Closing out its summer-long season at The Berkshires in Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company returns to the subject of its 1993 hit Virginia with a new one-woman show, A Room of One's Own Sept. 1-6.
A Room of One's Own is adapted by Patrick Garland from Virginia Woolf's infamous 1929 essay, where the writer informs a group of women's collage students that, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." The adaptation focuses on how Woolf came to develop her opinions on women in literature and her difficulties in facing the prejudices of her times.
Woolf is the writer of numerous books, including Orlando, Mrs. Calloway, Jacob's Room, and To the Lighthouse. After a mental breakdown in 1941, Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in the River Ous.
Tod Randolph, will take her second turn as Woolf, having played the author in The Company's aforementioned production of Virginia.
A Room of One's Own plays a limited run at Shakespeare & Company's Wharton Theatre, Sept. 1-6. For tickets or more information, call (413) 637-3353. -- By Sean McGrath