Silverthorne Theater Presents Reading of “Testimonies” at the LAVA Center

Testimoniesby Ellen W. Kaplandirected by Hilary DennisNovember 18, 20217:30 p.m. The LAVA Center324, Main Street, Greenfield, MA Testimonies is based on interviews with Ezidi (Yezidi) women in camps in Northern Iraq, in 2019. The Ezidi are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority who trace their roots back to ancient Mesopotamia. They practice a…

Shakespeare & Company Presents a Costumed Reading of “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley”

This holiday season, Shakespeare & Company presents a lively, costumed reading of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley. Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Ariel Bock, the play features the many familiar characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as well as some new faces. A companion to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – the first Jane…

“Bennington in WWII: Women and Men Who Served” at BPAC

The Bennington Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Bennington Performing Arts Center (BPAC) will co-sponsor “Bennington in WWII: Women and Men who Served” on Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 pm. The event will be staged at BPAC and will feature four readers including Tony Marro, who will…

Silverthorne Theater’s 2021 Play Reading Series Wraps Up in November

Greenfield – Two powerful plays by playwright Ellen W. Kaplan round out the Silverthorne Theater Company‘s 2021 Theater Thursday play reading series: Someone Is Sure to Come (November 11) and Testimonies(November 18). Both readings begin at 7:30 pm and are free to the public. The live readings take place in The LAVA Center at 324 Main…

Local Teens Address Universal Issues with “Podcasts 2.0” Premiere

Valley Playwright Mentoring (VPM) is a Piti Theatre program for teenagers where participants develop podcasts based on stories from their lives. On Sunday, October 24 at 6 pm, the teens will present their 2nd batch of “radio plays” via Zoom followed by Q&A. Scenes address topics like COVID-19, family conflict, aging,…

Ancram Opera House Presents Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate

A special edition of short stories, read by actors, for Halloween eve! Ancram Opera House presents Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate, the local outpost of the New York City reading series showcasing the poetry, fiction, personal essays and creative non-fiction of established and emerging writers from the Hudson Valley. The series…

Pauline Productions Presents “Whispering Bones”

Pauline Productions presents WHISPERING BONES An evening of ghost stories SATURDAY OCT 23 7:00 pm Featuring storytellers from upstate New York, Vermont, and Ashfield! The show is now in its 11th incarnation and second time at Pauline Productions in Ashfield. Each year, Kelvin Karaga puts together a fun evening of…

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