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

 

Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns • P.O. Box 286, Becket, MA; located at 12 Brooker Hill Road off Rte. 8 • 413-623-6635 • www.becketartscenter.com

 

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

 

Bridge Theater • 6 North St., Whitehall, NY • 518-499-2435 • www.bridgetheater-whitehall.com

 

Briggs Carriage Bookstore • 16 Park Street
Brandon, VT 05733 • 802-247-0050

 

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

 

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

 

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck • 661 Rte. 308, POB 148, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 • 845-876-3080 • www.centerforperformingarts.org

 

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

 

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

 

The Egg • P.O. Box 2065, Albany, NY 12220 • tickets 518-473-1845 • www.theegg.org

 

Fort Salem Theater • E. Broadway, Salem, NY 12865 • 518-854-9200 • www.fortsalemtheater.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, 4
Van Deusenville Road, Housatonic, MA • 413-528-1955 • www.guthriecenter.org

 

Hancock Shaker Village • P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01201• 413-443-01202 •
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 Association (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

Kushi Institute • P.O. Box 7, Becket, MA 01223-0007 • 1-800-975-8744 • www.kushiinstitute.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

 

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) • 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

 

Main Street Stage • 57 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247 • 413-663-3240 • mainstreetstage.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

 

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 • 802-447-0564 • www.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

 

Sandisfield Arts Center • 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255 • 413-258-4100 • www.sandisfieldartscenter.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

 

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

 

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.theaterbarn.com

 

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.berkshire.net/townplayers

 

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 • Sage Street Mill, North Bennington, VT • 802-442-5549

 

Vermont Inst. of Natural Science (VINS) • Manchester office: P.O. Box 46 • Manchester Village, VT 05354 • 802-362-4374 • www.vinsweb.org

 

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

 


Barrington Stage • play “Kunstler” about the self-described “radical lawyer” and civil rights activist William Kunstler (runs Tues-Sun, May 18-June 10) • Blatt Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield • tickets at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Dorset Players • Spring Musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships.(Play runs May 19-21 & 26-28.) The play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” • Dorset Playhouse • 802-867-5770 (box office) • info and directions at www.dorsetplayers .org

 

Ghent Playhouse presents “True West” — Two playwriting brothers fight when a producer chooses the work of one over that of the other (runs Fri-Sun, May 19-June 4) • info and link to tickets ($20/$17 or $10 for students) at www.ghentplayhouse.org or 1-800-838-3006 • 6 Town Hall Place , Ghent, NY

 

Home Made Theater presents “Foreigner” about a shy Englishman who’s been dropped off in rural Georgia where the locals are told he doesn’t speak or understand a word of English. (Play runs April 22, 23, 28-30 and May 5-7.) Tickets ($27/$24) at homemadetheater.org

 

Hubbard Hall • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, directed by Roger Danforth (runs Fri-Sun, April 22-May 7). A meditation on how the past can haunt our present, this American classic made Williams famous and is perhaps his most personal work — giving us a window into his love for his real life sister Rose • at Hubbard Hall, East Main, Cambridge, NY • $25/$10 • 518-677-2495 • www.hubbardhall.org

 

Mac-Hadyn • “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”from Andrew Lloyd Weber (runs May 25-June 4) • 1925 NY-203, Chatham, NY • info and tickets (adults $33/$36) at 518-392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org

Oldcastle Theatre • “Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies’ (runs May 19-June 4) • 331 Main St., Bennington • Tickets $39, or $12 for students

 

Paramount • Vermont Actor’s Repertory Theater presents “Steel Magnolias” (runs April 27-30 and May 4-6). Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching — and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters • in the Paramount’s Brick Box • tickets ($20) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Town Players of Pittsfield presents staged reading of ““Blind Date,”
“It Takes a New Village,” “The Golden Years,” “BINGO - The Last True Blood Sport,” “Madame President,” “When Irish Eyes Are Flirting,”
“Geriatric Fulfillment Center” by Joe Starzyk on May 28th at 2 pm, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield • $5 Admission

 

The Two Of Us Productions presents “RUMORS,” by Neil Simon (runs May 19-28 on Fri, Sat, Sun). In a house in a swanky NYC suburb, guests gather for an anniversary party where there’s mounting confusion and mis-communications • at the Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills School at 73 County Route 11A in Craryville, NY • tickets ($20 for adults, $14 for students & seniors, and $12 for groups & families) at www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 518-758-1648.

 

WAM Theatre • continuation of the fourth series of Fresh Takes staged readings: “Really” on May 7 and “The Droll” on June 4 • 3:30 pm • in the gallery space at No. Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, MA • tickets ($20) and info at www.WAMTheatre.com

 

Williams (‘62 Center) • The Theatre Dept. presents “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts (runs April 27-29, May 4-6). In his eye-opening play, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts reveals the secrets of an American family collapsing under the weight of its own mistakes and avalanching toward final disintegration • Adams Memorial Theatre, 1000 Main Street, in Williamstown • $3 • 62center.williams.edu