A Spy, A General, and June Peas
December 16, 2016, 5:15pm at The Boys And Girls Club of the Berkshires, 15 Melville Street, Pittsfield
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.
A Fly In My Soup And Other Works
May 18th, 2016, 6pm at The Boys And Girls Club of the Berkshires, 15 Melville Street, Pittsfield
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.
The Hundred Dresses
March 15, 16, 2017 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, 15 Melville Street, Pittsfield
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)