cold night in sleeping bags. A pop song. What would you remember in your last hour alive? Australian playwright Tom Holloway sets two people on that outer edge in “And No More Shall We Part” at Williamstown Theatre Festival, through Aug. 21. Pam and Don are middle-class couple living outside Hartford…

Defining an ‘American Daughter’

A woman crumbles a cranberry muffin into the Potomac, thinking I want God to know me. Judith Kaufman is an oncologist, a black Jewish woman celebrating Tashlich, the festival of regrets. Across the city, her oldest friend has just been tapped to become the first woman Surgeon General. Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes has a chance to take…

New work on stage

This summer is rich in premieres at Berkshire theaters — new work developed here, often commissioned here and in full production here for the first time — and contemporary plays, recent if not new. I got to talk with artistic directors for Berkshire Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival earlier this summer for a story in Berkshire Magazine before many of the shows were in rehearsal, and meet a playwright at Shakespeare & Company.

In the featured photo, Tamara Tunie and Michael Hayden hold onto each other in ‘American Son,’ which premiered at Barrington Stage Company in June and July. Photo by Scott Barrow, courtesy of Barrington Stage Company

Myths wake in the hills

‘Orpheus in the Berkshires’ has brought magic to the mountains and local and Williamstown Theatre Festival actors together on stage in WTF’s annual free performance — this year in a new work by Obie awardwinning playwright Lucy Thurber.

‘Cost of Living’ — spare honesty at WTF

Eddie Torres is sitting in a Brooklyn bar, nursing a seltzer and nothing else — not now. He is a trucker from Bayonne, N.J., looking around at the hipsters in their designer rubber boots, and he is trying to buy a drink for the one man who looked at him when he came in. He…