Actor-turned-director Karen Allen is well known for being a cast member in the original, 1983 off-Broadway production of "Extremities," about a young woman who is raped in her own home. This year, Allen is directing the play for the Berkshire Theatre Group.

She spoke to WGBH from Edith Wharton's estate in the Berkshires.

On how her play "Extremities" holds up more than 30 years later:

On being an actor-turned-director:

Presented by the Berkshire Theatre Festival, "Extremities" runs through July 27 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.