- Treasure at Tanglewood: Saturday morning talks and rehearsals a welcome opportunity to enjoy and learn
- Captivating production of Kiss Me, Kate now on stage at Barrington Stage Company
- It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a holiday delight at Shakespeare & Company
- Mark St. Germain’s new play about Fitzgerald and Hemingway makes for a gripping evening of theater
- Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra offers a stellar performance on a perfect Sunday afternoon
Daily Archives: July 4, 2011
Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck
[STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.]—Michael Weller’s Moonchildren follows a group of college students through their last bittersweet year of school, all the more poignant for taking place in 1965 and 1966, in the shadow of the war in Vietnam. The Berkshire Theatre Festival production, featuring Karen Allen’s deft direction of a fine cast, runs in the Unicorn Theatre through July 16.
The entire play unfolds in the one large space that serves the roommates as living room, dining area, and kitchen. The apartment, from the dingy, faded-beyond-recognition wallpaper to the outdated (even for 1965) refrigerator to the worn beige settee draped in the ubiquitous Indian-print bedspread of the sixties, is eerily familiar; how many of us lived in very similar digs in our college years? Most, judging by the murmurs of recognition from the audience.