hill country observerThe independent newspaper of eastern New York, southwestern Vermont and the Berkshires

 

CALENDAR DIRECTORY 

Adirondack Theatre Festival • (Charles R. Wood Theatre) P.O. Box 3203, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-874-0800 • www.ATFestival.org

 

Aston Magna (early music concerts in Great Barrington, MA, and touring) • 1-800-875-7156 • www.astonmagna.org

 

Barrington Stage Company • 30 Union St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 • tickets 413-236-8888 •
www.barringtonstageco.org

 

Bennington Center for the Arts • Vt. Rte. 9 at Gypsy Lane, P.O. Box 260, Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-442-7158 • www.thebennington.org

 

Bennington College • Route 67A, Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-442-5401 • www.bennington.edu

 

Bennington Free Library • 101 Silver Street,
Bennington, VT 05201 • 802 - 442-9051
benningtonfreelibrary.org

 

Bennington Museum • W. Main, Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-447-1571 • www.benningtonmuseum.org

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden • Intersection Rtes 102 & 183 , P.O. Box 826, Stockbridge, MA 01262 • 413-298-3926 • www.berkshirebotanical.org

 

Berkshire Fringe • 6 Cherry Hill Rd., Box 226, Stockbridge, MA 01262 • All performances at Daniels Arts Center, Simon’s Rock • www. berkshirefringe.org

 

Berkshire Lyric Theatre • POB 347, Pittsfield, • 413-499-0258 • www.berkshirelyrictheatre.org

 

Berkshire Museum • 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 • 413-443-7171, Ext. 10 for Little Cinema • www.berkshiremuseum.org

 

Berkshire Theatre Festival (BTF) • P.O. Box 797, Stockbridge, MA 01262 • box office: 413-298-5576 • berkshiretheatre.org

 

Brunswick Community Library • 4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180 • 518-279-4023 library@brunswicklibrary.org

 

Caffè Lena • 47 Phila, POB 245, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-583-0022 • www.Caffelena.com

 

Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org

 

Castleton State College • 86 Seminary, Castleton, VT 05735 • 802-468-5611 • www.csc.vsc.edu

 

Chapman Historical Museum • 348 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-793-2826 • www.chapmanmuseum.org

 

Chatham Bookstore • 27 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www.chathambookstore.com

 

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology • 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180 • 518-235-2120 • www.CMOST.org

 

(Sterling and Francine) Clark Art Institute • 225 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267 • 413-458-2303 • www.clarkart.edu

 

Clermont State Historic Site • One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 • 518-537-4240 • www.friendsofclermont.org

 

Colonial Theatre • 111 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 • 413-448-8084 • www.thecolonialtheatre.org

 

Columbia-Greene Community College 4400 Rte. 23, Hudson, NY • 845-436-5668 • www.sunycgcc.edu

 

Crandall Public Library • 251 Glen, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-792-6508 • www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • 104 Cheney Road, just off of Route 30 in Dorset, VT • 802-867-2223 • dorsettheatrefestival.org

 

Fort Salem Theater • E. Broadway, Salem, NY 12865 • 518-854-9200 • www.fortsalemtheater.com

 

The Georgi on the Battenkill • Adams Lane, Box 150, Shushan, NY 12873 • 518-854-3773 • www.thegeorgi.com

 

Ghent Playhouse • Town Hall Road (across from firehouse) • 518-392-6264 • ghentplayhouse.org

 

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra • P.O. Box 2036, Glens Falls, NY 12801-2036 • 518-793-1348 • www.glensfallssymphony.org

 

Green Mountain College • One College Circle, Poultney, VT 05743 • 802-287-8000 or
800-776-6675 • www.greenmtn.edu

 

Guthrie Center • The Guthrie Center, 2
Van Deusenville Road, Housatonic, MA • 413-528-1955 • www.guthriecenter.org

 

Hancock Shaker Village • P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01201• 413-443-01202 • nal
www.hancockshakervillage.org

 

Hawthorne Valley Farm • 327 County Rte. 21C, Ghent, NY • 518-672-7500 • hawthornevalleyfarm.org

 

Hawthorne Valley School • 330 Route 21C, Ghent, NY • 518-672-7092 • hawthornevalleyschool.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • 405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY • 518.828.4800 • helsinkihudson.com

 

Hildene • Historic Route 7A • Manchester, VT • 802-362-1788 • www.hildene.org

 

Hoosac River Watershed Associatidon (HooRWA) • P,O. Box 667, Williamstown, MA 01267 • 413-458-2742 • www.hoorwa.org

 

Hubbard Hall • 25 East Main, Cambridge, NY 12816 • 518-677-2495 • www.hubbardhall.org

 

Hudson Opera House • 327 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-822-1438 • www.hudsonoperahouse.org

 

Hyde Collection • 161 Warren, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-792-1761 • www.hydecollection.org

 

Images Cinema • 50 Spring St., POB 283, Williamstown, MA 01267 • movie line: 413-458-5612, ffice: 413-458-1039 • www.imagescinema.org

 

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires • P.O. Box 1400 • Stockbridge, MA 01262 • 413-298-5252 • www.is183.org

 

Jacob’s Pillow • George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223 • 413-243-0324 • www.jacobspillow.org

 

Lake George Dinner Theatre • Performing at Holiday Inn, Rte. 9 north of Exit 21 of I-87 • 518-668-5762 x411 • www.lakegeorgedinnertheatre.com

 

LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council) • 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls 12801• 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org

 

Mac-Haydn Theatre • 1925 Route 23, P.O.Box 204, Chatham, NY 12037 • 518-392-9292 •
www.machaydntheatre.org

 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center • 14 Castle, Great Barrington, MA 01230 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Manchester Community Library • 138 Cemetery Ave./Rte. 7A, P.O. Box 1105, Manchester Center, VT • 802-362-2607 • www.mclvt.org

 

Manchester Music Festival (MMF) • 42 Dillingham Ave., P.O. Box 33, Manchester, Vt. 05254 • 802-362-1956 • www.mmfvt.org

 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) • 375 Church St., North Adams, MA 01247-4100 • 413-664-4481 • www.mcla.mass.edu

 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) • 87 Marshall, N. Adams, MA 01247 • 413-664-4481 • www.massmoca.org

 

Mettawee River Theater Company • contact info for June-Aug.: 209 Dunnigan Road, Salem, NY 12865 • 518-854-9357 • www.mettawee.org

 

(The) Mount (Edith Wharton’s home) • 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA 01240-0974 • 413-637-1899 • www.edithwharton.org

 

Music from Salem 25 EMain St. Cambridge NY • 518.232.2347 • www.musicfromsalem.org

 

Nature Institute • 20 May Hill Road • Harlemville, NY 12075 • (518) 672-0116 • www.natureinstitute.org

 

New York State Museum • Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY • 518-474-5877 • nysm.nysed.gov

 

9 Maple Avenue • 9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-583-2582 • www.9mapleavenue.com

 

Norman Rockwell Museum • 9 Glendale Rd., Stockbridge, MA • 413-298-4100 • www.nrm.org

 

North Adams Public Library • 74 Church, No. Adams, MA • 413-662-3133 • www.naplibrary.com

 

No. Adams Museum of History & Science
Building 5A, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, North Adams, MA 01247 • 413-664-4700 • www.northadamshistory.org

 

Northshire Bookstore • P.O. Box 2200, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, VT 05255 • 1-800-437-3700 • www.northshire.com

 

Oblong Books & Music • 26 Main, Millerton, NY 12546, 518-789-3797; Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, 845-876-0500 • oblongbooks.com

 

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Rte. 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-0135 • www.olana.org

 

Oldcastle Theater Company • 331 Main St, Bennington, VT • 802-447-0564 •
oldcastletheatreco.org

 

Omi International Arts Center/Dance Omi • 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY 12075 • 212-206-5684 • www.artomi.org

 

Paramount Theatre • 30 Center St., Rutland, VT 05701 • 802-775-0570 • www.paramountvt.org

 

Park-McCullough • One Park St., P.O. Box 388, North Bennington, VT 05257 • 802-442-5441 • www.parkmccullough.org

 

Perfect Wife • 2594 Depot St., Rtes. 11 & 30, Manchester, VT • 802-362-2817 • www.perfectwife.com

 

Pompanuck Farm Institute • 494 Chestnut Hill Road, Cambridge, NY 12816 • 518-677-5552 • www.pompanuck.org

 

Proctor’s Theatre • 432 State, Schenectady, NY 12305 • tickets 518-346-6204 • www.proctors.org

 

PS21 • 2980 Rte. 66, P.O. Box 364, Chatham, NY 12037 • 518-392-6121 • www.ps21chatham.org

 

Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co. • 421-425 River St., Troy, NY 12180 • 518-273-BEER • www.revolutionhall.com

 

Rock Hill Bakehouse • Hudson Ave. at Elm, Glens Falls, NY

 

Rutland Free Library • 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701 • 802-773-1860 • www.rutlandfree.org

 

Salem Art Works • 19 Cary Lane, Salem, NY • 518-854-7674 • www.salemartworks.com

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media • 3361 6th Ave., P.O. Box 35, Troy, NY 12181 • 518-272-2390 • thesanctuaryforindependentmedia.org

 

Sand Lake Center for the Arts • PO Box 179, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018 • (518)674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org

 

Saratoga Arts Council/Dee Sarno Theater • 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-4132 • www.saratoga-arts.org

 

Saratoga Film Forum • 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-FILM • www.saratogafilmforum.org

 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) • 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 • 518-584-9330 • www.spac.org

 

Saratoga Springs Public Library • 49 Henry, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-584-7860 • www.sspl.org

 

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium • Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady • 518-382-7890 • www.SchenectadyMuseum.org

 

Shaker Museum and Library • 88 Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham, NY 12136 • 518-794-9100 • shakermuseumandlibrary.org

 

Shakespeare & Company • 70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA 01240 • 413-637-1199 • shakespeare.org


Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center • 71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-907-4478 • shirtfactorygf@gmail.com

 

Simon’s Rock • 84 Alford Rd. • Great Barrington, MA 01230 • 413-528-0771 • www.simons-rock.edu

 

Skidmore College (including the Tang Museum) • 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • 518-580-5000 • www.skidmore.edu

 

Slate Valley Museum • 17 Water, Granville, NY 12832 • 518-642-1417 • www.slatevalleymuseum.org

 

Southern Vt. Arts Center • West Rd, Manchester, VT 05254 • 802-362-1405 • www.svac.org

 

Southern Vt. College • 982 Mansion Dr., Bennington, VT 05201 • 802-442-5427 • www.svc.edu

 

Spencertown Academy • 790 Route 203, P.O. Box 80, Spencertown, NY 12165 • 518-392-3693 • www.spencertown.org

 

Stageworks/Hudson • 41-A Cross St., Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-822-9667 (box office)
• www.stageworkstheater.org

 

Tanglewood • Lenox, MA 01240 • 413-637-5165 • www.bso.org

 

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill • 145 E. Main St, Poultney, VT. • (802) 287-8197 or (802) 325-2603 • stonevalleyarts.org

 

Tannery Pond Concerts • P.O. Box 446, New Lebanon, NY 12125 • 888-820-9441 • www.tannerypondconcerts.org

 

Theater Barn • 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 • 518-794-8989 • www.thetheaterbarn.org

 

Time and Space Limited (TSL) • 434 Columbia St.., Hudson, NY 12354 • 518-822-8448 • www.timeandspace.org

 

Town Players of Pittsfield • POB 765, Pittsfield, MA 01201 • www.townplayers.org

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 30 2nd St, Troy, NY • 518-273-8945 • www.troymusichall.org

 

Trustees of Reservations • Berkshires regional office: 413-298-3239 x3000 • www.thetrustees.org

 

Ventfort Hall • 104 Walker St., Lenox, MA • 413-637-3206 • www.gildedage.org

 

Vermont Arts Exchange • 48 Main Street, North Bennington, VT 05257 • 802-442-5549

 

Walking the Dog Theater • mailing address: 39 Oak Hill Road, Ghent, NY 12075 (various performance spaces (see Web site) • wtdtheater.org

 

Williams College and Williams College
Museum of Art (WCMA) • 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste. 2, Williamstown, MA • 413-597-2429 • www.williams.edu (college) and www.wcma.org

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) • P.O. Box 517, Williamstown, MA 01267 • 413-458-3200 • box office: 413-597-3400 • www.WTFestival.org

 

(Charles R.) Wood Theater • 207 Glen St., P.O. Box 3494, Glens Falls, NY 12801 • 518-798-9663 • www.woodtheater.org

 

THEATER LISTINGS


Adirondack Theatre Festival “Some Lovers” by Steven Sater, with music by Burt Bacharach (runs June 14-23, with preview June 14): An unforgettable melody transports a couple back to their younger selves.• Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street (Route 9), Glens Falls, NY • tickets ($34-$45) at 518-480-4878 or www.atfestival.org

 

Adirondack Theatre Festival PB&J CAFE: kids’ dinner theater “ROBIN HOOD” by Kathryn Schultz Miller (runs June 27 – July 27). The young audience participates throughout the performance, becoming members of Robin’s rowdy band and even competitors in a high stakes archery tournament! • Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street (Route 9), Glens Falls, NY • tickets ($15) at 518-480-4878 or www.atfestival.org

 

Barrington Stage • “Typhoid Mary” by Mark St. Germain — the true story of Mary Mallon, known better as Typhoid Mary (runs through June 16) • at the Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield • info and link to tickets ($15-$25) at barringtonstageco.org

 

Barrington Stage • new musical “The Royal Family of Broadway” (runs June 7-July 7) — a love letter to the Great White Way set in the 1920’s. Based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber. • at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield • info and link to tickets ($15-$75) at barringtonstageco.org

 

Barrington Stage • “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter (runs June 21-July 15). A Christian conservative baker is asked to produce a cake for the gay wedding of her best friend’s daughter • at the Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield • info and link to tickets ($15-$48) at barringtonstageco.org

 

Berkshire Theatre Group presents “Church & State” by Jason Odell Williams (runs June 14-30) — a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief system gets shaken to the core…three days before his bid for re-election • at The Unicorn Theatre, BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street • tickets — $56, except previews June 14 & 15, which are $47 — and more info at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Berkshire Theatre Group presents “Coming Back Like a Song!” (runs June 28-July 21) — It’s 1956, and three of America’s great songwriters, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen, are contemplating the fact that rock ‘n roll is now king, and their careers could be over • at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street • tickets — $66, except previews June 28 & 29, which are $45 — and more info at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org


Circle Theatre Players presents “The Importance of Being Ernest” (runs June 1-10) romantic comedy by Oscar Wilde • at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY; Phone: 518-674-2007 • tickets ($18 adults; $10 for under18) at slca-ctp.org/circle-theatre-players

 

Dorset Theatre Festival presents “Cry It Out” by Molly Smith Metzler (runs June 21-July14) — An honestly absurd look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship • Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT • info, tickets ($48-$58) and directions at dorsettheatrefestival.org

 

Fort Salem Theater presents “Our Time,” a new comedy by Emmy Award-winner Ken Levine (runs June 29 & 30; July 7 & 8, 20 & 21). Three guys and a gal, Baby Boomers, struggle to break into the world of comedy in 1975 Los Angeles • 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY • tickets ($15-$30) at 518-854-9200; info www.fortsalemtheater.com


Ghent Playhouse presents Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town” (Play runs May 18-June 3 on Fri, Sat, Sun.) 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 theater history — die • 6 Town Hall Place , Ghent, NY • info and link to tickets ($20/$17 or $10 for students) at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006

 

Mac-Haydn presents “Damn Yankees” (through June 3) baseball and musical theatre! • $36.50-$39.50 ($15 for kids under 12) • 1925 NY-203, Chatham, NY • tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org

 

Mac-Haydn shows the classic musical “Funny Girl” (runs June 7-17). Big laughs and big hits • $36.50-$39.50 ($15 for kids under 12) ) • 1925 NY-203, Chatham, NY • tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org

 

Mac-Haydn presents ”Cabaret,” a classic packed full of smash hit songs, high drama, and plenty of laughs along the way! (runs June 21-July 1) • $36.50-$39.50 ($15 for kids under 12) ) • 1925 NY-203, “Chatham, NY • tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org

 

Oldcastle Theatre kicks off its season with Herman Melville’s novel “THE ALMOST TRUE AND TRULY REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF ISRAEL POTTER” transformed into a rollicking new play by Joe Bravaco and Lary Rosler (runs June 15-24) • 331 Main St., Bennington, VT • tickets ($39 or $12 student) at www.oldcastletheatre.org

 

Shakespeare and Company • new comedy “Morning After Grace” by Carey Crim (through July 15) — showing “we are never too old to suddenly know ourselves through chance intersection with former strangers in unlikely cicumstances” • Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA • info and tickets at 413-637-3353 or www.shakespeare.org

 

Theater Barn presents “The Nerd” by Larry Shue (June 22-July 1) — A young architect is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam • 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY • info at 518-794-8989 or www.theaterbarn.com

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival • comedy “The Closet” by Douglas Carter Beane (runs June 26-July 14) — A contemporary satire “that breaks the chains of political correctness and celebrates the possibility of finding authenticity and love (and show tunes) in unexpected places” • Main Stage • tickets at wtfestival.org

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival • “The Sound Inside” (runs June 27-July 8) — An accomplished professor at an Ivy League university must ally herself with a brilliant and mysterious student • Nikos Stage • tickets at wtfestival.org

WAM Theatre • The next event in the Fresh Takes staged readings series is “Honor Killing” by Sarah Bierstock on June 10 — Allisyn Davis, an American reporter for the NY Times, heads to Pakistan to cover the honor killing of a young woman • 3:30 pm • at No. 6 Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge • tickets ($25) and info at www.WAMTheatre.com