For the past seven years Barrington Stage has presented ten ten minute plays to cheer up everyone during the winter. Six actors play all the parts in the plays in different combinations. This year all ten plays are comedies. Five are directed by the Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd and five are directed by Matthew Penn, who has directed television, film and stage productions. He is an Emmy nominated director who directs at a number of regional theatres including Shakespeare and Company, The Berkshire Playwrights Lab as well as at Barrington Stage.
There is only one more week of performances after this week. Since the first two weeks have been sold out, we recommended you call for tickets as quickly as you can ( the box office at 413-236-8888). Bob and I talk about the plays in the discussion below, sharing our favorite moments as well as the interesting history of the ten minute play. Besides enjoying the play, we are always impressed by the versatility of the actors as they shift from role to role.