Of the two, "The Stone Witch" is both more ambitious and more flawed.
I've fallen into a dating rut and I can't get up.
Also, my jokes are from the '80s and terrible. But seriously, I've been so uninspired to even remotely try to meet guys or to go on dates, and it's getting boring. I know you want some juicy dating stories, and I'm not delivering. But they suggest I start sending myself on these #Smitten Challenge dares to break out of the romantic stagnation.
Hey cutie, is that Cupid's arrow in your bow, or — no?
I really want to strike up a conversation, but my breath smells like blood.4.
Two new 90-minute, one-act plays with contemporary settings and starring famous TV and film actors received world premieres on Saturday in the Berkshires: Shem Bitterman's "The Stone Witch," with Judd Hirsch ("Taxi," "Ordinary People," the new "Independence Day: Resurgence") at Berkshire Theatre Group in Stockbridge, and Boo Killbrew's "Romance Novels for Dummies" with Justin Long (more than 60 movies, the Mac-vs.-PC commercials) at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown.
Though vastly different, and with only one common theme, the value of a story having a happy ending, when considered together they illustrate informative aspects of the process of developing new work.
Of larger concern is what Bitterman chooses to dramatize and what he simply lets the characters talk about.
Hirsch plays Simon, a reclusive, cranky, brilliantly gifted author and illustrator — or, as he prefers, "picture-maker" — of children's books.
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