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Beginnings of the Berkshire Theatre

The Berkshire Playhouse Blossoms As we head into the ninetieth year of production, it is important to remember the storied beginnings of Berkshire Theatre Festival.  Eva Le Gallienne was integral … Read On

The First Era: The Berkshire Playhouse

(L to R): Alexander Kirkland, Donald Meek, and F. Cowles Strickland in rehearsal for Rip Van Winkle, 1929. The first directors of The Berkshire Playhouse were recruited by Walter L. … Read On

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