In the Pulitzer Prizewinning play, a middle-aged couple are picnicking on a deserted stretch of beach when two lizards leave the ocean depths and consider trying to live on shore …SEE EVENT
In an old New England clapboard hall at the center of Stockbridge, a man is fighting to keep his integrity and run an election campaign. He is an agile, wiry Italian American with a colossal presence and, on this stage, a deep young voice.
With classics like Fiorello and contemporary work, Berkshire Theatre Group merges two historic theaters — one of the county’s oldest continuously running performance companies, the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, and the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, built in 1903 and re-opened in 2006.
Their theatre centers in Stockbridge at two neighborning stages — the Fitzpatrick, designed in 1928 by Stanford White, and the red barn frame of the Unicorn. Their seasons here stretch back to the 1920s and 1930s with classics and comedies — George Bernard Shaw, P.G. Wodehouse, Daphne DuMaurier.
Today they combine well-known with new work — and sometimes with a broad reach. their revival of Children of Lesser God reached Broadway in spring 2018.
The Colonial acts as a concert hall year-round, offering comedy and music, folk, rock and jazz, and in the summer and fall it becomes a third stage in BTG’s main theater season, which extends into the winter with a community revival of A Christmas Carol every year.