Summer Previews 2022

Page 1

SUMMER

PREVIEWS 2022 MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY EVENTS

YOUR GUIDE TO CULTURE & MORE IN THE BERKSHIRES



Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 1

Saratoga Performing ArtsCenter 2O22 SEASON

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival June 25+26 New York City Ballet July 12−16 The Philadelphia Orchestra July 27−August 13 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center June 12−August 21 Visit spac.org for tickets

ILLUSTRATION BY KATE DEHLER 2022


2 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

FEATURING over

20 of George Rickey’s sculptures spread across the historic gardens and interior of Naumkeag.

Full programming available at

thetrustees.org/naumkeag


Summer Previews 2022 | 3

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Table of Contents Scenic views abound in the Berkshires

4

Expanded Ashuwilliticook Rail Trail offers opportunities for outdoor enjoyment 5 Barrington Stage Company

6

Berkshire Theatre Group

8

The Clark Art Institute

10

Directory: Farmers Markets

13

Jacob’s Pillow

14

Mass MoCA

16

Norman Rockwell Museum

18

Directory: Outdoors

20

Shakespeare & Company

22

Tanglewood

24

Directory: Music Venues

29

Williamstown Theatre Festival

30

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE BERKSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Calendar of events

33

“ReWritten” co-created and performed by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie, an immersive performance that explores the often-silenced intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville will be at Arrowhead July 22-24 and 29-31.

Summer Previews is a special publication of The Berkshire Eagle.

EDITOR’S NOTE Over the past few months, major travel guides have been telling the world what we already know: The Berkshires are full of great things to do! Most recently, Travel + Leisure magazine touted The Berkshires as having it all — from beautiful hiking trails and lakes to craft brews and cultural hot spots. The article, which also appears on Yahoo! News and other syndication sites, encourages readers to eat their way through Great Barrington, shop at the Lee Outlets, stroll through our museums and hike our mountains. As a lifelong resident of the Berkshires, I know how easy it is to take what we have for granted and to forget how lucky we are to live in a place where the arts intersect with nature in a very special way. There are very few places where world-class cultural institutions are within minutes of breathtaking views and access to hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing and a plethora of other outdoor activities. This summer, we have a lot to celebrate! Jacob’s Pillow is celebrating its 90th anniversary and the reopening of the newly renovated Ted Shawn Theatre. Shakespeare & Company is celebrating its sapphire jubilee — 45 years — and the reopening of the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, which was shuttered

by COVID-19. Similarly, Barrington Stage Company is celebrating the reopening of its St. Germain Stage. Speaking of anniversaries, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, in Sheffield, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and the full return of summer with a line of Cultural Cocktails that can be enjoyed at each of the 15 cultural venues, as well as at participating restaurants and bars around the county. I recently had the pleasure of sipping on a Berkshire Sunset, while watching the sunset during an opening reception for Viewescapes, the George Rickey sculpture show at Naumkeag. It was the most “normal” moment I’ve had in three years. Preparing the 2022 edition of Summer Previews was a little bit of an overwhelming experience, after two years of so few events. At one point, I thought of pinching myself to make sure this wasn't part of a dream. I’m still finding it hard to believe that so many venues are planning full seasons, including Tanglewood, which returns with a 10-week slate of events that includes the return of James Taylor’s Fourth of July performance, as well as a 90th birthday celebration for beloved conductor John Williams and a special tribute to Stephen Sondheim. The return to indoor theater produc-

tions may still require masking, but even if it does, how can you not wear one when it means we’ll be in the spaces where our favorite venues will be able to operate full tilt? There’s no shortage of art, music, theater and dance happening this summer. When you’re not attending an event, we encourage you to head out to dinner at one of our many excellent restaurants. If you’re looking for greener paths, you’ll find a list of five Berkshire hikes with great views, written (and hiked) by Greta Jochem. If you’re looking for a flatter adventure, check out Scott Stafford’s story about the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, which, with a newly opened segment in Pittsfield, stretches 13.7 miles. And, should you want to take a break and put your feet up and read a book, we suggest stopping at a local bookstore before doing so to pick up a book by a Berkshire author. We hope you’ll keep this calendar of events on hand and refer to it every time that feeling that there’s “nothing to do” comes around. A quick flip through our summer guide and you’ll soon have “too many” things to do! Here’s to having “too many” things to do this summer! Jennifer Huberdeau, features editor


4 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Scenic views abound in the Berkshires 5 Berkshire hikes with great views

mile to a vista. From the top, you can see the Cheshire Reservoir and Mount Greylock in the distance. You also might meet an Appalachian Trail “thru-hiker,” someone who is trekking the more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. A good place to park for the hike is at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail parking on Railroad Street, which is about a half-mile from the trailhead.

BY GRETA JOCHEM The Berkshires has no shortage of beautiful hikes. If you’re looking for a good view and up for a bit of a climb, here are a few with spectacular views.

the Peeskawso Peak Trail. A detailed map of Monument Mountain can be found on The Trustees of Reservations website, thetrustees.org.

GRETA JOCHEM — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The view at the top of Pine Cobble.

Pine Cobble Williamstown

GRETA JOCHEM — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The view from Spruce Hill at sunset.

Spruce Hill North Adams A roughly 6-mile round trip hike to Spruce Hill offers views of Mount Greylock, Adams and North Adams. You can access the trail and parking from Route 2, about a mile from the Hairpin Turn driving eastbound (just after the Wigwam and Western Summit cabins). The Hoosac Tunnel runs through the mountain range. Less than a mile into the hike, you’ll also find a scenic view at Sunset Rock. If you go for a sunset hike, just remember to bring a headlamp or flashlight in case you are hiking back in the dark. The trail is uphill at first, and then later levels off as you walk along a ridge. A trail map can be found on the Berkshire Natural Resources Council website, bnrc.org.

Though it is only about a 1.5-mile hike to the summit, the climb is steadily uphill on the Pine Cobble Trail. Parking can be found down Pine Cobble Road not far from its intersection with North Hoosac Road, and the trail starts on the east side of the road. A map can be found on Williamstown Rural Land’s website, rurallands.org.

GRETA JOCHEM — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

A view from near the top of Greylock.

Mount Greylock Adams

GRETA JOCHEM — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The view from Flag Rock.

Flag Rock Great Barrington

GRETA JOCHEM — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

A view from Cheshire Cobble.

Cheshire Cobbles Cheshire Follow the Appalachian Trail at the end of Furnace Hill Road in Cheshire about a

This 3.6 miles round trip hike on the Monument Mountain reservation. The mountain was a sacred site for the Mohican people before they were driven out of their homelands. Flag Rock, an overlook at about 1,400 feet, offers views of the village of Housatonic in Great Barrington. And, as the name suggests, there is an American flag at the top. Parking is off Route 183 where Willow’s Trail, marked in orange, starts. Want a longer hike and another view? You can add in Peeskawso Peak by taking the Cross Over Trail to the Mohican Monument Trail onto

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock towers over Massachusetts as the highest point in the commonwealth and boasts views of 90 miles away on a clear day. There are a few ways to hike to the top, including taking the Cheshire Harbor Trail, which starts at the end of West Mountain Road in Adams, or Bellow’s Pipe, which starts off of Gould Road in Adams. Hiking either of those trails is about a 6-mile round trip. A detailed map can be found on the state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s website. At the grassy, park-like mountaintop, you’ll find Bascom Lodge and the 90-foot tall Veterans War Memorial Tower, which you can climb a spiral staircase to the top, in case the hike to the peak wasn’t enough for you. This is also an accessible view — you can drive up the mountain.


Summer Previews 2022 | 5

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Newly expanded Ashuwillticook Rail Trail offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enjoyment BY SCOTT STAFFORD This summer, the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is likely to host even more hikers and bicyclists, especially from Pittsfield, where a recent extension brought the trail more than a mile south to Crane Avenue. The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, an old railroad line converted into a 10-foot-wide paved trail runs 13.7 miles, through Adams, Cheshire, Lanesborough and Pittsfield. The former Pittsfield and North Adams Railroad opened in 1846 and was abandoned in 1990. The first and second sections of the rail trail opened in 2001 and 2004. The 11.2-mile trail was extended northward in Adams, in May 2017, making it 12.2 miles long. The newest segment, a 1.5mile south extension, from Lanesborough to Pittsfield, opened at the beginning of May, pushing the trail’s length to 13.7 miles. Users of the trail can be seen biking, running, walking, rollerblading, fishing and observing the abundant wild-

life in the area. In the winter, there is also cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Some users have more personal connections to the trail. Brandon Perkins and Crystal Hoffman have a special connection to the part of the trail at the Adams Visitors Center and next to the Hoosic River. “I love the trail — it’s a great spot to hang out with the river and the foliage,” Brandon Perkins said. “It’s why I moved here. It’s also the biggest reason tourists come here. In fact, I proposed to Crystal right here. That’s also why I love it here.” Cheshire Reservoir and the Hoosic River offer outstanding views of the scenery and wildlife. Parking lots, benches and restrooms are available at selected locations along the way. Indeed, on warm weekends, the trail can get pretty busy. Since its first incarnation in 2001, the trail has been wildly popular. Many visitors to Berkshire County use the trail, and others drive there from around the Berkshires and from neighboring towns in New York and Vermont.

SCOTT STAFFORD — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Richard Clapper and Peggy White pose for a photo while taking a break from riding bikes on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams.

SCOTT STAFFORD — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Bike riders head south on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail next to Cheshire Reservoir. There are a number of businesses along the trail that often attract trail users. For example, right next to the trail as it travels through Adams is the Berkshire Scenic Railway, which is essentially a rolling railway museum, which travels a few miles north to North Adams and back to the station in Adams. Also in Adams, the trail runs through downtown Adams at the crossing on Park Street, where there are restaurants and shops. AJ’s Trailside Pub is right next to the trail in Adams, as is the Adam’s Visitors Center. In Cheshire, the trail runs close to Whitney’s Farm Market and along the Cheshire Reservoir, where many trail users can go fishing from the trail or from the lakeshore. There are also informational signs and mile markers. Two friends from Canaan, N.Y., Terese Platten and Darci Frederick ride their bikes on the trail twice a month, if the weather is agreeable. Their favorite stretch of trail is alongside the Cheshire Reservoir.

“It’s just really pretty, and there are lots of people using it there,” Frederick said. While riding they have spotted lots of snapping turtles, geese, bald eagles and beaver dams. Richard Clapper and Peggy White of Peru drive to the trailhead to Cheshire Reservoir and ride the trail once or twice a week to Adams and back. “We usually ride from Cheshire [Reservoir] to here,” Clapper said while resting on a trailside bench in Adams. “There are a lot of water features, and plenty of fascinating species of birds, like the Great Blue Heron. It’s a destination for a lot of people.” They’ve also spotted deer and once saw a bear near Whitney’s. According to Nicholas Russo, senior transportation planner with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, since July 2020, more than 201,000 people have used the trail. It was most popular in August 2021 with 9,600 users counted at the Mall entrance to the trail.


6 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY

A full return to indoor stages This summer, Barrington Stage Company will have eight productions — including four world premieres, the absurdist drama “Waiting for Godot,” classic musicals and a youth theater musical featuring two teen superheroes — split evenly among its two stages, the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and the recently reopened St. Germain Stage. Three of the shows were postponed due to COVID. “We’re really thrilled to be working with the artists we planned to work with years ago, that we’re still very close with them and this is finally the culmination of their many, many years’ efforts,” said BSC Artistic Director and Founder Julianne Boyd in an Eagle interview announcing the season, the last under her direction before she retires at the end of September. Special Events Sunday, May 29: Joshua Henry Up Close; Broadway star Joshua Henry presents an encore performance to celebrate the return of cabaret to the Blatt Center. $60. 8 p.m. St. Germain Stage.

Aug. 11-14: Celebration of Black Voices. Come and join the festivities in a celebration of local Black artists, featuring a kickoff concert with the Brownskin Band, an Adult Talent Show with cash prizes, a Community Gospel Concert and a host of

Barrington Stage Company Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield St. Germain Stage. Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield 413-236-8888, barringtonstageco.org

other events. All events are free and open to the public at Tartell Family Outdoor Stage at the Polish Community Club, 55 Linden St., Pittsfield. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Monday, Aug. 15: Andy Karl and Orfeh: Legally Bound. Together, Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressively long run as one of Broadway’s best couples. The sexy, funny and enormously talented duo will be joined by musical director Steven Jamail and their band for an unforgettable evening of chart-toppers, show-stoppers and high belting. $35-$75. 8 p.m. Boyd-Quinson Stage.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Grace McLean Lives in Concert. This award-winning actor-singer-songwriter will be returning to Barrington Stage to play her acclaimed original music, accompanying herself on her very own looping machine. Grace received a 2021 Jonathan Larson Award, and her musical In the Green earned her a 2020 Richard Rodgers Award. $45. 8 p.m. St. Germain Stage. Monday, Aug. 22: An Evening

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DANIEL RADER

Debra Jo Rupp in a scene from Barrington Stage Co.’s 2021 production of “Boca.”

with the Creators of” Come From Away.” Irene Sankoff and David Hein have earned awards and much acclaim for their work worldwide and are now bringing their music to Barrington Stage, sharing new songs, cut songs and untold stories from “Come

From Away,” and songs from their favorite composers. $45. 8 p.m. St. Germain Stage.

Onstage St. Germain Stage Tickets are $25–59. Preview performance tickets for musicals are $45 and all other previews are $35.

June 2-25: “Andy Warhol in Iran,” by Brent Askari. In 1976 Andy Warhol, the portrait painter of the rich and famous, traveled to Tehran to take Polaroids of the Shah’s wife. While there, Warhol encounters a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil and makes him realize there is a world beyond himself. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 1-23: “ABCD,” a world premiere play by May Treuhaft-Ali and directed by Daniel J. Bryant. At two very different public schools in the same city — an underserved school on the verge of shutdown, and an elite magnet program nearby — pressure to perform well on standardized tests drives students and teachers to compromise their integrity. “ABCD” is a brutal dissection of the inequities in our public school system. When the joys and challenges of learning are reduced to a multiple-choice


Summer Previews 2022 | 7

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 test, is cheating the only option? 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 29-Aug. 13: The Youth Theatre’s world premiere staging of the new musical “The Supadupa Kid,” with book and lyrics by Sukari Jones, music by Joel Waggoner, and direction by NJ Agwuna. Ty Allan Jackson’s book comes alive on stage in this brand new musical featuring one of the first-ever teenage Black superheroes in America! Two free youth tickets (ages 5 and up, under 5 not admitted) available per adult, reservations must be made at time of adult ticket purchase. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m Sunday. Aug. 19-Sept. 4: “Waiting for Godot,” by Samuel Beckett, directed by Joe Calarco. Vladimir and Estragon wait on a deserted country road to meet a person named Godot. Killing time with hat tricks and half-remembered stories, they dawdle through one of the greatest dramas of the 20th century. In Beckett’s absurd, anarchic world, life is vaudeville and tragedy, philosophy and confusion, all seamlessly woven together with the playwright’s masterful blend of poetry and humor. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Boyd-Quinson Mainstage Tickets are $25–85. Preview performance tickets for musicals are $45 and all other previews are $35.

June 16-July 9: “Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show,” directed and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page, conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz. An evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that capture the love, longing and zest for life in the 1920s/30s. Fats Waller’s

music will delight and energize audiences as well as provide wonderful insight into a vibrant time in American history and music. Includes such classics as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big” and “T’aint Nobody’s Business if I Do.” 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. No performance July 4.

July 16-30: “Anna in the Tropics,” by Nilo Cruz and directed by Elena Araoz. In 1929, a handsome lector arrives at one of the last Cuban cigar factories in Tampa to entertain the workers while they hand-roll cigars. But when the lector begins reading “Anna Karenina,” the passionate, frustrated lives of the characters in the book begin to parallel those of the listeners, leading to jealousy, betrayal and sexual awakening. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DANIEL RADER

Allison Blackwell, Alysha Umphress, Mitch Zimmer and Britney Coleman in Barrington Stage Co.’s 2021 production of “Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin.” Me” is a hilarious and candid portrayal of disability and class in present-day America. 7 p.m. Wednesday and

Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

SU

Aug. 6-28: Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s “A Little Night Music,” choreographed by Robert La Fosse, musically directed by Darren R. Cohen and directed by Julianne Boyd. A tangle of love affairs leads to a magical weekend in the country where confusion rules, jealousies flair and sexual passions reign. A romantic comedy of errors! 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday.

July 7-10, 2022 In-person at the Yiddish Book Center. Tickets at yiddishbookcenter.org

Sept. 21-Oct. 9: “All of Me,” a new play by Laura Winters, directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe. Boy meets girl. Boy uses wheelchair, girl uses scooter. Boy and girl use text-to-speech technology to connect to each other and the world around them. Love is holding them together even when the people in their lives want to pull them apart. “All of

ND V IS IT US AY I -F RID N A M AY 10 HER AM ST -4 ! PM

1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 413.256.4900 yiddishbookcenter.org


8 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP

Back indoors with ‘all the bells and whistles that make it all magic’ After two summers of outdoor theater productions, Berkshire Theatre Group is bringing all of its programming indoors. “We had a good time under the tents, but it’s not the same as being indoors, in the theater spaces, with all the bells and whistles that make it all magic,” Berkshire Theatre Group Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire said while announcing the season. Performances will take place at the Colonial and Unicorn theatres, but the 314-seat Fitzpatrick Main Stage will remain dark this summer, allowing for the enhancement of the historic Fitzpatrick Playhouse’s HVAC system. Colonial Concert Series featuring Broadway Luminaries

Legacy Project Premiere Film Screening, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 28: Tony Award

Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson” featuring Tony Award nominee, Charl Brown. $59. 7 p.m.

chrie presents HYPROV with Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci. From the brilliant minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show! Hypnosis and improv, two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between for decades worldwide, come together. Two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience. $60. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 31: “Chita: The

Onstage

nominee Tony Yazbeck. Since his Broadway debut as a newsboy in the 1989 revival of “Gypsy,” quintessential songand-dance man Tony Yazbeck has continued to land coveted roles and garner critical acclaim, including a Tony Award nomination for the leading role in “On the Town” (2014). $50. 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: “Smokey &

Rhythm of My Life” featuring Tony Award winner Chita Rivera. Come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique concert event! The incomparable two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career from “West Side Story,” “Sweet Charity” and “Bye Bye Birdie” to “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “The Visit” and more. $75 and up. 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 4: Colin Mo-

Berkshire Theatre Group 83 Main St., Stockbridge 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatre.org

Colonial Theatre 111 South St., Pittsfield

Special Events

July 1-July 16: “Once the Musical.” Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, “Once” tells the story of a guy who gave up on love and music and the girl who inspired him to dream again. $75-$90, $37.50 teens. $60 previews, July 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. $15 sensory-friendly show, July 12 at 7 p.m.

Friday, June 17: The Black

Aug. 11-Aug. 27: “Dracula.”

PHOTO BY LAURA MARIE DUNCAN

Legendary Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera performs at the Colonial Theatre on July 31.


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Based on Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, this classic gothic horror story first introduced the legendary Dracula to the stage. $65-$80, $25 teens. $60 previews, Aug. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.

Unicorn Theatre 6 East St., Stockbridge

June 23-July 9: “B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching.” After unbearable loss, a grieving attorney takes a pro bono case representing a black teenager accused of murder. When an alluring stranger steps in to help, she is left questioning who she is and what she wants. While fighting for the young man’s innocence, she is forced to confront the devastating truth about marriage, race and the woman she has chosen to be. “B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching” is a play about the choices we make and the unspoken lies

Summer Previews 2022 | 9

we tell ourselves to make peace with those choices. $56. $45 previews, June 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. $15 sensory-friendly show, July 5 at 7 p.m.

July 21-Aug. 20: “Songs For A New World.” With a small, powerhouse, multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely-crafted score that runs the gamut of today’s popular music, “Songs for a New World” brings us face to face with those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then goes sideways. $75. $45 previews, July 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. $15 sensory-friendly show, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Sept. 29- Oct. 23: Edward

August 25-28, 2022 Cummington Fairgrounds 97 Fairgrounds Road Cummington, MA 01026 cummingtonfair.com

Albee’s “Seascape.” Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, “Seascape” brings true eloquence to its compelling yet subtle examination of the very meaning and significance of life itself. $52. $45 previews, Sept. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. $15 sensory-friendly show, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

June 16th Celebrating Summer with the Whiskey Treaty Road Show sponsored by MountainOne

July 21st Touch a Truck sponsored by Lenco

August 18th Love Pittsfield Showcasing Cultural Organizations sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP

Tony Award-nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck performs at the Colonial on May 28.

More info at LovePittsfield.com


10 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

A major survey of Rodin’s sculptures comes to Williamstown This summer, The Clark considers the influence and legacy of Auguste Rodin in America, from 1893 to the present, with an exhibition of some 50 sculptures and 25 drawings, presenting both the artist’s familiar masterpieces and lesser-known works of the highest quality. Upcoming exhibitions include the caricatures and satirical imagery of José Guadalupe Posada; works by Community Access to the Arts participants, and a pairing of new works by Tauba Aueberbach and Yuji Agematsu. Exhibitions Through Dec. 31: “Tomm El-Saieh: Imaginary City.” The large-format, abstract paintings of Tomm El-Saieh (b. 1984, Port-au-Prince; lives and works in Miami) teem

with dense and dynamic marks that evoke ornament, language and architecture. By variously layering and erasing his linework and using vibrant color to optically push or pull his pictures,

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St., Williamstown, 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Celebrate Summer!

El-Saieh creates rhythmic, all-over compositions from which larger forms appear to emerge — testing both the limits of perception and expectations about abstraction. United States: Confronting the Modern.” While there has been much consideration of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) reputation in France and throughout Europe, less attention has been paid to his reception in America. This exhibition tells the story of the collectors, art historians, critics, gallerists and philanthropists — many of whom were women — who endeavored to make Rodin known in the United States.

Mexican Revolution of 1910. His pictorial contributions to broadsides, or ephemeral news sheets, provided a daily diet of information and entertainment to a public for whom images needed to tell the story since literacy was not widely prevalent at that time. Posada’s highly varied images of noticias — lurid crimes, current scandals and other sensational stories — constitute only a part of his extensive output. Posada is best known for his sheets of calaveras (skeletons), which figured in popular rituals around the Day of the Dead but were also adapted into satires of political figures and other individuals.

July 2-Sept. 5: “CATA: I Am

July 16-Oct. 16: “Tauba Aue-

June 18-Sept. 18: “Rodin in the

Part of Art.” Community Access to the Arts and The Clark Art Institute join forces to present an exhibition of artworks by participants in CATA’s programs, which focuses attention on the ability within disability.

EDITH W H A RTON’S HOME

Book online at EdithWharton.org Lenox, MA • 413-551-5111

July 16-Oct. 10: “José Guadalupe Posada: Symbols, Skeletons, and Satire.”A tireless producer of caricatures and satirical imagery for the penny press, José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) built his career in an era of political repression and lived to see the profound social changes brought by the

berbach and Yuji Agematsu: Meander.” This exhibition pairs new work by Tauba Auerbach and Yuji Agematsu, across parallel galleries united under the rubric of the meander, as both noun and verb, motif and method. For Auerbach, this twisting, self-avoiding line traces global traditions of ornament as much as physical waveforms and space-filling curves in geometry. For Agematsu and his practice of walking, collecting and archiving, meander implies drift — both his own paths through New York City and those of other people and things.


Summer Previews 2022 | 11

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Events June 14,16, 18 and 30: Hand-building Hands, a fourpart ceramics workshop series for ages 16 and up, exploring the expressive qualities of hands in Auguste Rodin’s sculptures and drawings. Explore the exhibition “Rodin in the United States,” sketch, discuss how hands convey emotion, discover techniques and vocabulary of ceramics, and create meaningful personal sculptures from clay. Each participant will leave the workshop series with a hand-built glazed hand and a new understanding of Rodin and his work. $25 includes material and instruction. 2 to 4 p.m. Registration and participation in all four sessions is required: clarkart.edu/events.

Sunday, June 19: Bring your father to the Clark and enjoy a self-guided walk through the galleries focused on fathers and father figures. Father’s Day self-guide is available all day at the admissions desk in the Clark Center. After you get inspired by the collection, make a card or a bookmark for someone special in the Clark Center’s lower lobby anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. With admission. Family Programs are generously supported by Allen & Company.

June 30, July 28, Aug. 15: Summer Book Club, works by Honoré de Balzac, Marino Azuela, and Rebecca Solnit provide new insights into the summer’s special exhibitions “Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern,” “José Guadalupe Posada: Symbols, Skeletons and Satire,” and “Tauba Auerbach and Yuji Agematsu: Meander.” Free. 7 p.m. Capacity limited, register at clarkart.edu/ events for book information.

Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 30: Community yoga, led by certified instructor Natasha “Tasha” Judson of Tasha Yoga in Williamstown, for all

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

José Guadalupe Posada’s “Calavera Catrinaca,” 1890-1913 Relief print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas. abilities. Free. 9 to 10 a.m. Rain cancels this event.

Thursdays, July and Aug.: Dropin Sand Casting. In this weekly art-making activity, learn about sand-casting, a traditional method for making sculpture that Rodin and his team used for some of the works on view in “Rodin in the United States.” Using sand and plaster, you can create your very own 3-D work of art to take home. With admission. 1 to 4 p.m. Family Programs are generously supported by Allen & Company.

Wednesday, July 13: Highlights Talk: “Sculpture in Two Dimensions.” Anne Leonard explores a selection of works on paper that directly engage with 19th-century French sculpture. Free. 1 to 1:30 p.m. Capacity limited; first-come, first-served.

Saturday, July 16: Art for All: Community Day, free, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On this opening day for “José Guadalupe Posada: Symbols, Skeletons, and Satire” and “Tauba Auerbach and

Yuji Agematsu: Meander,” take advantage of free admission to all special exhibitions and the permanent collection galleries. Plus, enjoy free art-making, entertainment and more. Make a miniature figure sculpture, design a personalized calavera, watch amazing physical feats by acrobats from Nimble Arts, enjoy live music, take a thoughtful meander to the Lunder Center, and more. Rain or shine. Family Programs are generously supported by Allen & Company.

Wednesday, July 20: Highlights Talk: “Renaissance Afterlives.” Yuefeng Wu presents a look at printed works after Paolo Veronese, Leonardo da Vinci, and other Italian Renaissance artists. Free. 1 to 1:30 p.m. Capacity limited; first-come, first-served. Sunday, July 24: Artists in Conversation: Sculptor Virginia Overton speaks about her process, use of materials and relationship to Auguste Rodin. Free. 2 p.m.

“Call Me

“ IsHMael Visit HERMAN MELVILLE’S

ARROWHEAD

Hou Tour M y through Octob r Thursday-Monday

mobydick.org • 413.442.1793 • Pitt fi d


12 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Wednesday, July 27: High-

Tuesday, July 19: Grammy award-winning folk musician Aoife O’Donovan plays a free outdoor concert on The Clark’s grounds; bring a picnic and your own seating. Free. 6 p.m.

lights Talk: “Tissot’s Etchings of Summer.” Alexis Goodin explores the summertime activities — from boating parties to lazy afternoons reading in a hammock — depicted in etchings by James Tissot. Free. 1 to 1:30 p.m. Capacity limited; first-come, first-served.

Saturday, July 23: Jacob’s Pillow’s alumni Jonah Bokaer performs a solo choreography inspired by Auguste Rodin’s sculpture, “Fallen Angel,” $10, $5 members, 3 to 4 p.m. Reservations at clarkart.edu/events.

Sunday, July 31: Diane Miliotes, Ph.D., discusses graphic artist and illustrator José Guadalupe Posada and the historical context of his image production. Posada’s career spanned profound social and political changes in Mexico. Miliotes pays special attention to a number of key characters in Posada’s printmaking practice. Free. 2 p.m. Registration required: clarkart.edu/events.

Wednesday, July 27: Mukana is a globally eclectic gathering of world-class musicians hailing from Chile, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Brazil and the United States. Fusing traditional songs and rhythms with jazz mastery and sublime arrangements, Mukana creates music that compels you to your feet in a joyful celebration of our global community. Free. 6 p.m. Bring a picnic and your own seating.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Artist’s Talk: Tauba Auerbach, one of the contemporary artists whose work is presented in the “Meander” exhibition, shares stories from a winding path of research on the mathematician Giuseppe Peano. Free. 2 p.m. Registration required: clarkart.edu/events.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Highlights Talk: “Caricature in Callot and Goya.” Sophie Kerwin presents a close look at the inventive etchings of French artist Jacques Callot (1592–1635) and Spanish artist Francisco de Goya (1746–1828). Free. 1 to 1:30 p.m. Capacity limited; first-come, first-served. Thursday, Aug. 11: “Designing Rodin: A Conversation About Exhibition and Book Design,” Free, noon, via Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration required: clarkart.edu.

Friday, Aug. 12: Catch a special evening view of “Tauba Auerbach and Yuji Agematsu: Meander.” Stroll under the full moon on Stone Hill and meet up with fellow art-lovers for s’mores and conversation around a campfire. Free. 9 to 11 p.m. Rain cancels this event.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Auguste Rodin’s Fallen Caryatid is one of 50 sculptures and 25 drawings in “Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern,” on view June 18 through Sept. 18 at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. Saturday, Aug. 27: “Rodin’s Thinkers.” Emmelynn Butterfield-Rosen sketches Rodin’s path between two of his great monumental works, “The Thinker” and the “Monument to Balzac.” Free. 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Register at clarkart.edu/events.

story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. Nannerl was a prodigy keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Reserve tickets at clarkart.edu/events.

Performing Arts

Sunday, July 17: Flutist Emi

Saturday, June 11: The Met: Live in HD, “Hamlet,” $25, $22 members, $18 students, $7 kids under 10, 12:55 p.m. Reservations at clarkart.edu/events.

Saturday, June 18: Soundings: New Music at the Clark, “The Other Mozart,” $12, $10 members, 7 to 8:15 p.m. The Other Mozart is an award-winning play telling the true, forgotten

Ferguson and violinist Rachell Ellen Wong join the continuo band Ruckus in Fly the Coop! Bach / Sonatas and Preludes, a wild technicolor romp through some of Bach’s most playful and transcendent works, reimagined and realized for 21st-century fans of 18th-century performance practice. Free. 3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: The Angkor Dance Troupe takes Auguste Rodin’s thrilled, feverish response to the royal dancers of Cambodia — an inspirational encounter that led to Rodin making about 150 watercolors of the costumed dancers — as an opportunity to explore the history of preserving Cambodian dance over the intervening 116 years, and a chance to connect across war and the diaspora. Free. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24: Stephane Wrembel. Wrembel and his band mix nonchalance with joyful virtuosity, carrying on the genre-breaking traditions of jazz guitar. Free. 6 p.m. Bring a picnic and your own seating.

Outdoor Film Series Wednesday, June 8: “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22: “The Iron Giant,” 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: “Night of the Hunter,” 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10: “The Wizard of Oz,” 8:30 p.m.


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 13

DIRECTORY: FARMERS MARKETS MASSACHUSETTS Berkshire Area Farmers Market Berkshire Mall parking lot, Old State Road and Route 8, Lanesborough May 7 to Oct. 29 Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tinyurl.com/berkshireareafm

Great Barrington Farmers Market 18 Church St., Great Barrington May 7 to Nov. 12 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SNAP doubling program, HIP, WIC/Senior farmers market check accepted. greatbarringtonfarmersmarket.org

Lee Farmers Market Lee Congregational Church Park, 25 Park Place, Lee May 28 to Oct. 8 Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. leefarmersmarket.com

Lenox Farmers Market Former Cafe Lucia, 80 Church St., Lenox May 27 to Sept. 30 Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. lenoxfarmersmarket.com

New Marlborough Farmers Market Village Green, 134 HartsvilleNew Marlborough Road, New Marlborough May 15 to Oct. 9 Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tinyurl.com/NewMarlboroughFarmersMarket

North Adams Farmers Market Municipal parking lot on St. Anthony Drive between Marshall and Holden streets June 4 to Oct. 15 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. facebook.com/NorthAdamsFarmersMarket/

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market Pittsfield Common, 100 First Street (Route 7) May 14 to Oct. 8 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Otis Farmers Market Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel, 2000 East Otis Road, East Otis Opening day, May 28 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. facebook.com/otisfarmersmarket

EAGLE FILE PHOTO

A steady stream of visitors stroll through the market at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at The Common.

Sandisfield Farmers Market

Williamstown Farmers Market

New Boston Inn, 101 N. Main St., Sandisfield July to Oct 7 Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m. facebook.com/friendsofsandisfield

At the base of Spring Street May 14 to Oct. 15 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. williamstownfarmersmarket.org

Sheffield Farmers Market Old Parish Church, 125 Main St., Route 7 May 27 to Oct. 7 Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m. sheffieldfarmersmarket.org

West Stockbridge Farmers Market The Green at the Foundry, Village Center May 26 to Oct. 6 Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. facebook.com/WestStockbridgeFarmersMarket weststockbridgefarmersmarket.org

NEW YORK Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market Roeliff Jansen (Roe Jan) Park, 9140 Route 22 May 21 to Nov. 19 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. copakehillsdalefarmersmarket.com

New Lebanon Farmers Market 516 NY-20/22, New Lebanon, N.Y. Across from the LVPA Firehouse June 5 to Oct. 30 Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. facebook.com/newlebanonfarmersmarket


14 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

JACOB’S PILLOW

90th anniversary season celebrates reopening of renovated Ted Shawn Theatre Jacob’s Pillow’s 90th anniversary season is filled with celebrations, world premieres, new commissions, exclusive engagements and work developed at the Pillow Lab. “We’re especially excited to kick off our 90th anniversary season by reopening the Ted Shawn Theatre … It will be a sheer joy to gather together again in that magical theater,” Pamela Tatge, executive and artistic director of Jacob’s Pillow, said during a season announcement. Ongoing Jacob’s Pillow Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room are open Tuesday-Sunday, noon through final curtain. Online Exhibit: “Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive,” free, online at danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org.

Special Events Saturday, June 18: Season Opening Gala and After Party; signature fundraising event featuring an array of performers and dance luminaries. Livestream is $35. After party tickets are $75 individually and included in gala admission. 5 to 11 p.m. Visit jacobspillow.org to purchase tickets.

June 22-Aug. 28: “Now & Then: Evocative Dance Portraits by Christopher Duggan” on view, free, noon through final curtain, Tuesday through Sunday. “The Ted Shawn Theatre: An Evolving Landmark,” free, on view noon through final curtain, daily. Saturday, Aug. 27: Festival

June 29-July 3: Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 6-10: SW!NG OUT dance

Woodland Dances dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

July 13-17: A.I.M. by Kyle

Friday, June 24: Collage Dance

Abraham dance performance, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 20-24: Limón Dance Company, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 27-31: Black Grace dance performance, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Aug. 3-7: Alonzo King LINES Ballet dance performance, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Aug. 10-14: Hubbard Street

Onstage

Aug. 17-21: Cleo Parker

Me dance performance, $5585, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, June 22: Eastern

Thursday, June 23: Dance of

Dance Chicago, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

June 22-26: America(na) to

Henry J. Leir Stage

performance, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Finale Party, immediately following the Ted Shawn Theatre performance, in Blake’s Barn.

Ted Shawn Theatre

Saturday and Sunday.

Robinson Ensemble dance performance, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Aug. 24-28: Miami City Ballet dance performance, $55-$85, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Thursday,

the Ages dance performance, $25-$35, 6 p.m. Collective, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 25: The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet program dance performance, free, 6 p.m. Available to watch online as a livestream.

June 29-July 3: BODYTRAFFIC

and Asa dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 16: The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Contemporary Performance Ensemble dance performance, free, 6 p.m. Available to watch online as a livestream. July 20-24: Music From The Sole, $15-$35, 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon Sunday.

July 27-31: Dichotomous Being: An Evening of Taylor Stanley, $15-$35, 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon Sunday.

dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Les Ballet

Wednesday, July 6: JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4: Indigenous Enterprise dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Friday, July 8: Bill Shannon dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5: Soles of Duende

Saturday, July 9: The New York Korean Performing Arts Center dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13: Ballet Nepantla dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14: Mina Nishimura / Kota Yamazaki dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Friday, July 15: Passion Fruit Dance Company with Baye

Afrik dance performance, $15$35, 6 p.m.

Percussive Trio, opening performance by Freedom Dabka Group, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble, free, 6 p.m. Aug. 10-14: Dance Heginbotham dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon Sunday. Wednesday, Aug. 17: Vanessa Sanchez & La Mezcla dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18: Hustle at


Summer Previews 2022 | 15

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Jacob’s Pillow 358 George Carter Road, Becket, 413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org the Pillow, opening performance by Estrellitas de Sorto, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: East Coast Styles dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20: The School at Jacob’s Pillow: Dance Theatre: Afro-Latin Immersion Performance Ensemble, free, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24: Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Boston Dance Theater, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26: Kayla Hamilton dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: YYDC dance performance, $15-$35, 6 p.m.

Site Specific July 1 and 2: Loni Landon Dance Project Featuring Mary Lattimore / Solace of Surrender dance performance, $15-35, 4:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Lawn Tent.

July 29 and 30: Michelle N. Gibson with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra / NOJO 7 dance performance, $15-$35, 4:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY MANNY CRISOSTOMO

Alonzo King LINES Ballet will perform in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022, which runs June 22 through Aug. 28. ORIGINS of Hip Hop; dance performance. Berkshire-based performers TBA. Free. 1 p.m., behind Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington.

Thursday, July 21: Mambo Royalty, Pittsfield Moves! and other performers to be announced; dance performance. Berkshire-based performers TBA. Free. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on The Common, First Street, Pittsfield.

Sunday, July 24: “Dancing the Core Curriculum.”

Saturday, July 30: “La Nijinska.” Sunday, July 31: “Black Grace: From Cannon’s Creek to Jacob’s Pillow.” Saturday, Aug. 6: “Ann Hutchinson Guest’s Century+.”

Sunday, Aug. 7: “Studio/Theater” at MoMA.”

Sunday, Aug. 14: “Sidi Larbi Saturday, Aug. 20: “All Styles

Free, 4 p.m., in Blake’s Barn

Roundtable.”

Saturday, June 25: “Ted Shawn: His Life, Writing, and Dances.”

Sunday, Aug. 21: “Documenting the Hustle.”

Saturday, Aug. 27: “Celebrating

ance on Film.”

Lourdes Lopez.”

Saturday, July 2: “Christopher

Sunday, Aug. 28: “Technology

Duggan: Now & Then.”

and Dance.”

Aug. 10-13: Liz Lerman dance

Sunday, July 3: “When

Classes

performance, $15-$35, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Festival Tent.

Langston Dances.”

Sundays, June 26- Aug. 28:

Saturday, July 9: “Rooted Jazz

Pillow Pop-Ups

Sunday, July 10: “W.E.B. DuBois

Workshops with Festival Artists offer unique experiences for movers to explore repertory, genres, and techniques from leading dance artists. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pay via online registration or cash/card at the door; learn more at jacobspillow.org.

Date TBA: Versa-Style Dance Company performs ORIGINS of Hip Hop; dance performance. Free. North Adams and Becket dates.

Saturday, July 16: Versa-Style Dance Company performs

Dance.” and the Black Berkshires.”

Saturday, July 16: “A Visit With Kyle Abraham.”

Sunday, July 17: “Remembering Kariamu Welsh.”

Saturday, July 23: “Limón on Film.”

IN ONE WAY | RAY LARROW

Cherkaoui.”

PillowTalk series

Sunday, June 26: “Persever-

open to participants of all experience levels, including beginners, ages 16 and up. 8 to 9 a.m. Pay via online registration or cash/card at the door; learn more at jacobspillow.org.

Tuesdays-Fridays, June 21Aug. 26: A variety of in-person dance and movement classes

A CROSSING NO. 3 | PEGGY REEVES

AUGUST SELF | JIM SINGELIS

VISUAL EVIDENCE JUNE 4 - SEPTEMBER 11

BERKSHIRE BASED ARTISTS 39 SOUTH ST PITTSFIELD, MA 01201


16 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

MASS MOCA

A summer of performances Wilco and the Solid Sound Festival return to Mass MoCA to kick off a summer full of festivals, concerts, performances and events. Highlights include Courtney Barnett’s boutique touring festival, Here and There; performances by Kraftwerk, The Roots and They Might Be Giants and Cirque Kalabanté; and two exhibition openings — Amy Yoes’ “Hot Corners” and “Defining Moments” by Shaun Leonardo and Bruno Miguel. Exhibition openings Saturday, May 28: Amy Yoes’ site-specific installation “Hot Corners” will transform a 142-foot hall space in Mass MoCA’s Building 6 into a multiroom, immersive complex with thematic forms and functions. Each of the installation’s five rooms — the Foyer, the Parlor, the Library, the Theatre and the Drawing Room — will be designed with custom-built mobile furniture acting as shifting set pieces for a variety of functions including artmaking, socializing, reflection and performance.

'Prince' Billy and many more. There’s also a full comedy lineup, family fun for all ages, local food, craft beer, camping and naturalist activities. Three-day passes start at $249.

Saturday, June 25: Time of Now. The third iteration of Time of Now — Mass MoCA’s annual festival of thought and performance — explores themes of

fragility, community and repair, through pop-ups, performances, talks and film screenings by artists, musicians, dancers, designers and thinkers, including artists Lily Cox-Richard and Jessica Jackson Hutchins — who will be presenting a performance for four dancers wearing her ceramic sculptures — and a conversation on

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams 413-662-2111, massmoca.org

Sunday, June 26: The Kidspace exhibition “Defining Moments” explores how memories are formed, recalled and visualized. Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo and Brazilian pop artist Bruno Miguel share their individual and cultural memories, expressed in a range of mediums from paintings and wall drawings, to mixed media sculpture and collages. Their work delves into the mythic aspects of generational storytelling, the formative role of nostalgia, and the fallibility of collective memory.

July 28-30: Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully-loaded, eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music over three days throughout the museum’s expansive campus. Lineup will be announced in June. Threeday passes begin at $109.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Here and There. Courtney Barnett’s boutique touring festival offers a rotating line-up featuring some of the most exciting songwriters in music today. Curated by Barnett, the North Adams festival will feature Barnett, Lucy Dacus, Men I Trust, Faye Webster, Bartees Strange, The Beths, and Hana Vu. Tickets start at $60.50.

Sept. 23-25: FreshGrass North Adams. FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with the best of bluegrass and roots on four stages, and also in galleries, brick-lined courtyards and grassy field. FreshGrass | North Adams 2022 features Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Yola, The Jerry Douglas Band, Aoife O’Donovan, Sierra Ferrell and many more. Three-day passes start at $129.

Festivals May 27-29: Solid Sound, a three-day festival curated and headlined by Wilco, includes music by its members’ side projects, as well as many other musical performers. This year’s lineup features Sylvan Esso, Japanese Breakfast, Bonnie

debt between anthropologist Elizabeth Sweet and kelli rae adams, as well as screenings of video by performers Helga Davis, Treya Lam and more. With admission. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BRUNO MIGUEL

Bruno Miguel’s “76 from the series Essas Pessoas na Sala de Jantar (These People in the Dining Room)” is part of “Defining Moments,” a new exhibition opening at Kidspace at Mass MoCA.

Performances and events Friday, June 10: Kraftwerk; tickets sold out. 8 p.m.


Summer Previews 2022 | 17

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 June 2, July 14, Aug. 11: Summer Open Studios, see the works-in-progress of artists participating in the Assets for Artists’ residency program. Free. 5 to 7 p.m. June 10 and 11: “Aún Los Gallos Lloran (Even Roosters Cry).” Armando Cortés activates his installation “Castillos” — on view in the exhibition “Ceramics in the Expanded Field” — with a performance exploring his Mexican roots while using the traditional sport of cockfighting as a metaphor for the rituals of masculine bravado and the relationships between men. With admission. 2 p.m.

“James Turrell: Into the Light,” on view through at least 2025. “James Turrell, Nicholas Mosse and William Burke: Lapsed Quaker Ware,” on view through October. Jenny Holzer, on extended view. “kelli rae adams: Forever in Your Debt,” on view through 2022. Laurie Anderson, on view through at least through 2022. PHOTO PROVIDED BY PETER GRAHAM

Cirque Kalabanté performs at Mass MoCA on June 26.

Saturday, June 18: Terrance

Tickets start at $60. 8 p.m.

This event is sold out. 8 p.m.

Simien and the Zydeco Experience’s Juneteenth Celebration. Grammy-winning zydeco master, educator, activist and eighth-generation Louisiana Creole Terrance Simien brings his red hot band back to Mass MoCA for a special night of music, storytelling and joy on the eve of Juneteenth to celebrate the holiday. Tickets start at $22. 8 p.m.

July 14-Sept. 8: The Chalet. The

Ongoing exhibitions:

Sunday, June 26: Cirque

Award-winning star of stage and screen John Cameron Mitchell (“Joe vs. Carole,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), one of alt culture's boldest creators, joins forces with international cabaret star Amber Martin and a bevy of special guests in an evening of songs and stories spanning his singular career — all backed by the Hedwig house band Tits of Clay. Tickets start at $35. 8 p.m.

Kalabanté, “Afrique En Cirque.” Montréal-based Cirque Kalabanté combines breathtaking acrobatics with live music played on the traditional instruments of their native Guinea, including kora, djembe and various kinds of percussion. Tickets start at $22. 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 2: Pop-folk singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale conjures up a dreamy, dark and enticing sonic landscape. Her exquisite writing and musicianship have created opportunities to share the stage with the likes of Mt. Joy, Iron & Wine, Lucius and Rufus Wainwright. Tickets start at $18. 8 p.m.

Friday, July 8: The Roots in concert. Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, The Roots have become one of the bestknown and most respected hip-hop acts in the business.

museum’s summer fun spot returns with the reopening of The Chalet, “Oh, Canada” artist Dean Baldwin’s sculpture-turned-riverside-beer-garden, for one night of local music and performance each week. Free. 6 to 10 p.m. Lineup will be announced in June. No performance July 28.

Saturday, July 16: Tony

Thursday, Aug. 18: Roomful of Teeth, the ensemble of Grammy-winning vocal titans led by Williams College faculty, Brad Wells, returns to its summer home at MASS MoCA to create new works and hone techniques, culminating in a knock-out performance. Tickets start at $22. 8 p.m.

“Lily Cox-Richard: Weep Holes,” on view through Jan. 2023. Louise Bourgeois, on view at least through 2022.

For a full list, please visit massmoca.org

“Marc Swanson: A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco,” on view through Jan. 2023.

“Amy Hauft: 700,000:1 | Terra + Luna + Sol,” on view through

“Martin Puryear: Big Bling,” on extended view.

Jan. 2023.

“Sarah Oppenheimer: S-334473,” on extended view.

“Ceramics in the Expanded Field,” on view through April 2023. “Choreopolitics: Brendan Fernandes & nibia pastrana santiago,” on view through 2023. “Gamaliel Rodriguez: La travesia / Le voyage,” on view through Jan. 15, 2023. “Glenn Kaino: In the Light of a Shadow,” on view through Sept. 5. “James Turrell: C.A.V.U.,” on extended view.

“Shaun Lenardo: You Walk,” on extended view. “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” on view through 2043. “Spencer Finch: Cosmic Latte,” on view through at least 2025. “Taryn Simon: The Pipes,” on extended view. “Yto Barrada: Ways to Baffle the Wind,” on view through May 29, 2023.

Your Grilling Headquarters

Saturday, Sept. 3: An Evening with There Might Be Giants.

CARRHARDWARE.COM


18 | Summer Previews 2022

Sevenars Concerts

“one of the best small music festivals in the USA.” Time Magazine

Sundays at 4pm, July 10 - August 14

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

A critical look at the power of the published image How much power do images have? A summer show at the Norman Rockwell Museum will examine how published images influence attitudes on race and culture. “Published images hold powerful sway on shaping our cultural attitudes,” Laurie Norton Moffatt, the museum’s director/CEO said when announcing the show. “Images can uplift, as Norman Rockwell’s work did, and they also can be deployed to establish negative and demeaning attitudes, as often happened with intention during formative centuries of published images in the United States.”

15 Ireland Street (off Rte. 112) Worthington, MA. world-renowned artists prize-winning newcomers

www.sevenars.org 413-238-5854 Admission by donation at the door (suggested $20 per person)

AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS AND PRIVATE EVENTS

Open Year Round Self-Guided Tours • Exhibits and Lectures Ghost Hunts and Tours

Tuesday Talks

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES June 14 to August 30 at 4 pm

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

“Sweet Liberty, 2020.” Cover illustration for The New Yorker, November 23, 2020. Collection of the artist. ©2020 Kadir Nelson. All rights reserved.

Other Lectures Year Round

Check our website for information

GildedAge.org 104 Walker St., Lenox, MA • 413-637-3206

Norman Rockwell Museum 9 Glendale Road/Route 183, Stockbridge 413-298-4100, nrm.org


Summer Previews 2022 | 19

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Ongoing “Norman Rockwell's 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers” Norman Rockwell permanent collection highlights

Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio, by reservation. Peter Rockwell Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Exhibitions Through June 5: “Bascove: The Time We Spend with Words” exhibition of striking woodcuts and illustrations for book covers and as well as for her series of paintings and drawings of the bridges of New York City. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

Through Sept. 5: “Lincoln Memorial Centennial Exhibition, The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated.” Created in collaboration with Chesterwood to honor the Lincoln Memorial’s centennial in May 2022, this exhibition will highlight the work of illustrators and artists

Anthony Benedetto, “Why Lincoln Matters,” 2001, watercolor, private collection. ©2001 Benedetto Arts/Anthony Benedetto. who have incorporated the Lincoln Memorial into their art as a symbolic element — an instantly-recognizable icon upon which to build meaning.

June 11 through Oct. 30:

Saturday, July 23: Art & Con-

“Imprinted: Illustrating Race.” A must-see exhibition about the power of published art to shape attitudes toward race and culture, from the historically stereotyped to the uplifting.

versation. Meet artist/illustrator Kadir Nelson. Discussion with the artist and special guests in conjunction with the exhibition on view: “In Our Lifetime: Paintings from the Pandemic by Kadir Nelson.” 4:30 p.m. Reserve tickets at NRM.org/events.

June 11 through Oct. 30: “In Our Lifetime: Paintings from the Pandemic by Kadir Nelson.” A first-ever presentation of award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson’s new exhibition featuring works created during the pandemic offering compelling visual commentary on national and world events.

Ongoing: “Norman Rockwell's 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers;” Norman Rockwell permanent collection highlights; Rockwell’s Stockbridge Studio, by reservation; Peter Rockwell Outdoor Sculpture Walk.

Events Saturday, June 24: Road Trip!

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM

The Norman Rockwell Museum is home to the artist’s “Four Freedoms” paintings, as well as many of his other works.

The Annual GALA, Celebrating Norman Rockwell Museum’s Traveling Exhibition Program. 6 to 10 p.m Advanced tickets at NRM.org/Gala.

Saturday, July 23: Meet Kadir Nelson / Book Signing. Award-winning illustrator/author Kadir Nelson welcomes readers of all ages for a book signing, and celebration of his work on view in “Imprinted” and “In Our Lifetime” exhibitions. 11 a.m. Books available in the Museum Store. Advance tickets required; reserve at NRM.org/events.

Saturday, Aug. 20: 4th Annual Art of Brewing Festival. Spend an afternoon sampling some of the best local brews and local food. Be inspired by illustration art in the galleries and on the beer cans! $35, $20 members. 1 to 4 p.m. (Valid ID with proof of age required to participate in beer tasting). Tickets at NRM.org/events.


20 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

DIRECTORY: OUTDOORS Appalachian Trail: Appalachian Trail runs north and south throughout the Berkshire region in western Massachusetts, through Department of Conservation and Recreation properties: Clarksburg State Forest, October Mountain State Forest, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Beartown State Forest, Jug End State Reservation, Mount Washington State Forest and Mount Everett State Reservation. mass.gov/dcr

Becket Land Trust: Becket historic quarry and trails. Quarry Museum and self-guided tour of nature preserve and 100 years of history. Becket Historic Quarry permanent exhibit now open at Mullen House Education Center. Trails open in daylight hours year-round. Quarry off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket. Mullen House off-site exhibits and office at 12 Brooker Hill Road (corner Route 8), North Becket Village. becketlandtrust.org. 413-623-2100.

Arrowhead: Trails on the grounds, woods

Berkshire Botanical Garden: 26 display

and fields around Herman Melville’s historic house. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, 413-442-1793

areas including perennials, thousands of annuals, rock, rose, pond, children’s and native plant gardens. Three greenhouses, an arboretum and a woodland preserve. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 through Oct. 11, 5 West Stockbridge Road. Stockbridge.413-298-3926, berkshirebotanical.org.

Ashintully Gardens: Grounds of Berkshire Cottage estate, trails and gardens open 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 5 to Oct. 12. Hike to the ruins of the former mansion or explore the landscaped paths and waterways created over the course of decades by John McLennan, a composer of modern music. Free. Sodom Road, Tyringham, Trustees of Reservations.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail: Converted railroad corridor, now a paved path, running 13.7 miles from Adams to Pittsfield, along Cheshire Lake and Route 8. Access at Visitors Center in downtown Adams, Cheshire Lake on Route 8, near the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough, at the Allendale shopping center or along the route. 413-442-8928

Bartholomew’s Cobble: River and unique wood and meadow habitat with bald eagles, turtles and abundant wildlife: 800 species of plants and one of North America’s greatest diversities of ferns. Hikes and nature programs. Open yearround, daily, sunrise to sunset; museum and visitors’ center open year-round, hours vary by season. Trustees of Reservations, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. 413-298-3239 ext. 3013. Beartown State Forest: 1.5 mile Benedict Pond Loop Trail open year-round. From Route 23 in Monterey, turn left on Blue Hill Road, then follow signs. mass.gov/dcr or 413-528-0904.

Bear Swamp: Three miles of trails with moderate hiking, strenuous in places. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. From the intersection of Route 112, Route 116, and Hawley Road in Ashfield, follow Hawley Road to the entrance on the left. 413-213-4751.

Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Trails and properties maintained by non-profit land conservation organization to protect farms, forests, streams and ridgelines. Guided hikes. bnrc.org, 413499-0596.

Chesterfield Gorge: A dramatic rock canyon first carved by centuries of glacial meltwater and the Westfield River, the gorge is the gateway to the East Branch Trail. Open during the warm season, daily, 8 a.m. to sunset, for hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, and anglers. River Road, Chesterfield.

Field Farm: A 1967 post-modern guest house designed by Ulrich Franzen for art collector Lawrence Bloedel. Trails and grounds open daily, free. 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown, 413-458-3135, 413-2983239, thetrustees.org.

Garden Conservancy: Garden tours through the summer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. No reservations; rain or shine. For times and places: 888-842-2442 or 845-4246500 or gardenconservancy.org.

Glendale Falls: A quarter-mile trail to the falls and a wood road to land owned by the Massachusetts Division of Fish & Wildlife. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. From intersection of Routes 143 and 112 in Worthington, take Route 143 West to River Road. Turn right onto Clark Wright Road to entrance. thetrustees.org or 413-532-1631

Great Barrington River Walk: Native landscaped path along the Housatonic River in downtown Great Barrington; entrances at 195 Main St., River Street, Bridge Street and Dresser Avenue, W.E.B. Du Bois River Garden Park. William Stanley Overlook. Laboratory for natural resource protection and stewardship. Open in daylight hours, free. 413-528-4061, gbriverwalk.org. Hoffmann Bird Club: Birding expeditions across Berkshire County and the region, weekly. 271 US-7, Lanesborough. hoffmannbirdclub.org.

Hoosic River Watershed Assoc.: Self-guided brochures for this river walk are available at tourist information outlets in Adams, North Adams and Williamstown. Information: hoorwa.org/ or 413-458-2742.

Hopkins Forest: Trails maintained by Williams College in Williamstown and along the Taconic crest. Trailheads on Northwest Hill Road in Williamstown and on Route 2 in Petersburgh, N.Y.. Spring and fall festivals with canopy walks, demonstrations, games, local food and live music. hmf.williams.edu. Housatonic Heritage Area: Trails and historic sites along the river from Connecticut to Berkshire County.24 Main St, Salisbury, CT. housatonicheritage.org. Housatonic Valley Assoc: Paddle trips on the Housatonic River. Hvatoday.org or 413-298-7024. Jug End State Reservation: Two-mile Jug End Loop Trail through open fields, northern hardwood and Eastern Hemlock woodlands. From Route 41 in South Egremont, take a right onto Mount Washington Road and to Jug End Road, to entrance. mass.gov/dcr or 413-528-0330.

McLennan Reservation: 1.5 moderate miles. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. From Tyringham center, take Tyringham Main Road south. Turn left onto Fenn Road (dirt road). Park at the roadside and walk to entrance. thetrustees.org, 413-298-3239. Monument Mountain: Moderate loop trails and beautiful views at the top. Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Admission is free, parking $5. Route 7, Great Barrington. Trustees of Reservations. 413-298-3239

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Trails and entrances in Williamstown, North


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 21

Paula Dunn of Kenai, Alaska, takes a photo of the marble dam at the Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams. Adams, Adams and Lanesborough; open through mid-October. Hiking access to the Appalachian Trail, Scenic Byway, Veterans War Memorial, Bascom Lodge and breath-taking views. Auto road to the summit. Visitors Center at 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.. 413-499-4262 or mount.greylock@state.ma.us

Mountain Meadow Preserve: Wild meadows at the homesite of Grace Greylock Liles, the woman who wrote “Bog-Trotting for Orchids” a century ago. Entrances on Benedict Road in Pownal, Vt., and Mason Street in Williamstown. Free. Trustees of Reservations. 413-298-3239..

Mount Washington State Forest: Thirty miles of trails over rugged terrain, wilderness camping. Hike the South Taconic Trail to the 2,250-foot summit of Alander Mountain for amazing views. From Route 41 in South Egremont, take a quick right onto Mount Washington Road and follow to park entrance. 545 East St., Mount Washington. mass.gov/dcr or 413-528-0330.

Natural Bridge: Geological phenomenon, arch carved by water into 550-millionyear-old bedrock marble in a 48-acre park. Follow Route 8 north from North Adams to entrance. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 413-663-6392, Massachusetts DCR. Notchview Reservation: 25 miles of trails, historic hayfields and pastures, stone walls and cellar holes. Open from sunup

to sundown, daily, year-round. Visitor Center with picnic area and restrooms. 83 Old Route 9, Windsor. 413-684-0148.

October Mountain State Forest: Scenic trails and views including Schermerhorn Gorge, which has intrigued generations of geologists.317 Woodland Road, Lee. mass.gov/dcr or 413-243-1778

Onota Lake: Lifeguards on duty at the public beach periodically in summer, check at cityofpittsfield.org. Pleasant Valley Sanctuary: Trails, boardwalk, canoe trips and nature programs weekly. 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Berkshire Sanctuaries, 413-637-0320, massaudubon.org.

Pine Cobble Trail: 2.1 miles of moderate to strenuous hiking through oak forest interspersed with white pines, expanse of 600-million-year-old gray Cheshire quartzite cliffs overlooking most of Northern Berkshire County from an elevation of 2,100 feet. Trail begins 0.1 miles north of North Hoosac Road on Pine Cobble Road in Williamstown. woc. williams.edu/pine-cobble-trail-2/

Springside Park: Trails across 237 acres of woods and meadows. Master Gardeners workshops select Saturday mornings. Master Gardeners often at work in the demo behind Springside House gardens before “Tuesday Night in the Park” music series. Springside Park, 874 North Street,

EAGLE FILE PHOTO

Pittsfield. Gardeners: 413-743-5193. Park: 413-347-3812.

Tamarack Hollow: Highland valley nature and cultural center in boreal forest. Hikes on the property and in neighboring conservation lands in Windsor and Savoy with naturalist Aimee Gelinas. 1515-16 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org. Tyringham Cobble: Walk through mountain meadows and up hillside trails to watch for bobolinks. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. 20 Jerusalem Road, Tyringham. Trustees of Reservations. 413-296-3239

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: From 1865 until his death in 1878, William Cullen Bryant summered here at his boyhood home, now a National Historic Landmark. A self-guided map highlights the 2-mile Rivulet Trail, where old growth, including ancient hemlock and a magnificent cherry tree, rise near the Rivulet, a trickling stream immortalized by Bryant’s 1823 poem. House tours offered weekends during the fall and summer seasons; grounds open year-round for hiking, picnics and sightseeing. 207 Bryant Road, Cummington, 413-532-1631, bryanthomestead@thetrustees.org. Williamstown Rural Lands: Fields and trails on Sheep Hill at a former dairy farm, summer hikes and children’s programs. Route 7, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. wrlf.org.


22 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

45th season celebrates reopening of Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre Shakespeare & Company kicks off its 45th season with two works by Shakespeare and a modern production, “An Iliad,” in June. This season marks the one-year anniversary of the New Spruce Theatre, its 500-seat amphitheater, and celebrates the reopening of the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, closed since the summer of 2020, with two contemporary productions. Onstage Showtimes and tickets online.

June 3-July 3: “An Iliad,” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, directed by Jeffrey Mousseau. From Robert Fagles’ translation, “An Iliad” transforms Homer’s epic poem into a riveting monologue. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector with language that is both poetic and conversational, “An Iliad” refreshes a world classic, thus creating a powerful piece of theater that explores the human compulsion toward violence. $22-$77. Tina Packer Playhouse.

on the outskirts of Geneva. The Russian, Botvinnik, is urbane and humorous but also seasoned and cynical. His American counterpart, Honeyman, is inquisitive and determined, fervently hopeful about what can — and must — be achieved to maintain peace. They continue their informal meetings as the

seasons change and, through these conversations, develop a friendship that belies the antagonisms of the world order. $22-$62. The Roman Garden Theatre.

July 22-Aug. 28: “Hymn,” by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Regge Life. Two men meet at a funeral. One knew

Shakespeare & Company 70 Kemble St., Lenox, 413-637-3353, shakespeare.org

the deceased; one did not. Benny is a loner with a wife and children, while Gil longs to fulfill his potential. They form a deep bond, but cracks appear as they begin to realize that true courage comes in different forms. This soulful new play, filled with music, asks what it takes to be a good father, brother, or son. $22-$72. Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

Aug. 19-Sept. 18: “Measure for Measure,” by William Shakespeare, directed by

July 2-Aug. 14: “Much Ado About Nothing,” by Williams Shakespeare, directed by Kelly Galvin. As Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host, Hero's cousin Beatrice and Benedick — a bachelor — are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Meanwhile, Claudio is deceived by a plot that suggests Hero has been unfaithful. Will courage, wit and compassion reveal the truth of their circumstances? $22-$77. The New Spruce Theatre. July 15-Sept. 4: “A Walk in the Woods,” by Lee Blessing, directed by James Warwick. Two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally in the pleasant woods

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DANIEL RADER.

Elizabeth Aspenlieder and Michelle Joyner in a scene from “The Approach” at Shakespeare & Company.


Summer Previews 2022 | 23

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

finds herself the target of his abuse of power. $22-$77. Tina Packer Playhouse.

Wednesday Walks July 6-Aug. 31: Lead by Steve Ball and dog Will, $10, 10:30 a.m.

Free Friday Talks Free, tickets required. Located in the Tina Packer Playhouse Tent

Friday, June 17: “Much Ado About Nothing.” Ann Berman hosts Director Kelly Galvin, Assistant Director Sarah Shin, and Patrick Brennan and Kiki Smith, design team members, 10:30 a.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY.

Alice Reagan. When Angelo is abruptly appointed to rule over a chaotic and debauched city, he restores order with

repressive laws and an iron fist over licentiousness. The object of his own twisted desire is a young nun, whom

89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield

Tickets available at the door or www.fcas.com $10 suggested donation Proceeds benefit revitalization of the fairgrounds.

he puts in an unthinkable position. "To whom should I complain?" is all that young Isabella can utter when she

Friday, July 22: “Measure for Measure.” Ann Berman hosts Director Alice Reagan and other guests. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26: “Golden Leaf Rag Time Blues.” Discussion with the director and other guests. 10:30 a.m.


24 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

TANGLEWOOD

A season of celebrations After a shortened six-week program in 2021, Tanglewood is back with a 10-week season of classical concerts, Popular Artists’ shows — including the return of James Taylor for two performances — a 90th birthday salute to John Williams, and a tribute to the late Broadway master Stephen Sondheim. Friday, June 17: Popular Artist Series, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. Warren Ham, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Hamish Stuart, Colin Hay, Gregg Bissonette, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed. Saturday, June 18: Popular Artist Series, Bonnie Raitt with special guest Lucinda Williams, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, June 26: Popular Artist Series, The Mavericks and Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Wednesday, June 29: Popular

and Percussion, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Artist Series, The Black Crowes present Shake Your Money Maker, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

July 3 and 4: Popular Artist

Friday, July 1: Tanglewood

Wednesday, July 6: Open vocal

Music Center: Vocal Music, 8 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Sunday, July 3: Tanglewood

Series, James Taylor, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed. workshop with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Music Center: Music for Brass

Tanglewood 297 West St., Lenox, 617-266-1200, bso.org Tickets and pricing available at bso.org

Thursday, July 7: In Conversation: Soprano Nicole Cabelle with host Asadour Santourian, 1 to 2 p.m., Linde Center Studio E. Thursday, July 7: Emanuel Ax, Paul Appleby, Lorelei Ensemble and Dover Quartet; Pathways from Prague, Program 1, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall. Friday, July 8: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall. Friday, July 8: Opening Night at Tanglewood with Boston

PHOTO PROVIDED BY STU ROSNER/BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

With a return to a full 10-week schedule, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy a picnic on the Tanglewood lawn.


Summer Previews 2022 | 25

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; and Jack Canfield, baritone, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, July 9: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, July 9: Tanglewood Music Center: Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, July 9: Andris Nelsons, conductor; Nicole Cabell, soprano; Aaron Diehl, piano; a program of Carlos Simon, Barber, Ellington and Gershwin, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, July 10: Tanglewood Music Center: Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 10: Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelson, conductor; and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet, program of Rachmaninoff and Grime, 2 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, July 10: Tanglewood Music Center: Vocal Music, 8 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Monday, July 11: Andris Nelsons and the TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Ravel, Strauss, and Schubert, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed. Wednesday, July 13: Open piano workshop with Stephen Drury, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Linde Center Studio E. Thursday, July 14: In Conversation: Janai Brugger, soprano, with host Asadour Santourian, 1 to 2 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Thursday, July 14: Open vocal workshop with soprano Dawn Upshaw, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Thursday, July 14: Emanuel Ax, Mackenzie Melemed, and Cantus; Pathways from

Prague, Program 2, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Koussevitzky Music Shed.

p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 15: Tanglewood

Sunday, July 17: TLI presents

Festival Chorus and conductor James Burton, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

“The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” featuring Stephen Drury, piano, 8 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Friday, July 22: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 15: Join Keith

Monday, July 18: Tanglewood

Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra as they present “The Empire Strikes Back” with live orchestral accompaniment, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Music Center: Vocal Music, 8 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, July 16: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Thursday, July 21: In Conversa-

Saturday, July 16: BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra with Mei-Ann Chen, conductor, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, July 16: Tanglewood Music Center: Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Linde Center Studio E. Saturday, July 16: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart's “Don Giovanni” with Nicole Cabelle, soprano; Janai Brugger, soprano; Michelle Bradley, soprano; Amitai Pati, tenor; Ryan McKinny, baritone; Will Liverman, baritone; Cody Quattlebaum, bass-baritone; Ryan Speedo Green, bass; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, James Burton, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Wednesday, July 20: Open horn workshop with Richard Sebring, 1:30 p.m., Linde Center Studio E. tion: TBD, 1 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Thursday, July 21: Richard Danielpour, Rita Dove and Michael Boriskin: Get to know the artists behind “A Standing Witness” at this pre-concert talk, free for 8 p.m. ticket holders, 6:30 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Thursday, July 21: Music from Copland House with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, 8

Friday, July 22: Karina Canellakis conducts Wagner, Chopin and Rachmaninoff featuring Emanuel Ax, piano, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, July 23: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed. Saturday, July 23: Family concert with Boston Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Wilkins, conductor, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, July 23: Tanglewood Music Center, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, July 23: Andris Nelsons conducts Berlioz and Mahler featuring Christine Goerke, soprano, 8 p.m.,

BECKET ARTS CENTER Your Gathering Place for ARTS in the Berkshires

Sunday, July 17: Tanglewood Music Center: Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 17: BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble with David Martins, conductor, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 17: Andris Nelsons conducts Fazil Say and Brahms featuring soprano Ying Fang, bass-baritone Shenyang, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen, pianos, 2:30 p.m.,

Open for art exhibitions, lectures, music, and more

June 3 - October 3

7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket becketartscenter.org


26 | Summer Previews 2022

An audience enjoys a typical night on the lawn at Tanglewood.

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

PHOTO PROVIDED BY FRED COLLINS/BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, July 24: Tanglewood Music Center: Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 24: BU Tangle-

WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART JULY 15–DECEMBER 22, 2022

wood Institute Young Artists Chamber Orchestra, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 24: Andris Nelsons conducts Still and Brahms featuring Seong-Jin Cho, piano, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, July 24: Tanglewood Music Center: Vocal Music, 8 p.m., Linde Center Studio E. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive Williamstown, Massachusetts artmuseum.williams.edu

Free Admission Catalogue Available Mary Ann Unger, Hoist, 1994. Terracotta. Mary Ann Unger Estate

Santourian, 1 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Thursday, July 28: Open conducting workshop with Andris Nelsons, 2 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 29: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, July 29: Andris Nelsons conducts Julia Adolphe and Beethoven featuring Paul Lewis, piano, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, July 30: Boston

violin workshop with Alexander Velinson, 1:30 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Wednesday, July 27: Takács

Saturday, July 30: BU Tangle-

Wednesday, July 27: Open

Quartet with Julien Labro, bandoneon, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Thursday, July 28: In Conversation: Composer Julia Adolphe with host Asadour

wood Institute Young Artists Orchestra with Damon Gupton, conductor, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, July 30: Spotlight Series with performer, author


Summer Previews 2022 | 27

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, 5 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, July 30: Tanglewood Music Center, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, July 30: Andris Nelsons conducts Shaw and Beethoven featuring Paul Lewis, piano, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, July 31: Tanglewood Music Center: Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 31: BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble with H. Robert Reynolds and Mallory Thompson, conductors, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, July 31: Andris Nel-

Saturday, Aug. 6: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, Aug. 6: BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Chorus with Katie Woolf, conductor, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Thomas Adès

Saturday, Aug. 20: John Williams – The Tanglewood 90th Birthday Celebration, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Garrick

bodeniouk conducts Unsuk Chin, Bruch, and Brahms

Series: Earth, Wind & Fire, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Thursday, Aug. 11: In Conver-

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Garrick Ohls-

Ohlsson, piano, Brahms Com-

Saturday, Aug. 20: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 21: Dima Slo-

Friday, Aug. 12: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Open

Saturday, Aug. 13: Boston

Friday, Aug. 5: Earl Lee conducts Brian Raphael Nabors, Poulenc, and Mendelssohn featuring Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

bering Stephen Sondheim,” with Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart and special guest artists, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Thursday, Aug. 18: In Conversation: Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor, with host Asadour Santourian, 1 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Friday, Aug. 12: Emanuel Ax,

Friday, Aug. 5: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, Aug. 19: “Remem-

Saturday, Aug. 20: Spotlight Series with Tony Kushner, 5 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

on Parade with Thomas Adès, Stefan Asbury, JoAnn Falletta, Thomas Wilkins and John Williams, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

String Quartet program of Schubert, Wennakoski, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Cristian Măcelaru conducts Anna Clyne, Elgar, Debussy, and Enescu featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

son, piano, Brahms Complete Works for Piano, Program 1, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Music by TMC Composition Fellows, 8 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

sation: Emanuel Ax with host Asadour Santourian, 1 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Danish

Friday, Aug. 19: Members

Sunday, Aug. 7: Silent Film

Sunday, July 31: Thomas Adès,

workshop cello class with Astrid Schween, 1:30 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Tanglewood Music Center: Chamber Music, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Stefan Asbury and TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Price, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Popular Artist

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Tanglewood

plete Works for Piano, Program 2, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

conducts Thomas Adès, Mozart, and Holst featuring Pamela Frank, violin, Antoine Tamestit, viola, and Lorelei Ensemble, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

sons conducts Ogonek, Farrenc and Beethoven featuring Paul Lewis, piano, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed. JoAnn Falletta, and the TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Debussy, Stravinsky, Wilson and Hindemith, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

vakos, violin, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Pamela Frank, Leonidas Kavakos, Antoine Tamestit, and Yo-Yo Ma, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed. Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, Aug. 13: BU Tangle-

SIX WEEKS ONLY! JULY 5–AUGUST 14, 2022 MAIN STAGE MUSICAL EVENT JULY 13–31

SONGS FROM FRANK LOESSER’S THE MOST HAPPY FELLA music & lyrics by FRANK LOESSER conceived & directed by DANIEL FISH choreography by JAWOLE WILLA JO ZOLLAR in association with FISHER CENTER AT BARD NEW COMEDY THRILLER JULY 5–22

WORLD PREMIERE WTF COMMISSION AUGUST 2–14

wood Institute Young Artists Orchestra with Paul Haas, conductor, 1:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Tanglewood Music Center, Prelude Concert, 6 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Dima Slobodeniouk conducts Dutilleux, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Ravel featuring Leonidas Ka-

by ANNA OUYANG MOENCH directed by MAGGIE BURROWS in association with GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

SPECIAL EVENT AUGUST 3–6

by HARRISON DAVID RIVERS directed by TYLER THOMAS

Jimmy Naughton & Friends

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! AUGUST 7

ON SALE NOW! WTFESTIVAL.ORG | (413) 458-3253


28 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 6 to 7:15 p.m. Linde Center Cindy’s Cafe.

Thursday, June 30: Documentary Film, “Strings Attached: On the Road with the Dover Quartet,” 7:30 to 9 p.m. Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, July 2: TMC String Quartet Marathon, 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

2022 Festival of Contemporary Music Thursday, Aug. 4: In Conversation: Ellen Highsteen and Festival of Contemporary Music Concert Curators, 1 p.m., Linde Center Studio E. Thursday, Aug. 4: Stefan Asbury and Stephen Drury, conductors, and Thomas Ades, piano, and Tony Arnold, soprano, program of Knussen, Singleton, Ades, Hyla, Trapani, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall. Friday, Aug. 5: Coffee with Composers, 1 p.m., Linde Center Gordon Studio. PHOTO PROVIDED BY HILARY SCOTT/BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

John Williams, seen here leading the Boston Pops, will celebrate his 90th birthday at Tanglewood with several special events this summer. featuring Itzhak Perlman, violin, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 21: TLI presents “Ghost Song” featuring singer/ songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall. Tuesday, Aug. 23: Garrick Ohlsson, piano, Brahms Complete Works for Piano, Program 3, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Thursday, Aug. 25: In Conversation: Bass-baritone Dashon Burton with host Asadour Santourian, 1 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Garrick Ohlsson, piano, Brahms Complete Works for Piano, Program 4, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, Aug. 26: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Prelude Concert, 6

p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Friday, Aug. 26: Anna Rakitina conducts Shostakovich, Dvo ák and Borodin featuring Gil Shaham, violin, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Indigo Girls, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Saturday, Sept. 3: Popular Artist Series, Judy Collins and Richard Thompson, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Friday, Aug. 5: Tanglewood Music Center Fellows, program Loggins-Hull, Wuorinen, Gandolfi, Graham, Cage and Eastman, 2:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Coffee with Composers, 1 p.m., Linde Center Gordon Studio. Saturday, Aug. 6: Tanglewood Music Center, Prelude Concert, program of Thomas, Davidovsky, Chin, Alberga, 6 p.m., Linde Center Studio E.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Boston

Sunday, Sept. 4: Popular Artist

Symphony Orchestra, Sunday program open rehearsal, 10:30 a.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Series, Van Morrison, 7 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

String Quartet Series

Sunday, Aug. 7: Tanglewood

Saturday, Aug. 27: Michael

Saturday, June 25: Juilliard

Music Center Fellows, program of Simon, Pinto-Correia, Zohn-Muldoon, Harbison, Khumalo, Jones, Lewis, 10 a.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Tilson Thomas conducts Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Copland featuring Alexander Malofeev, piano, 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Sunday, Aug. 28: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Ives and Beethoven, 2:30 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Popular Artist Series, Brandi Carlile with

String Quartet Play and Talk, 8 to 9:15 p.m. Linde Center Studio E.

Wednesday, June 29: TMC String Quartet Class with the Juilliard String Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Linde Center Studio E.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Coffee with

Thursday, June 30: Table Talk Dinner with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, TMC Faculty and TMC Fellows,

Benjamin conducts George Benjamin featuring the TMC Vocal Fellows, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Composers, 1 p.m., Linde Center Gordon Studio.

Monday, Aug. 8: George


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 29

DIRECTORY: MUSIC VENUES 101 Restaurant & Bar 1 West St., Pittsfield 101restaurantbar.com 413-553-2251

Apple Tree Inn 10 Richmond Mountain Road, Lenox appletreeinnlenox.com 413-637-1477

The Barn at Egremont Village Inn Rock, roots, folk 17 Main St., South Egremont theegremontbarn.com 413-528-1570

Bascom Lodge Jazz, folk, bluegrass, world Top of Mount Greylock, Adams bascomlodge.net 413-743-1591

Bounti-fare Restaurant Open mic night, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 200 Howland Ave., Adams bountifare.com 413-743-0193

Chester Common Table Folk, jazz 30 Main St., Chester facebook.com/chestercommontable 413-354-1076

Colonial Theatre Rock, jazz, classical, rhythm and blues, world 111 South St., Pittsfield berkshiretheatregroup.org 413-997-4444

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge Jazz for Sunday brunch 444 North St., Pittsfield 413-443-1792 dottiescoffeelounge.com

Firefly Gastropub Folk, rock, jazz, blues 71 Church St., Lenox fireflylenox.com 413-637-2700

Flat Burger Society McKay Street, Pittsfield facebook.com/flatburgersociety 413-692-1010

EAGLE FILE PHOTO.

Steve Sears, owner of The Stationery Factory in Dalton, plays guitar at the venue.

The Garage @ The Colonial

Mission

Indie rock, indie folk 111 South St., Pittsfield berkshiretheatregroup.org 413-997-4444

Monday night jazz. 438 North St., Pittsfield 413-499-1736 facebook.com/missionberkshires

Gateways Inn

Proprietor’s Lodge

Oldies, rhythm and blues, jazz 51 Walker St., Lenox gatewaysinn.com 413-637-2532

22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield 413-344-9546 proprietorslodge.com

Guthrie Center Folk, country, roots 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington guthriecenter.org 413-528-1955

Knox Trail Inn Classic rock, folk rock 1898 E. Otis Road, East Otis knoxtrailinn.com 413-269-4400

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Jazz, rock, folk, classical 14 Castle St., Great Barrington mahaiwe.org 413-528-0100

Mass MoCA Indie rock, indie folk, experimental, world, bluegrass, cabaret 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams massmoca.org 413-662-2111

Race Brook Lodge Jazz, Americana, blues, folk 864 S. Undermountain Road, Sheffield Rblodge.com 413-229-2916

Shire Breu-Hous Rock, blues, jazz, funk and covers 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton shire.beer 413-842-8313

Stationery Factory 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton Stationery-factory.com 413-659-6299

Tavern At The A Rock, blues, metal 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield facebook.com/TavernAtTheA.PittsfieldMA 413-347-8002


30 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Shortened season focused on bringing joy to audiences, artists and theater-makers After spending a summer outdoors, Williamstown Theatre Festival returns to the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance for its 68th season with a shortened season featuring three indoor productions. “It will feature three exciting productions with the goal of bringing joy to our audiences as well as to those who bring these shows to life,” said Jenny Gersten, interim artistic director, during an interview announcing the season.

Williamstown Theatre Festival ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance 1000 Main St., Williamstown 413-458-3253, wtfestival.org

Onstage Showtimes and tickets online.

July 5-22: “Man of God,” by Anna Ouyang Moench, directed by Maggie Burrows. Chaos ensues when four teenage girls on a mission trip to Bangkok discover a camera hidden by their pastor in their hotel bathroom. Do they leave it to God or take matters into their own hands? The pressure builds quickly in this suspenseful comedy that interrogates

PHOTO PROVIDED BY R. MASSEO DAVIS/WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Yeman Brown rehearses a scene from “Alien/Nation,” a two-part immersive experience by the Forest of Arden at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2021. justice, privacy, religion, the patriarchy, and who you follow on Instagram. Juxtaposing girl power with teenage angst, the girls’ different ideals emerge as they discover what it takes to fight back. Nikos Stage.

July 13-July 31: “Most Happy in Concert.” Songs from Frank Loesser’s “The Most Happy Fella,” music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, conceived and directed by Daniel Fish and choreographed by

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. The Main Stage bursts back to life as 12 musicians and seven female-identifying and non-binary performers discover anew the magnificent and lush score for “The Most Happy Fella” by Frank Loesser (“Guys and Dolls”). Main Stage.

Aug. 2-14: World premiere and WTF commission, “we are continuous,” by Harrison David Rivers, directed by Tyler Thomas. Simon knows

that secrecy is sometimes the key to survival in a family. But a mother knows when something’s up. The truth comes out in this exquisitely wrought world premiere play that tells the story of a young gay man’s evolving relationship with his mother as he explores his upbringing, his identity, and the meaning of family. Nikos Stage.

Events Friday, July 15: Festival Lawnch,


Summer Previews 2022 | 31

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

a gathering of White Nationalists in New York City and comes face to face with the people behind the keyboards. The result is a hair-raising encounter that gives “Just For Us” its title and final, jaw-dropping twist.

Sunday, Aug. 7: Jimmy Naughton & Friends. A benefit concert starring two-time Tony Award-winner and legendary festival actor and director James Naughton as he regales us with stories and songs, accompanied by surprise special guests. 3 p.m. EAGLE FILE PHOTO

After two years away, Williamstown Theatre Festival returns to the stages of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College. 6:30 p.m., Front Lawn. Enjoy pre-show hors d’oeuvres alongside festival artists on the Front Lawn, a performance of “Most Happy in Concert” or “Man of God,” and a rockin’ post-show party with members of the company.

Aug. 3-6: “Just for Us,” performed by Alex Edelman. Taking to the Main Stage for six performances, “Just For Us” takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from Edelman’s life — his Olympian brother AJ, an un-

Fridays@3 A new play reading series. 3 p.m. Nikos Stage.

conventional holiday season, and a gorilla that can do sign language — but at its center is an astonishing and frighteningly relevant story. After a string of anti-Semitic abuse is directed at Edelman online, he decides to covertly attend

Friday, July 22: “And Then We Were No More” by Tim Blake Nelson, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Friday, Aug. 5: “tiny father,” by Mike Lew, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

D E T N I R P IM ING RACE AT R T S U L L June 11 - October 30 I

A must-see exhibition about the power of published art to shape attitudes about race and culture. Plus

In Our Lifetime: Paintings from the Pandemic by

KADIR NELSON This exhibition has been generously sponsored by: Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw’s Hearthland Foundation Kadir Nelson, After the Storm, 2020. Collection of THE JKBN Group. © Kadir Nelson. All rights reserved.

Mellody Hobson & George Lucas

Major Sponsor

Sponsor

With additional support from the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, and the Upper Housatonic Heritage Area

Stockbridge, MA | 413.298.4100 | Kids & Teens FREE | Advance tickets at NRM.org


32 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

TANGLEWOOD POPULAR ARTIST SERIES

FRIDAY, JUNE 17•7PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 18•7PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 26•2:30PM

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band Gregg Bissonette Steve Lukather Warren Ham Hamish Stuart Colin Hay Edgar Winter

Bonnie Raitt With special guest Lucinda Williams

The Mavericks Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29•7PM

SUNDAY, JULY 3 & MONDAY, JULY 4•8PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9•7PM

The Black Crowes Present Shake Your Money Maker

Earth, Wind & Fire

James Taylor Proceeds from the July 4 concert will be donated by Kim and James

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30•7PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4•7PM

Brandi Carlile With special guest Indigo Girls

Judy Collins and Richard Thompson

Van Morrison

VISIT TANGLEWOOD.ORG FOR OFFICIAL TICKETS TO THE POPULAR ARTIST SERIES


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 33

Calendar of events 22nd Annual Craft Fair in the Park Park Place, Lee 413-243-1033, uccleechurch@gmail.com

language. $40. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Play Lab

1330 County Route 7, Ancram, N.Y. 518-329-0114, ancramoperahouse.org

May 27-19: Tidtaya Sinutoke, Isabella Dawis and Nana Dakin will showcase new material from their piece, “Sunwatcher,” the story of astronomer Hisako Koyama intertwined with the ancient Japanese myth of the sun goddess Amaterasu. $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 25: Real People,

July 8-10: Celeste Lecesne re-

Saturday, Aug. 13: Craft fair, local crafters, free, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ancram Opera House

Real Stories, local residents share their stories with the community. $25. 8 p.m., at the Hilltop Barn in Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 NY State Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Saturday, July 23: Crystal Radio Sessions: Upstate series, reading of “Amontillado,” by Hugh Sheehy. $25. 8 p.m., at the Hilltop Barn in Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale, N.Y.

turns to expand on their solo performance, “Poof!” initially seen as part of last summer's Plein Air Plays. Fairies have always enjoyed a close association with the natural world. But with so much of it under threat from climate change, the fairies are beginning to speak their mind and cast a few spells. $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, July 30: An Evening

Art in the Park

with the Bengsons; celebrated composing and performing duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson present an exhilarating evening of musical storytelling. $35. 8 p.m. at the Circa 1799 Barn, 105 Simons Road, Ancramdale, N.Y.

Park Place, Lee 845-661-1221, americanartmarketing.com

Aug. 5-21: “Invasion!,” by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, is a satirical comedy centered on a name: Abulkasem. What is introduced as an amorphous word of many meanings spirals into a range of potential identities: Abulkasem is an uncle visiting from Lebanon, a renowned theater director, an asylum-seeking apple picker, and the world’s most dangerous terrorist. In a whirlwind of interconnected vignettes, “Invasion!” confronts prejudices about identity, race and

May 28-30: 30 artists showing work. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art Omi 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. 518-392-4747, artomi.org The Sculpture & Architecture Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. The Benenson Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 28: Summer Season opening. Come see newly installed work in the Sculpture & Architecture Park by artists Alexandre Arrechea and Iván Navarro, and revisit your other favorite pieces by Olaf Breuning, Dan Colen, Wendy Evans Joseph, Alicja

PHOTO PROVIDED BY B. DOCKTOR

Celeste Lecesne, co-founder of The Trevor Project, in a scene from “POOF!” at the Ancram Opera House in 2021.


34 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Kwade, Will Ryman, Jean Shin, David Shrigley, Cameron Wu and more. Register online.

Saturday, June 4: Seasonal Landscape Walk with artist Brece Honeycutt. $15, free for members. 11 a.m. Register online.

Saturday, June 18: Architecture open studios, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2: Park and Gallery Introduction Tour, 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required.

Saturday, July 30: Pollinator Walk with Fox Farm Apiary. $15, free for members. 11 a.m.

Aston Magna Music Festival 888-492-1283, astonmagna.org

PHOTO PROVIDED BY HOLY HOCH

Art in the Park returns to Lee May 28-30.

Except for the Mahaiwe performance, which has a range of pricing, tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

June 24 and 25: The Devil’s

in the Tales. Two musical/ theatrical works featuring the struggle between good and evil: Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Humanity and Lucifer” (1706) and Igor Stravinsky’s Faustian “The Soldier’s Tale” (1918), 7 p.m. Friday at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. For the Great Barrington performance, purchase tickets at mahaiwe. org or call 413-528-0100. Pre-concert talks with Artistic Director Daniel Stepner, 6:15 p.m. before each event.

July 1 and 2: “The Chamber Music of Robert and Clara Schumann.” Performing are David Hyun-Su Kim, fortepiano; Daniel Stepner, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; and Jacques Lee Wood, cello. 7 p.m. Friday at Hudson Hall and 7 p.m. Saturday at Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington.

&

Landscaping Design Services

w

Whitney’s Farm

e work to meet your landscaping needs and we offer a one year plant guarantee on all plant material that we install. We have a fully stocked nursery, we can walk with you and hand select that best plants for your landscape. We offer the following services, if you are looking for something that is not listed please contact us! WE ARE A FULLY INSURED COMPANY

Tree Installation (container and balled & burlaped) | Shrub Installation Landscape Design | Evergreen / Privacy Hedge Flowering Shrub Installation Perennial Garden Installation | Mulching | Stump Grinding Heavy Brush Mowing | Sod & Lawn Installation Patios/Walkways | Retaining Wall lnstallation Pond & Water Features Stone Full Selection of Landscape Supplies including mulch, decorative stone, compost, & topsoil - Delivery Available -

Shop Our Garden Center Grass Seed | Lawn Fertilizer | Top Soil | Garden Seeds | Bulbs | Potting Soil | Plant Fertilizer Pest & Disease Control Products | Organic Garden Solutions | Decorative Planters and so much more…

1775 S. State Rd. - Rt. 8 • Cheshire, MA 01225 • Phone: (413) 442-4749 • whitneysfarm.com


Summer Previews 2022 | 35

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 July 8 and 9: The Chamber

Sunday, June 12: Preservation

Music of J.S. Bach, including excerpts from “The Musical Offering,” with Andrea LeBlanc, baroque flute; Peter Sykes, harpsichord; Daniel Stepner, baroque violin; and Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba. 7 p.m., Friday at Hudson Hall and 7 p.m. Saturday at Saint James Place.

talk, “Preservation History in Pittsfield” with John Dickson. Free. 6 to 6:50 p.m. Oakes & Smith. Free. 6 p.m.

July 15 and 16: “All Handel”

Sunday, July 17: Live music by

program offers “Armida abbandonata” and “Gloria” with soprano Dominique Labelle; Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. 7 p.m., Friday at Hudson Hall and 7 p.m. Saturday at Saint James Place.

July 22 and 23: “Double Apotheosis: Francois Couperin’s Tributes to Corelli and Lully,” performed by Daniel Stepner and Edson Scheid, baroque violins; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; Catherine Liddell, theorbo; and Michael Sponseller, harpsichord. 7 p.m., Friday at Hudson Hall and 7 p.m. Saturday at Saint James Place.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington 413-644-4400, simons-rock.edu

Sunday, July 10-Saturday, July 23: Curiosity Camp at Simon’s Rock, a two-week exploration of college living and learning designed for students currently completing grades 9, 10 and 11. For information about registration and tuition, visit the website.

Bascom Lodge Atop Mount Greylock, Adams 413-743-1591, bascomlodge.net

Sunday, June 5: Nature talk, “The Birds of Mount Greylock” with Ed Neumuth. Free. 6 to 6:50 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Live music by

welcome. 5 p.m. Outdoors on BAC lawn (rain location at Becket Federated Church).

Sunday, June 12: Community

Duo Eamon. Free. 6 p.m.

Storytelling. Bring a dish to share and a story about life in the hilltowns or just come to listen. 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: Live music by

Monday, June 20: Exploration

Sunday, July 3: Live music by

Paul Green Trio. Free. 6 p.m. Wintergreen. Free. 6 p.m.

Jazz Dinner Series Dinner and music from 7 to 9 p.m.; beverage hours begin at 4 p.m.

May 28, June 11, July 23, Aug. 20: The Wes Brown Trio with vocalist Jill Connolly.

June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3: The Michael Junkins Group.

June 19, July 16: The Jeanine Ouderkirk Trio.

Saturday, June 25: Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert performance, 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 25: The Michael Benedict Trio, dinner and jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. July 9 and Aug. 13: The Atla and Matt DeCamplain Trio.

July 30 and Aug. 27: The Michael Benedict Trio.

Becket Arts Center 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket 413-623-6635, becketartscenter.org

June 3-20: “Celebrating Color” Juried Exhibit 1, noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday.

Saturday, June 4: 2022 Season Opening, noon to 4 p.m. Silent auction, jazz guitarist, 1 p.m.; Artist reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Monday, June 6: Exploration Series Lecture: Bill Wurtzel, “Funny Food Art,” 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Music Brings Communities Together: Local Roots and Bluegrass. Free and open to the public; donations

Series Lecture: Ralph Pearson, "The Group of Seven.” $5 suggested donation. 6:30 p.m.

June 24-July 12: “Nature Seen” Juried Exhibit 2, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday; closed July 4.

Saturday, June 25: “Nature Seen” Juried Exhibit 2 artists reception, free, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25: Music Brings Communities Together: Bobby Sweet and Band. Free, donations welcome. 5 p.m., outdoors on BAC lawn (rain location at Becket Federated Church).

Saturday, July 9: Stanley Marcus Sculptures dedication. Free and open to the public. 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Music Brings Communities Together: Cliff Eberhardt. Free, donations welcome. 5 p.m., outdoors on BAC lawn (rain location at Becket Federated Church).

Monday, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1: Come Dance With Us! Join

Series Lecture: Kevin O'Hara, author of “Ins and Outs of a Locked Ward.” $5 suggested donation. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 23: Music Brings Communities Together: Brian Conway, Irish fiddler. Free, donations welcome. 5 p.m., outdoors on BAC lawn (rain location at Becket Federated Church).

Thursday, July 28: Close Encounters with Music student performance. Free, donations welcome. 5 p.m., at Becket Congregational Church, YMCA Road, Becket. Saturday, July 30: Garden Tour. Four Becket Arts Center members invite you to wander at your own pace through their creations, owners are available for questions. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps available at Becket Arts Center. Rain date, July 31. Monday, Aug. 1: Exploration Series Lecture: Michael Hamburg, "Across the Universe. A Tour of The Cosmos.” $5 suggested donation. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5-Aug. 22: Becket Arts Center Member Show, noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday.

Saturday, Aug. 6: Becket Arts Center Member Show artist reception. Free. 10 a.m. to noon.

a gently-paced movement class that includes a warmup, simple phrases across the floor and fun and creative movement improvisations, all ability levels are welcome, ages 18 and up. $10 per class. 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 6 and 7: 4th Annual Open Studios DriveAbout. Take a drive to visit artist studios around the Becket Arts Center. Free. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Maps available at Becket Arts Center.

July 15-Aug. 1: “Inline” Juried

Saturday, Aug. 13: Music

Exhibit 3, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday.

Saturday, July 16: “Inline” artist reception. Free. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17: Community Storytelling. Bring a dish to share and a story about life in the hilltowns or just come to listen, 5 p.m.

Monday, July 18: Exploration

Brings Communities Together: Chantell McFarland and Louise Mosrie. Free, donations welcome. 5 p.m., outdoors on BAC lawn (rain location at Becket Federated Church).

Monday, Aug. 15: Exploration Series Lecture: Bob Reiss "Borders Between Fact and Fiction, What Really Happened?" $5 suggested donation. 6:30 p.m.


36 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 a StoryWalk®, play lawn games, explore nature materials, create crafts and more to celebrate the start of the library's "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" summer reading program.v10 a.m. to noon at The Common, First Street, Pittsfield.

Tuesday, June 28: Summer Kickoff Movie Night, ages 1217. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19: Storytelling Games: A four-week workshop for youth ages 6-11 and their caregivers to spark creativity, practice communication, express emotions and make connections. 3 p.m. in the library auditorium. Call the Children’s Library for more information, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

The Berkshire Art Museum in North Adams celebrates the opening of the exhibition “Artists of the Thursday Chinese Dinner Group,” 6 to 9 p.m., July 1.

Wednesday, June 29: Messy Play & Art, ages 4-10 with their caregivers, siblings welcome. 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Friday, Aug. 26-Sept. 12: “In-

June 22-Oct. 16: New and per-

nate” Juried Exhibition 4, noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday.

manent exhibitions, including “Artists of the Thursday Chinese Dinner Group,” work by 30 artists who regularly dine together at Meng’s Pan-Asian restaurant in North Adams; “A 1930s Berkshire Dinner Party,” the fashion collection of Greg Lafave; “Phil Sellers,” a memorial presentation; and Robotic "Walter's Ontogen;" Lexan/ Iceberg Installation; Early Works by Eric Rudd 19661980; A Chapel for Humanity.

Thursdays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11: Garden Club.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM

Saturday, Aug. 27: “Innate” artist reception. Free. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28: Becket Arts Center Gala; food, fun and music from The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. 5 p.m., at Camp Watitoh, Route 8, Becket.

Berkshires Arts Festival Ski Butternut 380 State Road, Great Barrington 845-661-1221, americanartmarketing.com

July 1-3: 150 Jury selected artists from across the country.

Berkshire Art Museum 159 E. Main St., North Adams Annex: 82 Summer St. (Post Office Square) Summer hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Fall hours: noon to 5 p.m. weekends. 413-664-9550, BAMuseum.org

Friday, July 1: Opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m.

Berkshire Athenaeum 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield 413-499-9480, pittsfieldlibrary.org

June 1: The Children’s Library and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum announce the 44th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and the 25th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults. Contest opens Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Entries may be dropped off in person, mailed or emailed. Email Children's entries to childrens@pittsfieldlibrary. org and Young Adult entries to youngadult@pittsfieldlibrary. org. Deadline for entries is 4 p.m., Aug. 1. For more information and official rules, email childrens@pittsfieldlibrary. org with "Short Story Contest" in the subject line or call the Children’s Library at 413-4999480 ext 5.

June 27-Aug. 13: Join the Berkshire Athenaeum for “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” a free summer reading program supported by The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Readers of all ages are encouraged to visit the library’s website for more information and to register for our reading tracker app Beanstack.

Monday, June 27: Summer Reading Celebration: sign up for summer reading, participate in

Youth ages 5-9 and their caregivers are invited to help plant and maintain the library’s garden. 10 a.m. Meet in the Children’s Library.

Thursday, June 30: Berkshire Natural Resources Council Teen Event: Pick up a Nature Journal kit when you register for Teen Summer Reading, then join a nature identification session with BNRC, ages 10-15. 3 p.m. Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5: Friday Family Game Time. 10 a.m. in the Children’s Library.

Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5: Dungeons and Dragons Club, ages 14-17, noon to 2 p.m.

Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug. 5: Friday Drop-In Gaming, ages 12-17. 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Saturdays, July 2-Aug. 13: Crafty Kids: Camping Edition. Join the Children’s Library for a different craft every Saturday throughout the summer. 10 a.m.


Summer Previews 2022 | 37

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 16: Literacy in the Park. Join the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield CFCE and Central Berkshire ParentChild+ at city parks all summer long! Each week enjoy stories, crafts, activities and take home a free book to build your at-home library, while supplies last. 10 a.m. July 5: Rotary Park playground, 141 Springside Ave. July 12: Ray Crow Park, 25

for Teen Summer Reading, then join artist Sally Tiska Rice for a tutorial on creating nature-themed art using watercolors. All supplies will be provided, ages 10-15. 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20: Butterfly Adventures. An indoor tunnel stocked with adult butterflies native to New England, host and nectar plants with caterpillars, eggs, and chrysalis to explore. 2:30 p.m.

Winter St.

Tuesday, July 26, Aug. 2, 9:

July 19: Kellogg Park, 44

LEGO Games, create games together and explore coding concepts with LEGO bricks, ages 8-12. 3 p.m.

Lincoln St.

July 26: Demming Park, 84 Meadow St.

Aug. 2: The Common, 100 First St.

Aug. 9: Rotary Park playground, 141 Springside Ave.

Aug. 16: Dorothy Amos Park, 320 West St.

Wednesday, July 6: Join drum circle facilitator Otha Day for a lively, interactive afternoon of rhythm and sound activities for the whole family, as well as community connection through drumming. 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Thursday, July 7: Book Speed Dating, ages 12-17. 3 p.m.

Mondays, July 11-Aug. 8: Tinker Time Playgroup. Children ages 2-5 and the caregivers engage in weekly STEAM and sensory activities to encourage discovery and play. 10 a.m.

Tuesdays, July 12, 26 and Aug. 9: Teen Movie Nights, ages 12-17. 5 p.m.

July 14-16: Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Book Sale. 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday sale for Friends Members only. Not a member? Join at the door for as little as $10. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Thursday, July 14 and 21: Nature Art with Sally Tiska Rice. Pick up a Nature Journal kit when you register

Wednesday, July 27: Explore the night sky with MCLA’s Star Lab, a portable, inflatable planetarium, for ages 6 and up. 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Thursday, July 28: Berkshire Natural Resources Council Teen Event: Join Library and BNRC staff for an exciting look at the wild side of nature in the Berkshires, from poisonous plants to intense weather and more, ages 10-15. 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: A live owl presentation by Wingmasters, of a variety of rescued owls to show how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive, ages 5 and up. 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4: Survivor Book Club discusses “Northwind” by Gary Paulsen, ages 10-15. 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 8: Ukulele Campfire Songs. Learn to play ukulele, no experience necessary, 2 p.m. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one. Great program for youth of all ages.

Friday, Aug. 12: Summer Reading Finale. There will be games, snacks, activities, and an announcement of the library’s short story contest winners, 10 a.m. to noon at the Common, Firsts Street, Pittsfield.

Summer STEM Series Ages 10-15, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Berkshire Athenaeum Auditorium and Young Adult Department.

Monday, July 11: Foraged Sun Prints: Make a one-of-a-kind piece of art using sun print paper and foraged flowers, leaves and more.

Monday, July 18: DIY Solar Ovens: Make your own personal-sized solar oven, then take your oven home and try it out on a sunny day. Monday, July 25: Clay Impression Crafts: Use items foraged from nature to make impressions in clay, and turn the clay into earrings, key chains, coasters and more.

June 1 to Aug. 31: Guided Garden Tours, with adult admission, daily 11 a.m. to noon. Thursdays, June 2-Sept. 29: Sunset Yoga in the Garden, free, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Gardening for Baby Boomers: 10 Ways to Garden Smarter as We Get Older, online. $18, $12 members. 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 11-Oct. 28: Symbiosis — ART/GARDEN Gallery and outdoor sculpture. Free with adult admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 16: Shades of Summer in Natural Wines. $49, $39 members. 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18: Terrariums

Monday, Aug. 1: Water Bead

with the Plant Connector. $65, $55 members. 10 a.m. to noon.

Science: We know that water beads grow in water, but will they grow in orange juice or vinegar? Join us to test the science of how water beads grow!

Tuesday, June 21: Golden Hour in the Garden: Horticulture Walks with BBG Director of Horticulture Eric Ruquist. $20, $15 members. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 8: Hammered

Tuesday, June 21: Herbs for Lyme Disease, online. $15, $10 members. 5 to 6 p.m.

Flower Prints: Preserve the beautiful colors and patterns of your favorite plants by hammering them into paper! You can use your prints to make notecards, bookmarks and more.

Berkshire Bach Society 413-528-9555, berkshirebach.org

Saturday, June 18: “The Universal Harpsichord” with Mariken Palmboom, recital and discussion, music by Bach, Byrd, Couperin and more, 4 p.m., venue TBA. Saturday, July 9: 2022-2023 Season Preview. Orli Shaham in recital, a Berkshire Bach fundraiser at a private residence, 3 p.m

Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge 413-298-3926 berkshirebotanical.org

Thursday, June 23: Fireflies in the Meadow. $19, $15 members. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, July 6-27: Plein Air Painting: The Garden in Watercolor. $265, $225 members. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 8: Field Study: The Wilds of Church House. $55, $45 members. 10 a.m. to noon. Tuesday, July 19: Golden Hour in the Garden: Horticulture Walks with BBG Director of Horticulture Eric Ruquist. $20, $15 members. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19: Bats of the Berkshires with Mass Audubon. $19, $15 members. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 22: Behind-thescenes tour of Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston and nearby Brigham Hill Farm. $75, $65 members. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


38 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Saturday, July 30: Family Day;

Daily: Grounds and nature

Giggle Park will live up to its name as kids of all ages are awed and amazed by the two different magicians and a participatory drum circle. The afternoon will end with a special performance from the beloved local performer Roger the Jester. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the park behind Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington.

trails at Arrowhead are open year-round free of charge during daylight hours. To protect and preserve this natural and historic habitat, dogs must be leashed at all times and owners must clean up after their pets. Free.

Great Barrington Farmers Market May 28-Sept. 3: Musicians to play from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Then, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., busker groups will perform outside at six locations.

Berkshire Busk! Roadside PHOTO PROVIDED BY SAM BREWER

Berkshire Busk returns to downtown Great Barrington May 27Sept. 3. Friday, July 29: Field Study: Digging Deeper at Twin Maples. $65, $45 members. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesdays, Aug. 3-24: Plein

TBD. $15, $10 members. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Family Fridays Friday, July 29: The Amazing

Air Painting: The Garden in Watercolor. $265, $225 members. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Amphibians of the Berkshires. Free with adult admission. 11 a.m. to noon.

Friday, Aug. 19: Nighthawks

Friday, Aug. 5: Nature Matters.

with Mass Audubon. $19, $15 members. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free with adult admission. 11 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 20 and 21: The Annual

Friday, Aug. 12: Under One

Grow Show. Free with adult admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesdays, Aug. 31-Sept. 14:

Sky: Songs & Stories for the Whole Earth. Free with adult admission. 11 a.m. to noon.

Studies in Watercolor. $195, $170 members. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: The Wild World

Sept. 3 and 4: Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show, $5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26: Birds of Prey. Free with adult admission. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Music Mondays

Berkshire Busk

Monday, July 11: Gine Coleman

Berkshirebusk.com

& Misty Blues. $15, $10 members. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 18: Mary Witt & the O-Tones. $15, $10 members. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25: Performers

of Reptiles. Free with adult admission. 11 a.m. to noon.

July 23 and Aug. 20: WSBS will bring up its mobile broadcast station to Railroad Street and will broadcast live performances and interview buskers.

Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day: Berkshire Mountain Distillers hosts the Berkshire Busk! Roadside satellite stage adjacent to its outdoor covered pavilion with live music Saturdays at the distillery in Sheffield, rain or shine. Craft cocktails (available for purchase) served from an outdoor bar featuring BMD’s Cultural Cocktails program. Music is free, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visit berkshirebusk. com/roadside.

Railroad Street Saturday Nights July 9-Sept. 3: Railroad Street will be transformed into a walking zone “town square” with outdoor performances, a night market and dining.

Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield 413-442-1793, mobydick.org

Guided tours: Guided tours of Herman Melville’s historic Arrowhead are $16, adults; $14, seniors; $10, students; free for children 12 and under and members. First tour begins at 10 a.m. Last tour begins at 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 28: Veteran tour guide John Dickson and Executive Director Lesley Herzberg lead an enlightening walk through Arrowhead and the surrounding grounds. Free. 11 a.m. Rain date: May 29.

Saturday, June 4: Join Rene Wendell, president of the Hoffmann Bird Club for a spring migration bird walk. Free. 7 to 9 a.m. Sponsored by MountainOne Insurance.

Wednesday, June 8: “Moby-Dick” Monologue. Actor and educator Stephen Collins performs monologues from Melville’s expansive novel. This performance features the musings of Ishmael, Father Mapple, Captain Peleg, Starbuck, and Ahab. Free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22: Hester Blum on “Moby-Dick.” “Moby-Dick” has a monumental reputation. Less well known are the novel's unexpectedly weird, funny, tantalizing, messy, and wondrous moments. Blum, leading Melville scholar and editor of the new Oxford World’s Classics edition of Moby-Dick, discusses these moments and her additions and annotations of Melville's best-known novel. Free. 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 24: Join writer-in-residence emeritus Jana Laiz and author Alexis Portillo as they celebrate the release of their new book, “Thirty-Five Days To Baltimore.” Free. 5:30 p.m. July 2–Oct. 31: “The WPA in the Berkshires.” The history of the Works Progress Adminis-


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 39


40 | Summer Previews 2022

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SAM BREWER

Berkshire Mountain Distillers hosts Berkshire Busk Roadside on Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 tration (1935-1943), the largest of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, and its associated Berkshire projects are examined in this exhibition. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.

Tuesday, July 26: Irish lace ex-

July 22-31: “ReWritten” is an immersive performance that explores the often-silenced intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Moving between their lives, work, and remaining letters, ReWritten reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that helped shape American literature. Through dance, live music, visual art, projection, and text this performance questions what happens when we say no to dreams when we want to say yes. Co-created and performed by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie. $15, $10 members, under 12 free. 8 p.m.

July 28-Aug. 1: “Moby-Dick”

pert Beverly Wolov will discuss how lace became so deeply embedded in American material culture. Free. 5 p.m. Sponsored by MountainOne Insurance. Sixth Annual Read-A-Thon. Come on your own or bring a group to read with us. Virtual reading more your style? Join in with others from around the globe from the comfort of your own home. For more information, visit berkshirehistory.org/moby-dick-reada-thon. $5 recommended donation. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. .

Wednesday, July 27: Berkshire County Historical Society Summer Fundraiser, a summer evening of food, drinks and fun. 4 p.m. Tickets available online.

Sunday, July 31: Celebrate the day Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorn on a hike up Mon-

ENJOY THE JOURNEY VINTAGE TRAINS. AGELESS MEMORIES.

Scan to view current schedule. Buy tickets online at: berkshiretrains.org


Summer Previews 2022 | 41

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

45

2022 Season TER HEA

RT

OO UTD

O

Much Ado ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare

TH

SEASON

THE APPROACH y

Directed by Kelly Galvin

JULY 2 – AUGUST 14 The New SpruceTheatre

ina Packer

MAY 6 – 29

OOR

D OUT

Theatre

A WALK E

AT

THE

s d oo W

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare Directed by Jeffrey Mousseau

JUNE 3 – JULY 3

by L Lee Blessing

Directed Di t db by J James Warwick W i k

Tina Packer Playhouse

JULY 15 – SEPTEMBER 4

The Roman GardenTheatre

HYMN by Lolita Chakrabarti Directed by Regge Life

by William Shakespeare Directed by Alice Reagan

JULY 22 – AUGUST 28

AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 18 Tina Packer Playhouse

PLAYS LA A n Proce by Charles Smith

A Festival of New & ReminaginedTitles in Workshop

SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 30

JULY 9 – AUGUST 7

70 Kemble Street Lenox, Massachusetts

Tina Packer Playhouse

413.637.3353 SHAKESPEARE.ORG


42 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Aug. 5–26: “Moby-Dick.” The exhibition is a fascinating dialogue around Melville’s work, how it has inspired generations of artists, and how many of the themes are relevant in today’s world. Featured artists Jim Jasper and Christopher Volpe have created bodies of work exploring themes in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby-Dick. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, or by appointment, at The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Call 413-499-9348.

Friday, Aug. 5: Opening reception for “Moby-Dick,” free, 5 to 8 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Artist talk with Jim Jasper. 5:30 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Historian William Hosley will discuss the history and economic impact of western New England’s “marble corridor.” Free. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24: Artist talk PHOTO PROVIDED BY BERKSHIRE COUNTRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

“Cetology,” by James Jasper, from the Berkshire County Historical Society’s exhibition, “Moby-Dick,” presented August 5-26, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. ument Mountain by joining BCHS for a similar hike and reading of local poet William Cullen Bryant’s “Monument Mountain.” The guided hike takes approximately 2.5 hours and is appropriate for families. Hikers should meet

at the Monument Mountain Reservation Parking lot on Route 7 in Great Barrington and should be prepared with their own water, proper footwear, hiking gear and bug repellent. Free. 9 a.m.

with Christopher Volpe. Free. 5:30 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Festival berkshiregatewayjazz.org

Friday, June 17: Concert with Michael Benedict and Bopitude, 7:30 p.m., Lee Congregational Church, 25 Park Place, Lee.

Saturday, June 18: Jazz Brunch with Rob Putnam

Quartet, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starving Artist Cafe, 40 Main St., Lee. Jazz in the Park with Rich Vinette and RiverBlend at 11:30 a.m., Michael Junkins Group at 1:15 p.m. and Mary Ann Palermo and First Take, 3 p.m. Concert by Karrin Allyson Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lee Congregational Church.

Sunday, June 19: Jazz Brunch with Rich Vinette and RiverBlend, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starving Artist Cafe.

Berkshire International Film Festival 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington 413-2528-8030, biffma.org

June 2-5: BIFF brings a world-class film festival to the Berkshires every spring, celebrating the best of independent film from around the world and from our own backyard. The lineup features 25 documentaries, 27 narrative features, 15 short films and 13 animated shorts. Sept. 4: Gala, BIFF celebrates film with a unique, special event at a private property in the Berkshires.

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival berkshirejewishfilmfestival.org Virtual festival. Each film available for the week it is scheduled. Once you purchase a ticket, you have a week to watch the film, but the film

The Ultimate Above Ground Pool POOLS & SPAS

760 Cheshire Rd., (1 mile north of Berkshire Mall) Lanesboro, Mass

499-2702 59 Years

Lifetime Warranty

by LaFrance Inc.

Financing Available above ground or inground


Summer Previews 2022 | 43

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 must be watched within a 48hour period. Some films have limited tickets.

Monday, July 11: “Song Searcher,” 4 p.m. Traveling throughout Ukraine, Moyshe Beregovsky, a musician and scholar, recorded and studied the traditional music of Ukrainian Jewry during the most dramatic years of Soviet history. Beginning in the 1920s, he succeeded in saving the musical heritage of the centuries-old Yiddish civilization. “Rose,” 8 p.m. At age seventy-eight, Rose, an orthodox Jewish woman, redefines herself as an independent woman after losing her devoted and loving husband, upsetting the balance of her family.

Monday, July 18: “The Adventures of Saul Bellow,” 4 p.m. The documentary traces Saul Bellow’s rise to eminence and examines his many identities: reluctant public intellectual, ‘serial husband’, father, Chicagoan, Jew, and American. Interviews with the novelist’s family and friends shed light on Bellow’s personality and the way he turned life into art. “The Automat,” 8 p.m. Once upon a nickel, before fast food, one American restaurant empire was unstoppable. Experience the untold story of the Automat in a documentary starring Mel Brooks, with Elliot Gould, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Colin Powell and other notables.

Monday, July 25: “Ronnie’s,” 4 p.m. This documentary explores the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, from a poor Jewish kid in the East End of London to the owner of Ronnie’s, his world-famous jazz club. “More Than I Deserve,” 8 p.m. Newly arrived in Israel, a single immigrant mother and son from Ukraine are deeply affected by their relationship

with a religious neighbor in this finely textured comingof-age drama. Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards, the film reflects emotional depth in its nuanced portrayal of the plight of immigrants to Israel.

Monday, Aug. 1: “The Lost Film of Nuremberg,” 4 p.m. Film director John Ford, head of the OSS Field Photographic Branch, assigned brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg the mission of tracking down and assembling archival footage and photographs of the crimes of the Nazi regime to be used as evidence against the 24 leading Nazis scheduled to stand trial in Nuremberg. The film takes an inside look at this mission and asks questions about collective memory and the process of writing history. “Here We Are,” 8 p.m. Aharon has devoted his life to raising his autistic son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine away from the real world. But now as a young adult, it’s time for Uri to live in a specialized home. While on their way there, Aharon decides to run away with his son, believing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready?

Monday, Aug. 8: Shorts Program, 4 p.m. “Becoming Nakuset.” As a small child, Nakuset was taken from her home in Thompson, Manitoba and adopted into a Jewish family in Montreal. The film tells the story of how Nakuset reclaimed her Indigenous identity, with help from her Bubbe, and became a powerful advocate for her people. “Pops.” Before his death, a Jewish father requested that when he dies, his ashes be sent to space. After his death, his grown children disagree about whether to follow their

father’s wishes. Should he be given a traditional Jewish burial or be sent to space? “In the Image of God.” Rabbi Levi was born intersexual, and like his grandmother and great-grandmother who were also born intersexual, the female gender was imposed on him. The director states that “Levi's story challenges not only our certainties about gender but also the way the political debate is framed: tradition versus progressivism, religion versus individual freedom, old generations versus the new ones.” “The Inspection.” A short narrative film that explores how one courageous educator stands fast when she is challenged about her teaching of the Holocaust. “Petit Rat.” A Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is destroyed by the Nazi invasion of Paris. Decades later, she and her two daughters confront the impact as they dance together for the very first time, towards reconciliation and forgiveness. “Let It Be Morning,” 8 p.m. This narrative film, Israel’s official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, is based on the novel by Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua, and tells the story of a Palestinian man who returns to his village, only to find himself physically and emotionally trapped by a military blockade.

Monday, Aug. 15: “Cinema Sabaya,” 4 p.m. In this heartfelt ode to the unifying power of art, nine women register for a video workshop hoping to learn basic filmmaking techniques. As the strangers, both Arab and Jewish, share the raw footage they shoot each week with their classmates, they are confronted not only by the vast differences in their circumstances

but also by striking points of connection. “The Last Chapter of A.B. Yehoshua,” 8 p.m. A documentary about A.B. Yehoshua, one of the most widely read authors in Israel, whose works are deeply rooted in Jewish culture and the Israeli way of life. The New York Times has called him the Israeli Faulkner. Although dealing with serious illness, widowhood and loneliness, the writer affectionately known as Boolie chooses love and embarks on his final journey.

Berkshire Mountain Distillers 356 South Main St., Sheffield 413-229-0219, berkshiremountaindistillers.com

Ongoing: Complimentary tasting flights for visitors 21 and over, daily. Craft cocktails (available for purchase) served from an outdoor bar featuring BMD’s Cultural Cocktails program. Enjoy shaded seating under BMD’s new outdoor pavilion and free live music on Saturday afternoons. Farmstand selling produce from BMD farm and gardens. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until 6 p.m.

Daily: Self-guided Distillery Tours, learn about the science of distilling and the art of blending with a behind-thescenes tour at BMD's production facility. Complimentary tasting flights for visitors 21 and over. Free. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays until 6 p.m.

Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day: BMD hosts the Berkshire Busk! Roadside satellite stage adjacent to its outdoor covered pavilion with live music Saturdays at the distillery in Sheffield, rain or shine. Craft cocktails (available for purchase) served from an outdoor bar featuring BMD’s Cultural Cocktails


44 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 seniors. 7 p.m. Thursday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 21, 23 and 24: Great Art on Screen: “Raphael: The Young Prodigy.” $10 general admission, $7 members. 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Aug. 11, 13 and 14: National Theatre Live, “King Lear.” $18 general admission, $15 members, students and seniors. 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Aug. 25, 27 and 28: Great Art on Screen: “Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition.” $10, $7 members. 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Berkshire Opera Festival PHOTO PROVIDED BY KEVIN SPRAGUE

Take a self-guided distillery tour or enjoy a complimentary tasting flight at Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Sheffield. program. Music is free. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visit berkshirebusk. com/roadside.

Through Oct. 10: As a tribute to the arts and to kick off Berkshire Mountain Distillers 15th anniversary, BMD's Cultural Cocktails program features a collection of 16 recipes highlighting BMD spirits to be served at bars, restaurants, hotels and events across the region. Based on classic cocktail recipes created by local bartenders, each drink has been named in collaboration with local cultural organizations. Cocktail recipes, participating arts organizations and hospitality partners included on the website.

Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams facebook.com/berkshiremountainsfaeriefestival

Saturday, June 18: Faerie VIllage, merchants and artisans,

live music, puppets and more. Participants are encouraged to come in costume, if desired. $10, adults, $4, ages 6 to 12; 5 and under, free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Berkshires (within 60 miles of Berkshire Museum).

Berkshire Museum

June 2, 4 and 5: National Theatre Live: “The Book of Dust.” Set 12 years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation of “The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage” revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Recommended for teens and adults. $18, general admission; $15, members, students and seniors. 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

39 South St., Pittsfield 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Ongoing: Animals of the World in Miniature, Aquarium, Berkshire Backyard, Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Rocks and Minerals Gallery, Objects and their Stories.

Through June: “Project Vaccine: Our Best Defense (Proyecto Vacunas: Nuestra mejor defensa).” Learn about vaccines and their development, viral transmission, and the many steps and countless professionals involved in the creation of — and roll out of — vaccines.

June 4-Sept. 11: “Art of the Hills: Visual Evidence.” A jury-selected art showing of artists practicing in the

June 25-October: “Living Ink: The Art of Tattoos.”

Little Cinema Screenings

June 16, 18 and 19: Great Art on Screen: “Maverick Modigliani.” $10 general admission, $7 members. 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

July 7, 9 and 10: National Theatre Live, “Cyrano de Bergerac.” $18 general admission, $15 members, students and

413-213-6622, berkshireoperafestival.org

July 21 and 23: “Three Decembers,” music by Jake Heggie, libretto by Gene Scheer, based on a Terrence McNally play. An intimate, compelling chamber work in one act, conducted by Christopher James Ray in a new production by Beth Greenberg. The story follows a family (a fading Broadway actress and her two adult children) through three decades as they grapple with AIDS, addiction, dysfunction and deceit. $20$60. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday at PS:21, 2980 NY-66, Chatham, N.Y.

Aug. 10: “High on the Ramparts.” Soprano Kearstin Piper Brown and tenor Joshua Blue perform works by trailblazing Black composers spanning two centuries. Free. 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Aug. 20, 23, 26: “Don Giovanni.” Conductor Brian Garman and director Jonathon Loy put their spin on Mozart’s celebrated tragicomedy, capturing the downfall of a "charming" wealthy sexual predator. $20$120. 1 p.m. Saturday and


Summer Previews 2022 | 45

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Berkshire Pride berkshirepride.org

Saturday, June 4: Parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on Eagle Street in Pittsfield, heading towards The Common; festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on The Common. Rain or shine.

Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey 413-528-6888, bidwellhousemuseum.org

Ongoing: Hour-long guided tours of the 1760s house; learn about life in the 18th Century Berkshires. $15, adults: $10, seniors: $5 students, free 12 and under. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday by appointment.

Sunday, May 29: “No Such Thing as Idle Hands: The History of Women's Work,” opening concert and reception with Diane Taraz. $15, free for members. 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 4: History talk, “Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano” with Robert Allison. $10, free for members. 11 a.m., at the Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham. Saturday, June 25: Bidwell Country Fair. A community event with colonial reenactors, live music, food and drink, children’s activities and historic craft demonstrations. Free. Noon to 4 p.m. Note: The museum is closed for tours this day.

Saturday, July 9: History talk, “Murder and Mercy on the Susquehanna: Captain Civility of Conestoga Teaches Pennsylvania Colonists New Principles of Justice” with Nicole Eustace. $10, free for members. 11 a.m., at the Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM

Take in a colonial reenactment and more during the Bidwell County Fari, at the Bidwell House Museum in Monterey on June 25. Saturday, July 9: Join a group of friendly goats for a 90-minute hike on the Museum property. $25, $20 members. 1 p.m.

read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science at the end. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Lincoln Tours

Saturday, July 16: History talk, “Underwriting the United States” with Hannah Farber. $10, free for members. 11 a.m., at the Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Saturday, July 16: Nanci Worthington will guide kids 8-18 (under 8 with an adult) on how to observe nature and record it with notes and drawings. No art skills required, just a love of nature and curiosity! 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 26: World

Saturday, July 16: Take an informative tour of the beautiful Bidwell gardens with Museum gardener Pat Parkins. $10, free for members. 10 a.m. Friday, July 29: Bidwell In Bloom, the museum’s annual summer fundraiser. Music, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction in the museum gardens. 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale in June.

Bushnell-Sage Library 48 Main St., Sheffield 413-229-7004, bushnellsagelibrary.org

Saturday, June 25: Alec Carvlin will be reading his debut picture book, “How to Bake a Universe.” Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book

Saturday, July 23: A fun and participatory performance by acclaimed musician and performer, Tom Sieling. 11 a.m.

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival Cambridge, N.Y. cambridgenychamber.com/ balloon-festival

June 3-5: 20th annual festival. Schedule to be announced.

Chesterwood The studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge 413-298-2023, chesterwood.org

and Specialty Topic Tours: Sundays and Mondays, with admission, 3 p.m. premiere of the documentary film “Daniel Chester French: American Sculptor,” $25, 7 p.m. at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

Monday, May 30: The Lincoln Memorial Centennial event with the Berkshire Jazz Collective, $10 adults, free children, noon to 3 p.m. Friday, June 3: National Sculpture Society’s Annual Conference Modeling Competition in Daniel Chester French’s Studio, with admission, 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 30: Arts Alive: Collective of Choreographers from Berkshire Pulse, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 7: Arts Alive: Musicians of Ma’alwyck, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14: Arts Alive:


46 | Summer Previews 2022 Reading with Rachel Urquhart and Franny Choi, $25, adults; free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15: 44th Annual Contemporary Sculpture Show artists’ reception, free, 5 p.m. Thursday, July 28: Arts Alive: Tableaux Vivant, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4: Arts Alive: Ian Spencer Bell, dancer-in-residence, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10: Arts Alive: Reading with Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Arts Alive: Victoria Lewis, violin, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Arts Alive: Qualia Dance Collective, $25 adults, free for children under 18, 5:30 p.m.

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Chester Theatre Company 15 Middlefield Road, Chester 413-354-7771, chestertheatre.org

Performances: 2 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Talkbacks follow Thursday and Saturday matinees. Cast Conversations follow Friday night shows. There is a panel discussion following the first Sunday matinee. Tickets are $52.50.

June 23-July 3: “Pride@Prejudice” written and directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer. A reimagining of the beloved Jane Austen classic filled with bloggers, chat rooms, Austen enthusiasts and even Jane herself. A hilarious and moving homage to Jane Austen’s most beloved novel.

July 7-17: “Birds of North

38th Summer Season at the base of the Berkshires in New Lebanon, NY.

15 minutes from Pittsfield.

America,” written by Anna Ouyang Moench, directed by Cara Hinh. Binoculars. Birds. A Baltimore backyard. Over the course of a decade, a father and daughter navigate the changes in the climate and in their relationship. As the world around them shifts in ways both towering and minute, the one constant is the life list they keep in their birding notebook.

July 28-Aug. 7: “Pass Over,” written by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Christina Franklin. Moses and Kitch want out of their Chicago neighborhood and off the corner to which they are tethered. They dream of the things that await them in the Promised Land — clean socks and the return of a dead brother — if only if they can pass over. This was the first play performed when Broadway reopened in 2021.

Aug. 11-21: World premiere, “To the Moon and Back,” written by Darcy Parker Bruce, directed by Keira Naughton. Starring Tara Franklin and Raye Birk as a daughter and father with history as murky as the dark side of the moon. Scout alternately maps craters searching for… something, and flips burgers at her day job as she tries to outrun the shadows of the past she shares with her dad, who spends his days watching gameshows from his lawn chair — on the moon.

Close Encounters with Music cewm.org

Sunday, May 29: Reeds and

Please visit thetheaterbarn.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Season tickets are available for only $175!

Strings. First oboist of the New York Philharmonic Liang Wang leads the way from Mozart’s Oboe Quartet to Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto and Britten’s Metamorphosis. Tchaikovsky Competition winner, violinist Itamar Zorman, violinist Susan Heerema, violist Michael Strauss and Yehuda Hanani perform the Beethoven String

Trio in C minor, written in his dramatic, misterioso key. $28-$52. 4 p.m., at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Sunday, June 12: Musica Latina. Classical Spanish and Flamenco dancer and choreographer Irene Rodriguez, joined by joined by violinist Giora Schmidt, pianist Max Levinson, guitarist Christian Puig, and Yehuda Hanani in repertoire ranging from Sarasate, Granados, de Falla, Manuel Ponce to Astor Piazzolla and Cuban composer Jorge Martin. $28-$52. 4 p.m. at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

Columbia County Fair 32 Church St., Chatham, N.Y. columbiafair.com

Aug. 31-Sept. 5: Schedule to be announced.

Concerts in the Park Lee Cultural Council Park Place, Lee

Performances at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, July 3: Robin O’Herin, 12:30 p.m.; Marylou Ferrante, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: Eva Marie Capelli, 12:30 p.m.; Wildcat O’Halloran, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 17: Liv Cummins, 12:30 p.m.; Garrin Benfield, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24: Sherry Steiner, 12:30 p.m.; Bill and Jaye, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 31: Dominic Cucinotti, 12:30 p.m.; Bel Canto Chamber Players, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7: Tere Luna Romantica, 12:30 p.m.; Acousticca, 1:30 p.m.

CozQuest Treasure Hunt and Makers Market The Common, First Street, Pittsfield

Saturday, June 11: Indoors Out!, EforAll Berkshire County and


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

• Affordable Financing Options • Fast Turnaround • Prompt Callbacks • Professionally Installed by an IKO Craftsman Premier Contractor • Velux Skylights Certified Installer Family Owned & Operated for 3 Generations!

413.655.ROOF jsmegalroOfing.com 20+ years Exp.

r e T t u G o N ! s L l a f r e Wat

LIFETIME NO-CLOG WARRANTY • Will Never Pull Away From Your Home • Guaranteed Stability • Made in USA • Promotes Maximum Waterflow • Completely Enclosed • Professional Installation • Affordable Financing Options

413.599.FLOW jsmegalroOfing.com

Summer Previews 2022 | 47

Family-Owned and Operated


48 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

The Egremont Barn 17 Main St., South Egremont 413-528-1570, theegremontbarn.com

Saturday, May 28: British-born singer/songwriter James Maddock, $25, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Todd Day Wait and Coleman Williams perform, $15, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18: American rock band Hollis Brown, $15, 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24: Sarah Borges performs, $20, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

First Fridays Artswalk Downtown Pittsfield 413-443-6501, firstfridaysartswalk.com

June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2:

PROVIDED BY KIM CHIN-GIBBONS

Double Edge Theater, in Ashfield, presents a response to Euripides’ “The Bacchae,” July 15-Aug. 6. the Pittsfield Farmers Market present a Treasure Hunt and Makers Market. The Treasure Hunt is free and open to all. Free admission to the Makers Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crescendo

Aug. 25-28: Schedule of events and entertainment TBA.

Double Edge Theatre 948 Conway Road, Ashfield 413-628-0277, doubleedgetheatre.org

Improvisation: Two Keyboards in Dialogue. $35-$60, $10 youth. 4 to 6 p.m.

July 15-Aug. 6: DE's 2022 Summer Spectacle is a response to Euripides’ Bacchae in which women’s rites are no longer in hidden territories but freely able to express their deeply held desires. Previews July 15-17. 8 p.m. in July, 7:30 p.m. in August.

Friday, June 24: Grandson of

Eagles Band

crescendomusic.ludus.com/ index.php Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington.

Sunday, June 12: The Art of the

Afro-Brazilian Slaves: Classical Star Composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia. $35-$60, $10 youth. 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Cummington Fair Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington 413-634-5091, cummingtonfair.com

patriotic to Broadway, 7 p.m., at the Pittsfield Common, 100 First St.

Tuesday, July 12: Eagles Stage Band in the Park, songs from the Big Band era along with a wide variety of jazz and dance tunes, 7 p.m. at the Pittsfield Common.

Tuesday, July 19: Eagles Concert Band Concert, 7 p.m., Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Art exhibitions and opening receptions throughout downtown Pittsfield. Free and for all ages. For more information and to view a listing and map of all participating artists and locations, visit FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

The Foundry 2 Harris St., West Stockbridge 413-232-5222, thefoundryws.com

Friday, May 27: Cantrip. Swirling border pipes, raging fiddle, thunderous guitar and three rich voices blend to create a sound energetic enough to tear the roof off. $25. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28: Charlie

eaglescommunityband.org

Trombone Ensemble, rousing arrangements of big band, jazz and rock’n’roll favorites, 5 p.m., Great Barrington.

Apicella, Don Braden, Avery Sharpe, Austin Walker. Worldclass jazz musicians come together to bring you a night to remember. $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 12: The Eagles

Wednesday, July 27: Eagles

Saturday, June 4: Gold Casio.

Stage Band, donations welcome, 3 p.m., Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Eagles Stage Band, 2 p.m. at Hinsdale Dayz.

Tuesday, June 21: Eagles Concert Band Concert in the Park, music ranging from

Wednesday, July 20: Eagles

Concert Band, 7 p.m., Dalton CRA, 400 Main St.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Eagles Band Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., at the Common.

The group’s advanced sounds blend indie-tronic dance rhythms and pulsing psychedelic pop, pulling from a broad spectrum of influences ranging from 80s art-pop, nu disco, electro-funk and more. $18 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m.


Summer Previews 2022 | 49

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

AWARD-WINNING THEATRE IN DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD

2022 SEASON JULIANNE BOYD

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Alan H. Green, Alysha Umphress, Jacob Tischler, Allison Blackwell and Britney Coleman in Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin, 2021. Photo: Daniel Rader.

BOYD-QUINSON STAGE STAGE BOYD-QUINSON

ST. GERMAIN STAGE

THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

WORLD PREMIERE PLAY

ANNA IN THE TROPICS

Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by HUGH WHEELER Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK Musical Direction by DARREN R. COHEN Choreographed by ROBERT LA FOSSE Directed by JULIANNE BOYD AUGUST 6–28 WORLD PREMIERE PLAY

ALL OF ME

By LAURA WINTERS Directed by ASHLEY BROOKE MONROE SEPTEMBER 21–OCTOBER 9

By BRENT ASKARI Directed by SKIP GREER JUNE 2–25

WORLD PREMIERE PLAY

ABCD

By MAY TREUHAFT-ALI Directed by DANIEL J. BRYANT JULY 1–23

TT

S

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

AUGUST 11–14

BE

By NILO CRUZ Directed by ELENA ARAOZ JULY 16–30

ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN

CELEBRATION OF BLACK VOICES

E

Conceived by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and MURRAY HORWITZ Choreographed & Directed by JEFFREY L. PAGE JUNE 16–JULY 9

TARTELL FAMILY FAMILY OUTDOOR OUTDOOR STAGE STAGE TARTELL

2ND ANNUAL

HE

AD

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

AT THE SYDELLE AND LEE BLATT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

AT R E O F T H E D

EC

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL

THE SUPADUPA KID

Book & Lyrics by SUKARI JONES Music by JOEL WAGGONER Based on the novel by TY ALLAN JACKSON Directed by NJ AGWUNA JULY 29–AUGUST 13

WAITING FOR GODOT By SAMUEL BECKETT Directed By JOE CALARCO AUGUST 19–SEPTEMBER 4

BARRINGTONSTAGECO.ORG 413.236.8888


50 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Quality service.

Perfect air. Air is life. Make it perfect.

TM

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THELMA AND THE SLEAZE

Thelma and The Sleaze, an indie all-female queer southern rock band from Nashville plays The Foundry on July 22. Thursday, June 9: The Jason

413-243-1777 www.leprevostplumbingandheating.com 18 Run Way, Lee, MA 01238 When you need it fixed right and now! @ 2022 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox Dealers are independently owned and operated businesses.

BEACON CINEMA Now Featuring 100% Heated Reclining Seats 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Fine Assortment of Craft Beer and Wine &

RESERVED SEATING

THE NEW STANDARD IN SIGHT, SOUND & LUXURY

www.PHOENIXMOVIES.net 413-358-4780

Ennis Quartet. Celebrating the release of the recording “Jota Sete.” $18 advance, $20 door. 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Lulu and the Broadsides. With a widemouthed, window-rattling sound that stacks up solidly alongside the great blues shouters – Big Maybelle, Big Mama Thornton – Lulu and the Broadsides double-dog dare you not to get out there and move what the good Lord gave you. $20. 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 16: Coral Moons. Coral Moons’ music has roots in blues, jazz, soul, funk and 60’s rock bringing their stories to life. $18 advance, $20 door. 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Arkai. Arkai channels the diversity of the world through genre-bending music, forging new possibilities for what a violin and cello can be. $20. 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22: Thelma and the Sleaze, an independent all-female, queer southern rock band from Nashville. $18 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m. July 23 and 24: The Failure Cabaret. In this dark comedy cabaret, Stephanie Dodd from Fremont, Neb. and Justin Badger from Fremont, Cali. perform their original music and tell their story of meeting in New York, performing on Broadway, accidentally moving to a pretentious mountain town and doing everything in their power to stay sane and married at the same time. $20 advance, $25 door. 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 25: Chelsea Randall. Solo piano recital of modern and contemporary Black composers with a spotlight on George Walker in celebration of his birth month. $25 advance, $30 door. 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5: Skyla Burrell

Saturday, July 2: It Was A Very

Friday, Aug. 12: The Big Take-

Good Year, Cady Huffman (Tony Award winner for “The Producers”) and Mary Ann McSweeney (award-winning jazz bassist, “Girl From the North Country”) investigate music during the pandemic. $25. 7 p.m.

Band, a full-time, hardworking traveling blues band. $25. 7 p.m. over. Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of


Summer Previews 2022 | 51

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

JENNIFER HUBERDEAU — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio highlights Suzy Frelinghuysen’s dual career as an artist and opera singer with the exhibit, “Suzy Frelinghuysen-Painter & Opera Singer-Influences of Cubism & Music in her Art.” Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m.

15 or more must be reserved 2 weeks in advance. Self-guided tours.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Madame

June 23-Oct. 9: “Suzy Frel-

Pat Tandy, with Charlie Apicella and Iron City. $20 advance, $25 door. 7:30 p.m.

inghuysen: Painter and Opera Singer — Influences of Cubism & Music in Her Art” explores Frelinghuysen’s dual career as an abstract painter and dramatic operatic soprano. On display is her music-infused collages and opera costumes as well as the paintings which most closely reference the master Cubist collection of hers and her husband, the artist, writer and collector George L.K. Morris. Tours are self-guided with the aid of audio or written guides with our knowledgeable guides standing by. Timed tickets are required and can be booked on the website.

Friday, Aug. 26: Billy Wylder. The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert, exploring new musical space akin to Devendra Banhart, Beck, and Tinariwen. $18 advance, $20 door. 7:30 p.m.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox 413-637-0166, frelinghuysen.org Hours: June 23-Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. September-Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. May-October, group tours of

June 23-Labor Day: Join Kinney Frelinghuysen as he highlights paintings on view in

the Studio in a short discussion. Free with admission. Check the website for times, Thursday-Sunday.

Painting Demonstrations Fridays at 11 a.m. With admission.

June 24: Tony Conner, watercolor painting.

July 1: Colleen Surprise Jones, acrylic and graphite. July 8: Diane Firtell, mixed media.

July 15: Sally Tiska Rice, watercolor. July 22: Marion Grant, collage. July 29: Terry Wise, oil painting. Aug. 5: Maureen Engle, watercolor.

Aug. 12: Morris Bennett, oil painting.

Aug. 19: Sean McCusker, oil painting.

Aug. 26: Stacey Silkey, acrylic, charcoal.

Ghent Playhouse 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. ghentplayhouse.org

May 27-29 and June 3-5: “Last Train to Nibroc.” In the winter of 1940, two young people are forced to sit next to one another on a crowded train headed east, only to discover a mutual attraction that will change their lives forever. A poignant and captivating gem of a play, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder. $12-$28. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Great Barrington Public Theater 413-528-0684, greatbarringtonpublictheater.org Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington


52 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 June 30-July 10: “Leave Your Fears Here,” a profound and insightful memoir written and performed by acclaimed stage and screen actor James Morrison. $25-$45. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Weave a Napkin Basket workshop, $45, $40 members, $10 materials fee, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Guild of Berkshire Artists

Back Porch Concerts

BerkshireArtists.org

July 8-10 and 15-17: Art on Main art show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, at the Historic Old Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

Hancock Shaker Village 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield 413-443-0188, hancockshakervillage.org

May 30-Nov. 14: “A Spirit of PROVIDED BY HILLTOWN 6 POTTERY TOUR

The 16th annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour takes place July 23 and 24. 101,” a fun, new comedy by Berkshire playwright Mark St. Germain. A neurotic amateur actress leads her community theater class of terrified adults to compete in their county’s First Annual Public Speaking Competition. $25-$50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

with heartbreaking loss, this deeply funny love story blends stand-up comedy, songs and theater to bring audiences on a soul-healing journey through joy and the depths of sorrow to the heights of the human experience. $35. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and 3 p.m. Sunday, no evening performance June 12.

Aug. 4-14: “Things I Know to

June 8-June 26: “The Bard The

July 14-24: “Public Speaking

Be True,” by Andrew Bovell. GB Public presents the East Coast premiere of this brilliant new play that goes straight to the heart of family love, truth and bonding, and exemplifies the power of transformative theater. $25-$50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

GB Public Solo Fest A series of four stand-alone, solo plays.

June 3-12: “Grief, the Musical...a Comedy,” written by Alison Larkin, with original music by Gary Schreiner and directed by James Warwick. Arising from Alison's experience

Beat The Blues,” a punchy compilation of Shakespeare monologues, Beat poetry and live music composed and performed by Will LeBow. $25-$45. 7:30 p.m. June 8, 23, 24, 25 and 3 p.m. June 10, 25 and 26.

June 16-19: “The Shot,” by Robin Gerber, based on the life of the inimitable Katharine Graham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher of The Washington Post, who played a decisive role in bringing down the White House of Richard Nixon. $25-$45. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gift, A Place of Sharing,” a campus-wide exhibition exploring the link between 19th century Shaker and contemporary Asian art, featuring three artists — Yusuke Asai of Japan, Kimsooja of Korea and Pinaree Sanpitak of Thailand.

June 17-Nov. 27: “Swept: This Work I Will Do,” work of artist and broom squire Cate Richards who, inspired by Shaker broom makers, will create sculptural objects with established broom-making techniques to explore issues of gender, race, equality and other topics.

June 11, July 9, 23, Aug. 13, 27, Sept. 3: Goat Yoga, $25, $22.50 members, 10 a.m.

June 11 and 12: Oval box workshop, $150, $135 members, $25 materials fee, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 25: Weave a Basket workshop, $50, $45 members, $20 materials fee, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14: Food for Thought: Cider Makers Dinner with Berkshire Cider Project, $95, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Food for Thought dinner with Mariah and Justin Forstmann from Chingòn Taco Truck, $95, 6 p.m.

Music at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Friday, July 1: Ali McGuirk. Friday, July 22: Hubby Jenkins of Carolina Chocolate Drops. Friday, Aug. 12: The Nields. Friday, Sept. 2: Jake Blount.

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour 413-695-1638, hilltown6.com

July 23 and 24: Self-guided tour, nine potters open their studios to the public. There will be guest artists and demonstrations. Hilltown 6 potters include Robbie Heidinger, Christy Knox, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mark Shapiro, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot and Sam Taylor. Free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule and map at hilltown6.com.

Historical Commemoration Site of Fort Massachusetts Route 2, State Road, North Adams 413-664-4700, nahs@bcn.net

Saturday, Aug. 20: Annual observance of the Siege of Fort Massachusetts August 19-20, 1746. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.

Installation Space 49 Eagle St., North Adams 49eaglestreet.com, info@49eaglestreet.com

Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

June 3-July 24: “Threads of Assumption,” an interactive installation and performance by artists Maria Finkelmeier,


Summer Previews 2022 | 53

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Sofie Hodara, U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo and Martha Rettig.

Aug. 5-Sept. 25: “bent/haus.” bent/haus create mind-bending optical illusions, harnessing light, color, sound, video and data into imaginative and immersive 3D experiences. Whether bouncing off mirrors or suspended in mist, bent/ haus’s curious installations invite viewers to challenge their perception of both inner and outer spaces.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge 413-298-5252, is183.org

Ongoing: In-person art classes exploring ceramics, collage, painting, drawing, photography and more, for all ages and skill levels. Join IS183 for GREEN, the first annual Summer Color Series with a special series of classes inspired by upcycling, natural materials and the color itself!

Sunday, June 5: Celebrate IS183’s 31st Birthday with a taste, a toast and a special announcement, 3 to 6 p.m.

June 13 through Aug. 19: Art Camp. Spend the summer making art and join for up to 10 weeks of creativity, open to ages 6 to 14, camps occur weekly from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Ceramics Student Art Show, a collaboration over the last year between faculty artist, Paula Shalan, and her in-person and online ceramics students from the Berkshires and beyond. Opening reception in the Stairwell Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires 196 South St., Pittsfield 413-442-4360, jewishberkshires.org

Monday, Aug. 22: In Concert: Rick Recht with the Berkshire

Jewish Musicians Collective, $20 adults, $15 under 30, free 18 and under, 7 to 9 p.m. at Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knosh & Knowledge Events at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington

Friday, June 24: Professor Andrew Porwancher, “The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton,” free, 2 p.m.

Friday, July 22: Jeff Robbins, “Birds of a Feather: Anti-Semitism on the Far Right and the Far Left,” free, 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19: Mark Ludwig, “Our Will To Live: Art And Music In Terezín,” free, 10:45 a.m.

Connecting With Community Events at Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, unless noted.

Thursday, June 16: “Baseball in the Berkshires,” with Larry Moore, free, 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, June 23, July 14 and 28: Current events seminar with Steve Rubin, free, 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, June 30: Ruth Bass on “Hate Crimes, History, and Banning Books,” free, 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 7: Margaret Keller, Community Access to the Arts, free, 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, July 21: “Filmed in the Berkshires: A Conversation with Diane Pearlman,” free, 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4: “The Tao of Judaism” with Joel Friedman (Part 1), free, 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11: “The Tao of Judaism” with Joel Friedman (Part 2), free, 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Taking the High Road: Berkshires Natural Resources Council (Part 1), free, 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25: Nature walk with Berkshires Natural Resources Council (Part 2),

PHOTO PROVIDED BY IS183 ART SCHOOL

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires celebrates its 31st anniversary on June 5. free, 10:45 a.m. at Parson’s Marsh, 170 Under Mountain Road, Lenox.

Thursday, Sept. 1: “The Yiddish Music Hour” with Milton Lestz, free, 10:45 a.m.

Knesset Israel Synagogue 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield 413-445-4872, knessetisrael.org

Fridays, June 24, July 22, Aug. 19: Musical Friday night services including traditional and contemporary melodies. Dinner is $20 for adults, free for 18 and under. Services start at 5:45 p.m. Advance registration required for the community dinner following the service: knessetisrael.org/rsvp.

Lenox Art Walks 2022

Wednesday, June 8: Judaic

Downtown Lenox

Paper Cutting workshop, led by artist and scholar Tamar Shadur. Try the centuries-old folk art of Ashkenazi and Sefaradi Jews. $20, includes materials. 1 to 3 p.m. Register by June 1 at knessetisrael.org/rsvp.

June 11 and 12: Family-friendly events, something for everyone to enjoy: Over 40 artists downtown, local galleries, art demonstrations, music and food.

Wednesdays, June 8, July 20, Aug. 3 and 17: Ramblin' With the Rav is a series of moderate summer hikes and forest chats with Rabbi David Weiner at locations including Berry Pond, Perry's Peak, Stony Ledge and the Keystone Arch Bridges. Free. 8:30 a.m. Advance registration required at knessetisrael.org/rsvp.

Lenox Car Show Saturday, June 18: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lenox Concerts in the Park Lilac Park, Main Street, Lenox. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6: Wanda Houston and the HBH Band.

Wednesday, July 13: Lady Di and the Dukes.


54 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Aug. 24, Sept. 3 and 10: “A Call to Places.” Explore the traveler in you with Gabe Belyeu. Aug.10, Sept. 14 and 16: “To Sondheim, With Love.” Meredith Lustig pays tribute to Stephen Sondheim, one of the greatest theatrical minds in history, through his numerous and meaningful correspondence.

Sept. 23 and 30, Oct. 1: Major Arcana returns for “The Next Draw,” a brand new experience, taking the audience on a journey of self-discovery through the lens of the tarot.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St., Great Barrington mahaiwe.org

Friday, May 27: Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love Forever Tour. $40-$75. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 29: Close Encounters with Music. $28-$52. 4 p.m. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE LENOX LIBRARY

The Lenox Library’s annual book sale is scheduled for Sept. 3 and 4. Wednesday, July 20: Vento Chiaro Chamber Ensemble. Wednesday, July 27: The Amy Ryan Band.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Berkshire Jazz Ensemble.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Happy

Mac-Haydn Theatre 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-9292, machaydntheatre.org All tickets $45. Group rates and subscriptions available.

Together.

June 23-July 3: “A Chorus

Wednesday, Aug. 17: The Ea-

Line.” Performers bare their souls and put their lives “on the line” as they audition for a new Broadway musical.

gles Big Band.

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Joanne Redding.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Misty Blues.

Lenox Library 18 Main St., Lenox lenoxlib.org

Sept 3 and 4: Annual book sale. Sneak peek, $10 admission, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday; free admission from noon to 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Lenox.

July 7-17: “Urinetown.” A side splitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

July 12-31: “Kiss Me, Kate.” Two divorced performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew.

Aug. 4-14: “Next to Normal.” An unflinching look at a subur-

ban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.

Aug. 18-Sept. 4: “The Full Monty.” Six unemployed guys come up with a bold way to make some quick cash.

Sept. 9-Oct. 2: “Xanadu.” A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world's first roller disco in this 1980s sensation.

Sept. 9-Oct. 2: “Forever Plaid.” Take a trip back to the 1950s in this revue chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies.

Sept. 3, 14, 21 and 28: “Showstoppers.” Join your favorite Mac-Haydn cast members as they deliver show-stopping performances of musical theater’s greatest hits. From classic to contemporary, it’s the ultimate show tunes revue.

Thursday, June 2: Scott Eyerly’s Virtual Met Opera Lecture, Brett Dean’s “Hamlet,” 5:30 p.m. Scott Eyerly will offer a free opera talk via Zoom the Thursday prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast the following weekend.

Thursday, June 2: BIFF presents: Art & Krimes by Krimes. $20. 7 p.m. Friday, June 3: BIFF presents “Blind Ambition.” $12. 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 4: BIFF presents “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” $12, 10 a.m. “Nothing Lasts Forever,” $12, 1 p.m. “Bernstein’s Wall,” $12, 4 p.m. “Juanita,” $30, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 5: BIFF presents: Animated Short Films, free, 10 a.m. “The Art of Don Gummer,” $15, 1 p.m. “Fire of Love,” $12, 4 p.m. “Pretty Problems,” $15, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Met Opera Live in HD: Brett Dean’s “Ham-


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 let.” $25. 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 12: Close Encounters With Music: Musica Latina. $28-$52. 4 p.m.

Friday, June 17: An Evening with Josh Ritter. $29-$49. 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 18: London’s National Theatre in HD: “Henry V.” $17. 7 p.m.

she produced, followed by a discussion, free, starting at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 10: Opening reception for “Conrad Egyir: Solo Exhibition,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibition is on view until Sept. 9.

Sunday, June 19: Music in

Massachusetts Renaissance Faire

Common presents: The Black Legacy Project documentary film premiere. Free with a reservation. 7 p.m.

Cummington Fairgrounds 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington massrenfaire.com

Saturday, June 25: Aston

Aug. 6 and 7: Family-friendly entertainment, shopping, fairies, and fun during the day, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Then, drop the kids off and come for the adults-only “Market After Dark” on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. for risque shows, bawdy humor, and the “Kilt and Cleavage Contest.”

Magna presents: “The Devil’s in the Tales,” 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: Handel and Haydn Society, Glories of the Baroque: The Great Concertos. $25-$50. 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 21: Irish folk band The High Kings. $39$49. 8 p.m.

Friday, July 22: London’s National Theatre in HD: “Prima Facie.” $17. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23: An Evening with Graham Nash, various ticketing tiers, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27: Chris Friday, Aug. 5: Get Happy!

announced.

Michael Feinstein celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial, starting at $59, 8 p.m.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Opera Festival presents “Don Giovanni.”

Charlemont Federated Church 175 Main St., Charlemont mohawktrailconcerts.org

Sunday, June 26: Poetry of Billy Collins with Court Dorsey, reading, Eugene Friesen, cello, 5 p.m.

Side-Eye. $54-$89. 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: The Telegraph String Quartet, a program of Price, Bacewicz, Ravel, 5 p.m.

MCLA Gallery 51

Sunday, July 17: Amy Burton,

Saturday, Sept. 3: Pat Metheny

51 Main St., North Adams 413-662-5324, gallery51@mcla.edu

Friday, June 3: Lydia Panas will be signing books and presenting on her recent photographs, 3 to 5 p.m. Panas will be screening two short films

CONFRONTING THE MODERN JUNE 18–SEPTEMBER 18

Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington masheepwool.org

May 28 and 29: Schedule to be

Aug. 20, 23 and 26: Berkshire

RODIN IN THE UNITED STATES:

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Isaak, starting at $64, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6: A Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal. $25-$60. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Previews 2022 | 55

soprano, and John Musto, piano, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 24: Masako Yanagita, violin; Adriana Contino, cello; and Estela Olevsky, piano; a program of Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Alice Parker, 5 p.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN MASSACHUSETTS CLARKART.EDU This exhibition is made possible by Denise Littlefield Sobel and Diane and Andreas Halvorsen. Auguste Rodin, The Thinker (detail), original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903, cast 1928. Bronze. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Jacob Epstein Collection; 1930.25.1


56 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

The Mount 2 Plunkett St., Lenox 413-551-5111, edithwharton.org

Tuesdays, through July 25: Guided bird walks with Mass Audubon, free, 8 to 10 a.m. Visit MassAudubon.org/programs to register.

Tuesdays, through Aug. 30: Outdoor yoga with Lenox Yoga, $10 suggested donation, 8 to 9 a.m.

REGISTER INAUGURAL FESTIVAL NOW

REIMAGINING AMERICA SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2022 Lenox, MA www.authorsguild.org/the-foundation/wit-festival/

June 7-Sept. 27: Le Café Français. Enjoy French conversation on the Terrace Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in honor of Edith Wharton's love affair with France! Contact lfoote@ edithwharton.org to register.

Saturdays, through Oct. 1: Guild of Berkshires Artists Plein Air, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your art supplies to The Mount for a day of outdoor creativity. Lunch at noon (buy or bring a lunch), followed by a positive critique. Hosted by the Guild of Berkshires Artists. Sign up at berkshireartists.org.

June-October: Explore the new exhibition of 30 outdoor sculptures installed throughout the grounds of The Mount. Presented in partnership with SculptureNow.

Summer Lecture Series Mondays at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Tickets are $30, $25 members.

July 11 and 12: “Tastes Like War:

Compelling stories. Exceptional performances. Vital Conversations. June 23 - August 21

A Memoir” with Grace M. Cho.

July 18 and 19: “Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect” with Victoria Kastner.

July 25 and 26: “Learning

Town Hall Theatre, Chester, MA

America” with Luma Mufleh.

(413) 354-7771 www.chestertheatre.org

Aug. 1 and 2: “Correctional: A Memoir” with Ravi Shankar. Aug. 8 and 9: “Scientific Americans” with Susan Branson.

Aug. 15 and 16: “The Voice of W.E.B. Du Bois” with Chad Williams.

Aug. 22 and 23: “The Life She Wished to Live” with Ann McCutchan.

Aug. 29 and 30: “Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel” with Kati Marton.

Concerts in the Dell Series Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on-site prior to each event; recommended minimum donation of $10 per person. 100 percent of ticket proceeds will benefit Ukrainian relief efforts.

July 14: Wanda Houston Band. July 21: Muddy Ruckus. July 28: Mukana. Aug. 4: Heard World Jazz. Aug. 11: Misty Blues. Aug. 18: Pamela Means Jazz Project.

Mount Washington Church Fair Church of Christ, East Street and Cross Road, Mount Washington

Saturday, Aug. 6: Crafts and art by local artists, shop on vintage alley, white elephant tent, silent auction, Kids Neighborhood Extravaganza. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music From Salem Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. 518-232-2347, musicfromsalem.org

Sunday, June 5: Viola & Violin Seminar participants and faculty will perform a workshop concert, $15, 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 12: The Cello Seminar annual concert, 3 p.m.

Naumkeag 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge 413-298-8138, thetrustees. org/place/naumkeag

Saturdays, June 4-Sept.3: Morning Yoga, $20, 8 to 9 a.m. Register online.


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Summer Previews 2022 | 57

Tuesday, June 21: Summer Solstice Meditation Walk, $20, 7 p.m., Registration required. Fridays, June 24-July 29: Mindfulness Meditation, $20, 4 p.m. Naumkeag at Night Check-in will be from 5 to 5:30 p.m., with music beginning at 5:30. The gates will close at 6 p.m. Registration encouraged.

Thursday, June 9: The Late Risers.

Thursday, July 14: Fiesta Del Norte.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Kina Zore.

Notchview 83 Old Route 9, Windsor 413-684-0148, thetrustees. org/place/notchview

July 30 and Aug. 20: Star Gazing at Notchview with Arunah Hill Natural Science, $5, members free, 6 to 10 p.m.

Old Austerlitz Austerlitz Historical Society 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y. oldausterlitz.org

Sunday, July 31: The Blueberry Festival, early American craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, a magic act, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep-shearing, artists and crafters, specialty food purveyors, tag sale, outdoor sports and more. Pets not allowed. $8, adults; free for children under 12. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blueberry pancake breakfast, $8, $4 for children under 12, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Olga Dunn Dance Company Stockbridge Library Lawn Main St., Stockbridge 413-528-9674, olgadunndance.org

Saturday, July 2: Eclectic minishow featuring contemporary, theatrical dance pieces. Free. 2 p.m. Rain date, July 3.

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Unfolding Square III is on view at Naumkeag as part of “ViewEscapes,” one of the largest retrospectives of George Rickey’s work in the Northeast in 40 years. Saturday, Aug. 6: Eclectic dance concert, "Global Families, Recess, and Other Dance Pieces." $20 tickets at the door, ages 12 and under free. 7 p.m.

Paradise City Arts Festival Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road, off Route 9, Northampton 800-511-9725, paradisecityarts.com

May 28-30: New England’s leading show of fine crafts, art and sculpture, with 220 juried exhibitors, great food, music, demonstrations and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Day. Tickets online or at the box office.

Pittsfield Fourth of July pittsfieldparade.com

Monday, July 4: Annual parade, “Back with a Bang!,” kicks off at 10 a.m.

Partners in education with Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, & Bard College at Simon's Rock

Expand your mind year-round with OLLI. Five semesters of terrific classes each year, with no tests, no grades, and no prerequisites. Plus lively talks, special events, shared interest groups and more.

Enjoy learning for the love of learning with us! Join over 1,300 of the most creative, engaged & active people in the Berkshires. Join OLLI.

berkshireolli.org 413.236.2190


58 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-6121, ps21chatham.org

June 3 and 4: U.S. debut and premiere, “Re:INCARNATION,” by Qudus Onikeku and the QDance Company. An ode to the richness of Nigerian culture — Re:INCARNATION celebrates the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth and Africa’s powers of reinvention in a show that draws on Afrobeats, Afro dances, and Black aesthetics. $35-$40. 7 to 8 p.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY PARADISE CITY ARTS FESTIVAL

The Paradise City Arts Festival will showcase over 200 artists in Northampton over Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, June 10: Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist: Sean Mason Quintet. With musical roots that include gospel, classical, hip-hop and R&B music, Mason has played and toured with many jazz professionals. $20, free for students and youth. 7 p.m. Friday, June 17: Vox Sambou, the spearhead of the Montreal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, lifts music lovers’ spirits with an original blend of his native Haitian Compas mixed with elements of Afrobeat, jazz, reggae and hip-hop. $30, general admission. $20, students and youth. 7 p.m. Friday, June 24: House Blend Concert I: Bach, Wuorinen, Lansky, Schoenberg. $40, $10 students and teachers. 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: House Blend Concert II: Kagel, Helps, Alvarez, Schubert, Kondo, Gerhard. $40, general admission; $35,members; $10, students and teachers. 5 p.m.

July 6 and 7: The Paul Taylor Dance Company. $55, $50, members; $20, students and youth. 8 p.m.

Friday, July 8: House Blend Concert III: Druckman, Kancheli, Aucoin, Bernstein. $40, $35, members; $10, students; and teachers. 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: World premiere of “I Am the Utterance of My Name.” Sylvia Milo, Nathan Davis, and Joanna Kotze are in residency at PS21 to develop “I Am the Utterance of My Name,” a music-theater piece about the web of clashing myths, beliefs, symbols, and decrees surrounding the life of Mary Magdalene. $20, $10 students and youth. 8 p.m.

July 21 and 23: “Three Decembers,” co-presented with Berkshire Opera Festival, tells the story of aging Broadway star Madeline Mitchell and her two adult children as they struggle to connect and heal old wounds while family secrets are revealed. This intimate, compelling drama takes place over two decades during the AIDS crisis and has been hailed by critics as a modern masterpiece. $60, $20 students and youth. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, July 25: Michael Gordon’s “Field of Vision,” a large-scale, site-specific work adapted to each location where it is performed. Featuring 36 percussionists directed by Doug Perkins, the musicians play specially constructed and tuned percussion instruments, industrial metals, wood, and gongs, designed to produce a complex spectrum of overtones and reverberations. Free. 2 p.m. July 28 and 29: “One. One & One,” by Vertigo Dance Company. $40, $35 member, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Dance with the Mark Morris Dance Group, a free workshop led by company dancers. Free. 1 to 3 p.m., on the Hudson waterfront, Broad Street, Hudson, N.Y.

Friday, Aug. 5: PS21 Gala in the Orchards, with the Mark Morris Dance Group performing “V” and “Water,” plus dinner in PS21’s fields and orchards. 2 to 7 p.m. Tickets: ps21chatham.org/event/ps21s-galain-the-orchard.


Summer Previews 2022 | 59

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Saturday, Aug. 6: Mark Morris Dance Group, “Words,” “Rock of Ages” and “Grand Duo.” $20-$55. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: Jamal Jackson Dance Company, “846,” as part of Crellin Park Day. Noon to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 11: DakhaBrakha, the Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band performing live accompaniment to Alexander Dovzhenko’s silent masterpiece, “Earth.” $35. 3 to 5 p.m.

Sept. 2 and 3: Farm Fatale, “a theater of post-apocalyptic deceleration,” by Philippe Quesne, a centerpiece of PS21 Pathways: Blazing Trails to a Sustainable Future. $40, general admission; $35 members; $20 students and youth. 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3: “C’est pas là, c’est par là” (It’s Not That Way, It’s This Way), by Compagnie Galmae, a Pathways outdoor participatory theater installation by Juhyung Lee. $15, free for students and youth. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Quaker Meeting House Maple Street Cemetery, Adams adamshistorical.us

Sundays, July 10-Oct. 16: Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 and essentially unchanged since its construction, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony. Free tours by members of the Adams Historical Society, 1 to 4 p.m.

Qualia Dance Collective qualiadancecollective.com

Thursday, June 30: Performance at Chesterwood as part of the Arts Alive: Collective of Choreographers from Berkshire Pulse event, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15: Performance at Berkshire Busk.

Friday, Sept. 2: Performance at Berkshire Busk.

Salem Art Works 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, salemartworks.org

413-258-4100, sandisfieldartscenter.org

Ongoing through June 15: The

showcasing artwork created by the NY / VT Artist Residents during their stay at SAE, free, 5 to 7 p.m., at North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main St., Salem, N.Y.

Sandisfield Arts Center will host the Daniel Manacher Prize for Young Artists, submission deadline is June 15. Three artists will be selected as finalists and each will receive $350 in support of their art practice, as well as a group show of their work at the Sandisfield Arts Center Gallery from Aug. 3 to Sept. 7. The prize was generously created by Adam Manacher and Carol Birnbaum, the parents of Daniel Manacher in memory of their son and his passion for art.

Friday, July 22: In Barns 2, 3

June 4-July 3: Exhibit of

Saturday, June 11: Music on the Hill with The Figgs, 4 to 8 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from The Jupe Box. Local craft beers and ciders from R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery will also be available.

Friday, July 1: Artist reception

and 4, SAW’s Young Artists and Studio Artists in Residence will open their studios to share their works in progress, free, 5 to 7 p.m.

works by Jacob Fossum, “Two Candles.”

Saturday, June 4: Opening

ist and Young Artist (Session 1) reception, free, 5 to 7 p.m.

reception for Jacob Fossum’s “Two Candles,” with the artist free, 4 to 6 p.m. Gallery open before and after events and by appointment

Saturday, Aug. 13: Music on

Saturday, June 11: Roger

Friday, Aug. 5: The Studio Art-

the Hill with Big Stone Gap, 4 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: In Barns 2, 3 and 4, SAW’s International Participants in the salem2salem program, Young Artists and Studio Artists in Residence will open their studios to share their works in progress, free, 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26: The Studio Artist and Young Artist (Session 2) reception, free, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26: Artist reception, artwork created by salem2salem Artist Exchange Residents during their stay at SAW, free, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9-11: Festival of Fire 2022. Schedule includes hands-on workshops, artists’ talks, demonstrations, performances, and exhibitions, all centered around fire.

Sandisfield Arts Center 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield

Street Friedman concert with chamber-folk duo Ari and Mia, $20, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 17: Family Film Night, movie TBA, refreshments available. Free. 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 25: “The Green Box,” reading and slideshow presentation by the author, with a preview of the documentary film about World War II that is in development, book signing, $20, 8 p.m.

FRIENDS

Saturday, July 9: Mini Ukulele Festival, ukulele workshop followed by a performance with Bernice Lewis, The Sunday Strummers and Berkshire Ukulele Band. Workshop $20; performance is free. 1 p.m. workshop, 4 p.m. performance.

July 10-Aug. 3: Stacey Silkey Art Exhibit.

Saturday, July 10: Opening reception with Stacey Silkey. Free. 4 to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 15: Family Film Night, movie TBA, refreshments available. Free. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17: Award-winning poets Cornelius Eady and Molly Peacock with the Cornelius Eady Trio for poetry, music, conversation and book signing, co-hosted by Voices of Poetry. Free. 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: Mushroom foraging session with Matt Glushien, meet at the center and learn mushroom identification essentials from Matt, then off to the foraging site, $10, 10 a.m. Sunday, July 31: Enoch Arden Tennyson poem for speaker and piano, set to music by Richard Strauss, performed by Ben and Josh Luxon, $20, 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: Success Stories, a storytelling event with local writer and Moth StorySlam winner, Sheela Clary and others, $10, 7:30 p.m.

Summer

BOOK SALE

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 3 - 7 PM*

( MEMBER NIGHT - NOT A MEMBER? JOIN AT THE DOOR )

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 10 AM - 4 PM SATURDAY, JULY 16, 10 AM - 3 PM Lobby Sale Ongoing The Friends lobby sale offers books for quick pick up, half price, at the Wendell Avenue entrance. On the 29th, 30th, and 31st of each month all Lobby items are 50% off. Books and cd’s for easy pick up. Most 50 cents.

1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 413.499.9493 friends@pittsfieldlibrary.org


60 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

Aug. 13-Sept. 7: Daniel Manacher Young Artists Prize Show. Free. Gallery open before and after events and by appointment.

Sunday, July 31: Ukrainian pianist, Liana Paniyeva, program of Schubert-Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Medtner, Gershwin, Chopin and Schumann, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13: Opening

Sunday, Aug. 7: Composer/pia-

reception and awards presentation for Daniel Manacher Young Artists Prize Show, free, 2 to 4 p.m.

nist Judith Lynn Stillman joins violinist Charles Dimmick and flutist Rachel Braude in a program of duos and trios including many by women composers — Bonis, Price, Chaminade, Bacewicz, Lili Boulanger, and Judith Lynn Stillman's own composition, "Poet As Immortal Bird" for spoken word and piano. $20 suggested donation. 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19: Family Film Night, movie TBA, refreshments available. Free. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20: “Bach Well Tempered, Clavier Book 1,” concert performed by Andrew Sheranian, $20, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20: Intro to Smartphone Photography workshop with Master Photographer Thad Kubis, free, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3: Chris Brubeck and Triple Play concert, $20, 8 p.m.

Sevenars Concerts The Academy, 15 Ireland St., (just off Route 112), Worthington 413-238-5854, sevenars.org

Sunday, July 10: "Family and Friends" season-opening concert: Musicians from the celebrated Schrade and James families join composer/ singer Anita Anderson Cooper and composer/pianist Clifton "Jerry" Noble Jr. in world premieres of their new compositions, plus piano, cello, solos, duos of Liszt, Chopin and Schubert with Rorianne Schrade, Lynelle James and David James, pianists; Christopher James, pianist/cellist. Admission by donation at the door, $20 suggested. 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 17: Christopher James, cello, and Luiz Ortiz, piano, join in duos of Schubert, Schumann, Franck, Dvorak and Villa-Lobos. $20 suggested donation. 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 24: Pianist Jiayan Sun in an all-Schubert program. $20 suggested donation. 4 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14: The Bob Sparkman Trio in the season finale of classic jazz, with Bob Sparkman, clarinet; Jerry Noble, piano; and Kara Noble, bass. $20 suggested donation. 4 p.m.

SculptureNow At The Mount 2 Plunkett St., Lenox 413-358-3884, sculpturenow.org 413-551-5111 edithwharton.org

pre-concert swing dance lesson led by Jason Fenton at 6 p.m.), 7 p.m.

June 4, 5, 12, 18, 19: “Flowers, Fields, Forests: Abstracted” art exhibit featuring botanical-themed works by Timothy Ebneth, Tina Lincer, Sherry Meeks and Susan Sabino, admission is free and the artworks are for sale, 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: “Flowers, Fields, Forests: Abstracted,” admission is free and the artworks are for sale, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Hidden Gardens “Celebrating the Art of the Garden” self-guided tour to some of the most dazzling private gardens in the region, $35 in advance, $40 day of, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Market on the Green, 20+ vendors of plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books and expert garden advice, free admission with a portion of all market sales benefiting the Academy, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

map and audio guide, free. Dawn to dusk.

Saturday, June 18: Hidden Gardens Illustrated Lecture, “Maximizing Space in the Garden: Creating More of a Good Thing” by Tovah Martin, $15 advance, $20 at the door (refreshments will be served), 11 a.m.

Sunday, June 12: Meet the

Saturday, June 18: Jay Ungar

June 1 - Oct. 19: Juried art exhibition with 30 new sculptures.

Ongoing: Self-guided tour with

artists, free, 2 to 5 p.m. Registration required.

July 17, Aug. 21, Sept.18: Artist-guided tours, $18, $16 seniors, $12 youth, under 11 free, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. 518-392-3693, spencertownacademy.org

Saturday, May 28: The Lucky 5 perform, as part of the Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Outdoors concerts series, $15-$20 (note: tickets include free admission to

and Molly Mason, celebrated Americana music duo, perform as part of the Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Outdoors concerts series, $15$20, 7 p.m. at Spencertown Town Park Pavilion, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.

Saturday, June 25: “A Kaleidoscope of Hope” Benefit Concert for Kids Need Music, including pieces by Piazzolla, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Paganini and Sarasate, performed by Gili Melamed-Lev, piano, and Emmanuel Vukovich, violin, $30, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26: “A Kaleidoscope of Hope” Benefit

Concert for Kids Need Music, $30, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 9: Community celebration of the 50th anniversary of Spencertown Academy Arts Center and 175th anniversary of the historic Academy building, event includes children’s activities (balloon artists, stilt dancers), concert by Bobby Sweet Band, art exhibit, building tours, food vendors, and more. Festivities will take place on the Academy grounds, in the building, and in the adjacent Spencertown Municipal Park, free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date, July 16. Saturday, July 9: Singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet and his band concert celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spencertown Academy Arts Center and 175th anniversary of the historic Academy building, free, 2 p.m. at Spencertown Park Ball Field, 786 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.

Sunday, July 10: Opening reception for “Spencertown Academy Annual Members’ Show” art exhibition curated by Norma Cohen and Leslie Gabosh, admission is free and the artworks are for sale, 3 to 5 p.m. On view 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 7. Sept. 2-5: Spencertown Academy for the Arts Center 17th annual Festival of Books returns to an in-person event, including a giant used book sale and readings, book signings and a children’s program. Featured authors include David Nasaw, Mayukh Sen, James Shapiro and more. Book Sale Preview on Friday, 2 to 8 p.m., for members only (free for members, $10 for guests of members). Book sale and festival events, free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. See website for updates on authors and details.


Summer Previews 2022 | 61

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE LUCKY FIVE

The Lucky Five, left to right, Will Carrol, Carolyn Dufraine, Jonathan Talbott, Matt Downing and Kip Beacco, play at Spencertown Academy on May 28.

Stationery Factory

Stockbridge Sinfonia

63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton 413-659-6299, stationery-factory.com

stockbridgesinfonia.org

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center

Friday, May 27: Meet on the dance floor with Brownskin Band, $15-$20, 8 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: Concert performance, 3 p.m., Lenox Memorial Middle & High School's Duffin Theater, 197 East St., Lenox.

1515 & 1516 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org; tamarackhollow.com

Sunday, May 29: Chris Duarte

Saturday, Aug. 6: Concert

Ongoing: Tamarack Hollow

Group performs, $12-$18, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

performance, 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Saturday, June 11: The Fools perform, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Danny Klein’s Full House performs, $25, 8 to 11 p.m.

Stephentown Historical Society Stephentown Heritage Center 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, N.Y. 518-733-6070, stephentown-historical.org

Sunday, June 5: “Weaponry in the American Revolution,” Mike Companion and members of the Second Continental Artillery, 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 10: Annual picnic, bring a dish to share, 2 p.m. at the Fire Hall Pavilion, 35 Grange Hall Road.

Sunday, Aug. 7: “Hoosac Tunnel,” Charles Cahoon, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14: Concert performance, 6 p.m. Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. 50th Gala Celebration to follow.

Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show

Nature & Cultural Center & Gaia Roots World Music present West African and Caribbean drum and song classes with Aimee Gelinas, 5:30 beginner, 6:30 advanced, at Windsor Town Park, Peru Road. Registration required. aimee@gaiaroots.com.

May 30, June 12, Aug. 13: Bo-

50 Main St., Stockbridge 413-298-5200, stockbridgechamber.org

real Spruce-Fir Forest Flower, Plant, Tree and Wild Edibles Hike, $20, 10 a.m. to noon. Registration required: aimee@ gaiaroots.com.

Aug. 20 and 21: The 30th Annu-

Monday, May 30: Annual

al Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts show hosts over 80 jury-selected artists and crafters, displaying work ranging from paintings to ceramics, fiber-ware to jewelry, sculpture to photography, as well as a variety of specialty food tents offering vinegar, oils, jams and seasonings. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Friday, July 1: “Nature’s Doorstep: The History of Edible and Medicinal Plants.” This free guided nature walk will be led by a historic commission member, naturalist educator and director of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center Aimee Gelinas, 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about the useful edible and medicinal plants and trees found just outside the doorstep of the historical house museum on Route 9 in Windsor. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com. Saturday, July 9: Learn About Ferns program at the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center with naturalist and director Aimee Gelinas, $20, 9 to 11 a.m. Register: aimee@ gaiaroots.com.

Boreal Forest Bird Walk with master birder John Green Jr., $20, 7 to 9:30 a.m. To register email: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Tuesday, July 12: Full “Buck” Moon Hike with naturalist Aimee Gelinas, director of the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, 7 to 9 p.m. at Notchview. Register thetrustees.org.

June 12, July 24 and Aug. 13:

The Theater Barn

Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Flower, Plant, Tree and Wild Edibles Hike, 9 to 11 a.m. June 12 and July 24 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, at Notchview, 93 Old Route 9, Windsor. Register: thetrustees.org.

654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8989, thetheaterbarn.org

June 3-12: “Boston Marriage,” by David Mamet. Anna and Claire


62 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Through Oct. 31: Sergei Isupov: “Proximal Duality,” sculptures and drawings. June 11: Annual TurnPark Summer Festival: Healing flames. Program includes an array of multicultural performances, visual artworks, and music, along with drinks, food by Handcrafted, and activities for kids. The centerpiece of the festival will be the firing of Earth & Sky, a large-scale ceramic sculpture by world-renowned ceramist Sergei Isupov. $40, children 12 and under are free with an adult. 4 to 10 p.m.

Ventfort Hall 104 Walker St., Lenox 413-637-3206, gildedage.org

Tuesday Talks series Tuesday, June 14: “A Dirty Year, EAGLE FILE PHOTO

Children hop along in the sack race during the Hay Day - A Small Town Country Fair held at the Williamstown Historical Museum. are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna’s help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire’s young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women’s futures at risk.

June 23-July 3: “Fiddler’s Three” by Agatha Christie. A prank turns ugly when a group of young people attempts to hide a corpse.

July 14-24: “Murder Ballad,” music by Juliana Nash, lyrics by Julia Jordon and Juliana Nash, book by Julia Jordon. A dramat-

ic story of a love triangle gone wrong, centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her.

Aug. 25-Sept. 4: “Little Shop

Aug. 4-14: “Forever Plaid.”

Third Thursdays

Written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross; musical continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt. Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins…

of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard Ashman; music by Alan Menken; based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith.

The Common, First Street, Pittsfield

Thursday, June 16: Theme:

1872: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in Gilded Age New York,” speaker Bill Greer, 4 p.m.

June 21: “Before HBO’s ‘Gilded Age,’” speaker Jennifer Huberdeau, 4 p.m. June 28: “Elm Court: The Berkshires Estate of Emily Vanderbilt & William Sloane,” speaker Gary Lawrance, 4 p.m. July 5: “Life and Work of Addison Mizner,” Rene Silvin, 4 p.m. July 12: “Cecil Beaton: Famed British Photographer,” Hugo Vickers, 4 p.m.

Celebrating Summer, with the Whiskey Treaty Road Show. Sponsored by MountainOne.

July 19: “The Gilded Age Rises

Thursday, July 21: Theme: Touch a Truck. Sponsored by Lenco Armored Vehicles with a special interactive performance hosted by Jacob’s Pillow.

July 26: “Forgotten Trailblaz-

Thursday, Aug. 18: Theme: Love Pittsfield, showcasing cultural organizations. Sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

TurnPark Art Space 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge turnpark.com

Again in Troy, NY,” Kathy Sheehan, 4 p.m. ing Women of Lenox's Gilded Age: Jennie Van DerZee Welcome, Painter, Filmmaker, & Entrepreneur,” Nannina Gilder, 4 p.m.

Aug. 2: “Architects of an American Landscape: The Interwoven Careers of H.H. Richardson and F.L.Olmsted,” Hugh Howard, 4 p.m. Aug. 9: Speaker and topic to be announced, 4 p.m. Aug. 16: “The Gilded Age in


Summer Previews 2022 | 63

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022 Fact and Fiction,” Carol Wallace, 4 p.m. the Gilded Age,” Kate Baisley, 4 p.m.

Unger: To Shape a Moon from Bone,” a landmark reconsideration of the multidisciplinary practice of one of the 20th century’s great artists.

Aug. 30: “‘A part I never re-

Friday, July 15: Opening re-

Aug. 23: “Hair and Makeup of

hearsed’: The unscripted role of the First Lady,” Amy Russo, 4 p.m.

Williams College Museum of Art 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown 413-597-2429, artmuseum.williams.edu

Through June 12: Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints, the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s printmaking to date. Through June 26: Kameelah Janan Rasheed, “Worshipping at the Altar of Certainty,” a site-specific installation that questions notions of completion, comprehension and familiarity.

Through Dec. 4: “Frantz Zéphirin: Selected Works,” a window into the deeply mystical and spiritual nature of Haiti (Ayiti), the land of many mountains. Ongoing: “Embodied Words: Reading in Medieval Christian Visual Culture,” featuring artworks from WCMA’s collection and manuscripts from the Chapin Library that demonstrate the embodied nature of reading in Christian Europe from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries.

Ongoing: “Remixing the Hall: WCMA’s Collection in Perpetual Transition,” featuring objects from the collection that highlight themes such as healing, growth, domesticity, transcendent states, and the resilience of nature.

ception for “Mary Ann Unger: To Shape a Moon from Bone,” featuring music, refreshments, and the galleries open until 8 p.m. Free. 5 to 8 p.m.

Friday, July 1: Firefly Hike, an

Sunday, June 5: "Bright Half

evening hike at Sheep Hill for stories and observations on the magic of fireflies and summer nights.

Williamstown Historical Museum 32 New Ashford Road, Williamstown 413-458-2160, williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org

tour of “Strict Beauty: Sol LeWitt Prints” with Lisa Dorin, deputy director for curatorial engagement. Free. 2 p.m.

July 15-Dec. 22: “Mary Ann

Sunday, Aug. 28: Annual Hay

Sunday, July 31, Aug. 7 and 14: Walkin’ with WordXWord. Wear your walking shoes and follow along as poets offer a moving exploration of The Mount's grounds and selected works in the SculptureNow exhibition. Free. 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25: WordXWord Poetry sCrawl. Wear your walking shoes as poetry takes a walk Uptown with stops along the way for poetry al fresco. Start location TBA, ending at The Common as part of Pittsfield's Third Thursday. Free. 5 p.m.

2022 SUMMER SEASON

Sunday, Aug. 7: Back by popu-

Saturday, June 18: Following the Annual Meeting, John Hanson talks about his book, "Reading the Gravestones of Old New England" and local examples, free, 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 11: Last chance

Ongoing: Visit Sheep Hill for a

413-274-8122, wamtheatre.com

lar demand, Caryl Churchill’s “Escaped Alone” brings us to a backyard where three old friends and a neighbor spend a series of summer afternoons chatting, while visions of apocalyptic horror play out inside their minds. $15 online, $25 in person. 2 p.m. at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Saturday, July 23: World’s Largest Poem. 50 poets collaborate to create and perform a very ”large” poem along the length of the Lime Walk in the gardens at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. Free. Information and timed reservations (required) available at WordXWordFestival.com.

Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown 413-458-2494, rurallands.org

WAM Theatre Life", a kaleidoscopic play about love, heartbreak, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a relationship. $25. 2 p.m. at Mass MoCA Club B10, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

WordXWordFestival.com

Williamstown Rural Lands

strenuous walk up the hill and peek into the pond, or hike 60+ miles of stewarded trails in Williamstown. Guided Hike Series, explore the natural and farming landscapes in Williamstown on a hike guided by WRL staff and volunteers. Dates and details will be published online. Stewardship Series: Want to learn about trail stewardship? Dates and details will be published online.

Saturday, July 16: Geoffrey Biddle, noted photographer and Mary Ann Unger’s husband, whose latest publication “Rock in a Landslide” presents an intimate portrait of his life with Unger, in conversation with Horace Ballard, curator of “Mary Ann Unger: To Shape a Moon from Bone.” Free. 11 a.m.

WordXWord

Day Fair, games, live music, food, petting zoo. Admission: $10 immediate family; $5 individuals. 11 a.m.

TICKETS FROM $20

MORE INFO AT

BERKSHIREOPERAFESTIVAL.ORG

DON GIOVANNI

MAINSTAGE

AUGUST 20, 23 & 26 GREAT BARRINGTON, MA Sung in Italian with projected English translations

THREE DECEMBERS

SECOND STAGE

JULY 21 & 23 CHATHAM, NY Sung in English

Annual FREE concert

HIGH ON THE RAMPARTS AUGUST 10 A Spotlight on Music of Black Composers

PITTSFIELD, MA


64 | Summer Previews 2022

Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29, 2022


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 28 • 7PM

JUNE 4 • 7:30PM at The Colonial Theatre

at The Colonial Theatre

COLINPRESENTS MOCHRIE

JUNE 23–JULY 9 at The Unicorn Theatre The Larry Vaber Stage

B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING written by Tara L. Wilson Noth directed by Kimille Howard

TONY NOMINEE

TONY YAZBECK

(WITH MASTER HYPNOTIST ASAD MECCI)

JULY 1–16

JULY 21–AUGUST 20

at The Colonial Theatre

at The Unicorn Theatre The Larry Vaber Stage

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

JULY 30 • 7PM

at The Colonial Theatre

WINNER!

82012

AWARDS Including

®

BEST MUSICAL & BEST BOOK FOR A MUSICAL

Once music and lyrics by

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová book by Enda Walsh

written & composed by Jason Robert Brown

directed by Gregg Edelman

JULY 31 • 2PM

at The Colonial Theatre

Photo by Laura Marie Dun Duncan

musical direction by Andy Taylor movement direction by Isadora Wolfe

SMOKEY & ME: A CELEBRATION OF SMOKEY ROBINSON FEATURING TONY NOMINEE

directed & choreographed by Gerry McIntyre musical direction by Danté Harrell

CHARL BROWN

AUGUST 11–27

SEPTEMBER 29–OCTOBER 23

at The Colonial Theatre

at The Unicorn Theatre The Larry Vaber Stage

directed by Eric Hill movement direction by Isadora Wolfe

CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE TONY AWARD WINNER CHITA RIVERA

dramatized by Hamilton Deane and

John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker directed by David Auburn movement direction by Isadora Wolfe

www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org (413) 997-4444 The Colonial Theatre • 111 South Street • Pittsfield, MA The Unicorn Theatre • 6 East Street • Stockbridge, MA