How Did Critics Review Children of a Lesser God Starring Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff?

The Verdict   How Did Critics Review Children of a Lesser God Starring Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff?
 
Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Mark Medoff’s Tony-winning drama, which is eyeing a future New York run.
Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in <i>Children of a Lesser God</i> at Berkshire Theatre Group
Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in Children of a Lesser God at Berkshire Theatre Group Matthew Murphy

A new production of Mark Medoff’s Tony-winning drama Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, began performances at the Berkshire Theatre Group June 22 for a run through July 22.

The play, which explores the relationship between an unorthodox speech therapist and one of his students—a young deaf woman hesitant to integrate herself into the hearing world—co-stars Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck) as Sarah Norman (a role that won Phyllis Frelich a Tony Award and Marlee Matlin an Oscar) and Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek, Smart People) as James Leeds.

Broadway producer Hal Luftig is attached to the production, which may find a future life beyond its BTG run. In 2014 Luftig announced plans to bring Children of a Lesser God back to Broadway.

Read reviews for the BTG production below. Playbill will continue to update.

Albany Times Union (Steve Barnes)

Berkshire Eagle (Jeffrey Borak)

Berkshire On Stage (Barbara Waldinger)

Off Script (Dan Dwyer)

Westfield News (Mark G. Auerbach)

Open Captioning is scheduled for every performance of Children of a Lesser God. ASL interpreted performances will also be offered on the following dates: July 12 at 2 PM and July 21 at 8 PM.

For tickets, visit BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.

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