Past Productions

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Our Town

2017

Outdoors at the Union Church of Tyringham, 128 Main Road, Tyringham MA

Directed by Courtney O'Connor

August 5, 6, 12, 13, 2017

A community-based theater project is one in which theatre empowers, engages and celebrates a community. The Our Town Tyringham project is a site-specific, locally cast, daytime production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. It will be staged outdoors on two site-specific locations in Tyringham, MA, to which the audience will move between acts. The cast, crew and volunteers will be primarily residents of Tyringham.

Set in and against the bucolic valley of Tyringham, MA (full-time population 411) Wilder's Our Town will be a celebration of Tyringham's people, beauty and resilience. The play explores the lives within a similarly small, quintessentially American town. Narrated by a Stage Manager the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die.

Community Partners

Union Church of Tyringham, Tyringham Volunteer Fire Department, Tyringham Cemetery Commission, Town of Tyringham, Hop Brook Community Club, Tyringham Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, Monterey Cultural Council, Rural Intelligence, Fitzpatrick Trust

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The Hundred Dresses

2017

The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, 15 Melville Street, Pittsfield MA

Directed by Ann Gallo

March 15, 16, 2017

By Mary Hall Surface. Book written in 1944, Eleanor Estes’ The Hundred Dresses remains a pertinent story whose themes center around courage, respect, bullying, racism and classism. In 1945 it received the Newbery Honor book. This was a 5-actor adaptation of the original script.

Wanda wears the same faded blue dress to school every day - yet she says she has one hundred beautiful dresses at home, “all lined up.” The other girls don’t believe it...It’s not until Wanda fails to come to school one day that her classmates learn the truth about the hundred dresses - and Maddie and Peggy learn the meaning of kindness and generosity of spirit. (Harcourt, 1944)

 
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A Spy, A General, And June Peas

2016

The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, 15 Melville Street, Pittsfield MA

Directed by Ann Gallo

December 16, 2016

Loosely based on an incident during the Revolutionary War, this is the story of how Phoebe Fraunces, the daughter of a free black man, went undercover as a house servant to discover and foil an assassination attempt on General George Washington.

 

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A Fly In My Soup And Other Works

2016

The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, 15 Melville Street, Pittsfield MA

Directed by Ann Gallo

May 18, 2016

The classic story of a wacky restaurant with equally wacky waiters who serve a bowl of soup containing a fly to an unsuspecting customer. A French farce complete with black aprons, potted ferns and a slapstick cast of waiters.