Proof

Proof, David Auburn’s prize winning play, opens at Oldcastle Theatre Friday, August 31 and runs through September 9. The play focuses on the daughter of a recently deceased mathematician who developed a proof that will change mathematical thinking. The play goes back and forth in time and raises intriguing issues about the nature of creativity.

Bob and I talked about the play with three of the four actors in the play who discussed the challenges of this particular play as well as the challenges of being actors.

Click below to listen to the discussion

Discussion of Proof with the actors

There are matinees as well as  evening performances. Check the Oldcastle website for details.

Oldcastle website

Some rehearsal pictures

 

Talley Beth Gale

Halley Cianfarni
Ethan James Botwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie

The Mac-Haydn Theatre is ending its season with a production of Annie which will run through September 2. This is an outstanding conclusion to an outstanding  50th Anniversary season. The musical score is filled with great songs.  Most people will remember Tomorrow,  but Easy StreetIt’s The Hard Luck Life,  Little Girls, and N.Y.C . are also great and that is just the first act. Whether you have seen a stage production, or one of the movies or the television show. there is something special seeing it on the Mac-Haydn arena stage where the audience surrounds the fourteen little girls that drive Miss Hannigan crazy and the chorus comes singing down the aisles.

On opening night Bob and I had the pleasure of  talking with George Dvorsky who plays Daddy Warbucks, Corrine Tork who plays Grace Farrell, and Gabe Belyeu who plays FDR.

Listen to our discussion by clicking below

Annie discussion with the actors

Then go to The Mac-Haydn website to order tickets before all the shows are sold out

The Mac-Haydn Theatre website

Read what the critics have to say

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association

Williamstown Theatre Box Office Manager

               William Haltiwanger

Theatregoers either call the theatre or go online to order tickets.  The theartregoers may have heard about a play from their friends, seen an ad for it, or read a review. Others who want to save money and get their preferred seats might become subscribers before the season opens. However, they choose, when the special night or afternoon comes, an usher scans their tickets, another gives them their program and another shows them to their seats. All of this runs smoothly because of the skill of the Box Office Manager. Bob and I were fortunate  to interview William Haltiwanger, The Williamstown Theatre Festival Box Office Manager to find out how it all works.

Interview with William Haltiwanger

Williamstown Theatre Festival website

 

The Fourth Wall

Oldcastle Theate Company is presenting A. R. Gurney’s unique  comedy with music The Fourth Wall through August 19. Gurney wrote  delightful and inventive plays, many of which Oldcastle has presented over the years since 1976, when they toured their first Gurney production, Who Killed Richard Cory?  Bob and I went to the packed opening night of The Fourth Wall. Our discussion of this most enjoyable   play is below. Just click to hear it.

Discussion of The Fourth Wall

Click below to order tickets and find our about the theatre’s other events

Oldcastle Theatre website

As usual on opening night Mike Cutler from CAT TV interviewed some of those connected with the production. Click below for to watch that.

CAT TV interviews

 

 

A Doll’s House Part 2 Weston

 A Doll’s House Part 2  is playing at the Walker Farm Theatre at the Weston Playhouse through August 26. This sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was a hit on Broadway and is being performed throughout the country this summer. The issues that the original play raised which are further explored in this sequel by Lucas Hnath are absorbing and entertaining. Bob and I  have been talking about them a great deal.

Click below to hear our discussion

Discussion of A Doll’s House Part 2 Weston

Click below for the Weston Playhouse web site

Weston Playhouse

 

Pride and Prejudice

The Dorset Theatre Festival is presenting Pride and Prejudice from August 9-25. This version  by Kate Hamill adapts the Jane Austen book into what some have called a post-modern play. Talking with Jessica Frey (Lizzie) and Dave Quay (Mr. Darcy) made us eager to see this interpretation.  It sounds as if it will be a delightful evening in the theatre, particularly with these actors,

Click below to listen to them

Pride and Prejudice Interview

Then click on the theatre’s website to order tickets and find out about their other events.

Dorset Theatre Festival

You might also be interested in the actors’ websites. Click on their names below.

Jessica Frey

 

 

Dave Quay

 

 

 

 

Here is a picture of the cast and some rehearsal pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Sisters

The Living Room Theatre is presenting Lucy Caldwell’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters in The Carriage Barn at the Park McCullough House in North Bennington, VT  to August 18, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Matinees Sunday at 2 pm August 5 and 11. The play is set in Belfast in the 1990s at the end of the “troubles”.

In its seventh season, Living Room Theatre is an unique company. It presents one or two plays in the summer. The cast works and lives together with the producers and co-founders Randolyn Zinn and Allen McCullough. Their first production of The Seagull actually took place in the couple’s garden and living room. Since then, they have done a variety of classic and new plays. This play is a combination – a new version of a classic play.

Bob and I had the pleasure of interviewing the cast in the Barn where the play is performed the day after we had enjoyed the performance.

Click below to listen to it

Interview with Living Room Theatre

Then go to their website and order tickets.

 Living Room Theatre Website