2 world premieres at Barrington Stage Co.
The Best of Enemies – Durham, North Carolina, 1971. C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, is pitted against African-American Civil Rights worker Ann Atwater in a fight over desegregation in the schools. By Mark St. Germain; Inspired by The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davids – A World Premiere play based on a true story, Directed by Julianne Boyd; July 21 – August 6, 2011 – BSC Mainstage.
Mormons, Mothers and Monsters – A quirky new comedy about a boy and his Mormon mother who smile their way through three shattering divorces. As he grows, the boy hides under the bed sheets, prays fervently and tries to figure out just who is responsible for his crappy, crappy life. July 14, 2011 – July 31, 2011 – BSC Stage2.
Crime and Punishment at Chester Theatre Company
Chester Theatre Company will presents Crime and Punishment, Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus’s adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel. Performances run July 20-31, Weds-Sun at 8pm with matinees Thurs and Sun at 2pm. Chester Theatre Company 2011 schedule details. Chester Theatre Company 2011 schedule details.
Dance company from Cuba at Jacob’s Pillow
At Jacob’s Pillow is MalSon, choreographed by Susana Pous with music by X Alfonso, a renowned Afro-fusion composer. Cuba’s bustling streets, colorful cityscapes, and blue sea are projected in film vignettes that ultimately partner with the dancers’ high-energy movement. Ted Shawn Theatre; Wednesday, July 13 through Saturday, July 16 at 8pm; Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 2pm. Jacob’s Pillow 2011 schedule and ticket details.
The Making of Mormons, Mothers And Monsters at Barrington Stage Co.
BSC STAGE 2 – Friday, July 22 at 4pm – Join Will Aronson and Sam Salmond creative team of Mormons, Mothers And Monsters a BSC Musical Theatre Lab world premiere to learn how a musical about a devout (yet increasingly curious) Mormon boy makes its way from page to stage. Moderated by Musical Theatre Lab Artistic Producer and BSC Artistic Associate William Finn.
While all “Conversations with…” events are free, reservations are highly recommended. To make a reservation call the Box Office at 413-236-8888. All seating is general admission. BSC Stage 2, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Barrington Stage Co. 2011 schedule details.
Free performances of The Comedy of Errors at Williamstown Theatre Festival
The Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) presents William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors outdoors at Poker Flats Field (45 Stetson Road, Williamstown). Performances begin July 13th, 2011 and continue through July 22nd, 2011, with an opening night on July 15th, 2011. Williamstown Theatre Festival 2011 schedule details.