albany, New York
July 6, 2003
Since we had never been at the place where the play was being held, we decided to drive there and see where the available seats were located (before the play began). Since we had a choice of seats in the back of orchestra section or third row in the balcony, the ticket seller suggested that the balcony would be best. After buying the tickets, we used our half hour wait by enjoying the sunshine in the outdoor café setting and sipping some beers!
When the ushers signaled it was time to go in the theater, we went up the stairs to the balcony. Very nice seats! The place even provided thick seat cushions to provide extra lift for short people. Imagine our surprise when two co-workers arrived and were seated in the same row. They also decided at the last minute to see the play!
The play was great. The building itself was charming. The set decoration for the play was very professional. The actors were warm, friendly, and quite good. In addition, best of all, we laughed and laughed. Yes, the play was similar to plays by Neil Simon, but now I will look to see if Carl Reiner has other plays to see!
There are four plays scheduled for the summer for the main stage and we plan to see some of the others. In addition, there are some plays scheduled for the Unicorn Theater, which must be connected.
One note about directions: We did not know exactly how to get there and we ended up getting off the Thruway an exit before I wanted to. However, we found our way ok. Our friends followed the directions on the web and it turned out there was an accident so traffic was backed up. The bottom line is to have a map and be flexible. There are at least three ways to get to the Theater: from the New York Thruway, exit B3 or from the Mass Pike, exit 1 or exit 2!
Click here to find information about all of their plays (and lots of other information about the Berkshire Theater Festival).
From journal A great day in Stockbridge