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What you need to know for 01/18/2018



Gazette theater writer Carol King's picks for this summer. At left the cast of Mac-Haydn Theater's p

Mac-Haydn Theater in Chatham is presenting “Nunsense,” that saucy, silly musical comedy about a bunch of saucy, silly nuns. For some of us, the show takes us back to our school days. For others it is just a flurry of “divine” theatrical fun. Through June 3.

Shakespeare & Company is offering their version of “King Lear” in the Founders’ Theater in Lenox, Mass. I have found the company to be woefully inconsistent in their productions, but I would give this seldom-seen Shakespeare tragedy a chance. It could be wonderful. June 16-Aug. 19.

Lake George Dinner Theatre is always an excellent bet. Their website provides a brief description of this year’s comedy, “The Love List.” I don’t know the show, but I can tell you I don’t like to miss that most valued summertime experience. July 12-Oct. 20.

Williamstown Theatre Festival is presenting “The Elephant Man” on the Nikos Stage. This intimate little theater is an excellent venue for the powerfully written drama about Joseph Merrick, a man disfigured by disease, treated as a “freak” by an ignorant and clamoring public, and finally delivered from his misery by a humane doctor. July 25-Aug. 5.

C-R Productions in Cohoes showing that time-honored musical “Guys and Dolls.” Costumes are always spectacular at C-R and the show rarely disappoints. Go and enjoy “Runyonland” for a couple of joyous summer hours. Aug. 2-12.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is being produced by The Theater Barn in New Lebanon. This “Roman” farce is always fun. The opening number, “Comedy Tonight,” is worth the price of a ticket. Aug. 23-Sept. 2.

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