Barrington Stage Company’s 2015 summer season schedule lists the following plays Butler, Man of La Mancha, Shining City, Shrek The Musical, His Girl Friday. BSC productions take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage; their Youth Theatre venue is the Berkshire Museum on nearby South Street.
BSC St. Germain Stage – Butler – May 14 – June 13, 2015
- by Richard Strand
- Directed by Joe Discher
- May 14 – June 13, 2015
Butler is based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves. Set at the beginning of the Civil War, it follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.
Barrington Stage Company Main Stage – Man of La Mancha – June 10 – July 11, 2015
- by Dale Wasserman
- music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion
- directed by Julianne Boyd
- June 10 – July 11, 2015
Man of La Mancha is based on Cervantes’ 17th century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sallies forth to restore order in the world and reclaim his lady love. Man of La Mancha premiered at Goodspeed Musicals and opened at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, November 22, 1965, where it ran for 2,328 performances.
BSC St. Germain Stage – Shining City – June 18 – July 11, 2015
- by Conor McPherson
- Directed by Christopher Innvar
- June 18 – July 11, 2015
A Dubliner seeks help from a counselor after claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. As their sessions unfold, secrets are exposed in this thriller where a simple tale turns out to be anything but.
BSC Youth Theatre at Berkshire Museum – Shrek The Musical – July 22 – August 9, 2015
Barrington Stage Company’s Youth Theatre summer 2015 production will be the Tony-nominated musical Shrek The Musical TYA, to be presented July 22 – August 9 at Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA. Christine O’Grady will direct and choreograph.
Barrington Stage Company Main Stage – His Girl Friday – August 6-30, 2015
- adapted by John Guare
- Directed by Julianne Boyd
- August 6-30, 2015
His Girl Friday is adapted by John Guare from The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. In Guare’s adaptation, the play takes place in 1939, the day before war breaks out in Europe, which adds a political framework to the otherwise antic proceedings.
Barrington Stage Company box office and ticket info.
Single tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10am. Reservations for groups of 15 or more may be arranged by contacting Group Sales at 413-997-6118. For information on shows, passes and tickets call 413-236-8888.
- Mainstage: 30 Union Street
- BSC St. Germain Stage: 36 Linden Street (Pittsfield VFW)
- Box Office: 413-236-8888
- Website: barringtonstage.org