Cover Art of the Massachusetts Issue: Multiple cartoons - each in separate boxes - showcasing life in Massachusetts.
Theatre in the Berkshires & Pioneer Valley
The cast of Barrington Stage Company's "A Crossing: A Dance Musical." (Courtesy Daniel Rader)
The cast of Barrington Stage Company's A Crossing: A Dance Musical by Mark St. Germain and Zoe Sarnak. Photo by Daniel Rader.

Unless you happen to be from Western Massachusetts, you’ve traveled extensively, or you’re freakishly good at geography trivia, you’re probably wondering where exactly the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley are. That is, if you’re reading this article at all. And if you’re not, I’ll assume you’re wondering about other things. I’m going to go with space exploration.

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Eric Sanders

’ many plays include Maybe, Probably; Reservoir; and The Heliopause. His writing has been produced and developed at theatres including the Goodman Theatre, New Group, Primary Stages, Theatre503 (London), Theatre89 (Berlin), and Victory Gardens Theatre (Chicago). He is a Lark Playwrights Fellow and teaches at Hampshire College.