North Adams/Cheshire— The Nutshell Playhouse announces a duo of north county shows. The season continues on Thursday, July 13th at 1:30 p.m. and Friday, July 14th at 10 a.m. with “SpyJinks!, a fantasy-filled show featuring comedy, puppets, mime, dance and live music.

In “SpyJinks!”, three intrepid spies and a parrot named Taco are on their very first mission. They must rescue the beautiful Jolandalinda who has been kidnapped and hidden on the Island of Very Bad Luck. Follow their adventures as they sink up to their belly buttons in quicksand, get unexpected help from a local llama, defy gravity, and a lot more silliness. Will they succeed? There’s only one way to find out! Come to the show!

The Nutshell Playhouses 2023 summer season continues on Thursday, July 13th at 1:30 p.m. at the North Adams Public Library on Church Street in North Adams. The North Adams Public Library is a welcoming haven for all, connecting our community to each other and the world. The library empowers individuals and families, providing equitable access to information, education, and entertainment with a vision of creating a trusted space working to enhance our community’s sense of wellbeing, safety, and inclusivity. The library offers youth programs such as the “Find Your Voice” Summer Reading Program and a weekly “Toddler Time”. 

The very next day, there is another opportunity to see the show on Friday, July 14th at 10 a.m. at the Cheshire Youth Center on Church Street in Cheshire. The Cheshire Youth Center provides community-based educational, recreational, and social activities in a safe, supportive environment with a goal to ensure that young people grow up to be productive citizens by using the foremost youth development best practices.

Both the North Adams Public Library and the Cheshire Youth Center performance are FREE for all families, and to celebrate the new season, the Nutshell Playhouse is giving away a FREE toy to the first 50 attendees of the season!

Performed by Berkshire County actors Stefanie Weber, Johnny Segalla, and Mark Hohlstein with live music by composer/director Don Jordan, “SpyJinks!” is appropriate for children and adults of all ages, although kids ages 3-10 will particularly enjoy the show.

Nutshell Playhouse is a troupe of distinctive artists dedicated to bringing the magic of innovative and exciting live performance to family audiences. Nutshell Playhouse creates music for children of all ages and abilities that appeals to parents and accompanying adults, providing a delightful and memorable experience the whole family can share.

Don Jordan taught and performed with Teatro Studio and I Gesti di Roma throughout Europe for fifteen years before being invited to perform with Mummenschanz on Broadway. He served as Artistic Director of the Pickle Family Circus. He’s shared his skills as an adjunct faculty member of Smith College, Berkshire Community College, Shakespeare and Company, Barnard College and the Juilliard School. Don’s vast experiences are a gift to his young audiences and have shaped the interactive nature of the performances crafted by the Nutshell Playhouse ensemble today.

The interactive performances are on Thursday, July 13th at 1:30 p.m. at the North Adams Public Library on Church Street in North Adams and again on Friday, July 14th at 10 a.m.. at the Cheshire Youth Center on Church Street in Cheshire. The shows run 55 minutes with no intermission. This is a FREE family event!  For more information, visit Nutshell Playhouse online. For videos and music, visit Nutshell Playhouse on YouTube

The Nutshell Playhouse 2023 Summer Season Sponsor is the Berkshire’s own indoor playground, Ready Set Play. To learn more, visit Ready Set Play online.

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