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 • at Bennington Center for the Arts • 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

 


Dorset Players • “14th Annual One-Act Play Festival” (Show runs March 31-April 2) • Dorset Playhouse • 802-867-5777 (box office) • info and directions at www.dorsetplayers .org

 

Fort Salem Theater • “Li’l Abner” presented on April 21-22 by California Musical Theater Ensemble, featuring students from Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts. Show is directed by Tim Nelson • Special Student Rates. $20 adult/$10 High School Srs & younger • 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY • tickets at 518-854-9200; info at www.fortsalemtheater.com

 

Ghent Playhouse presents “Mothers and Sons” (Play runs March 17-April 2 on Fri, Sat, Sun.) A Dallas matriarch pays an unexpected visit to her late son’s former gay partner • 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.) 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 classiooiuc made playwright Tennessee 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

 

Hudson River Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of King Lear” (runs March 31 - April 2). The play depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character following the disposal of his kingdom. He divides the realm between two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him and disinherits the third • The Strand Theater, 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY • Admission $10/$8 students and seniors • Call 518-747-4418 for more information

 

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 bebhauty 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

 

Simon’s Rock • The Theatre Program presents “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani (runs April 21, 22, 28, 29). It’s a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, and the town’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways • Liebowitz Black Box Theater • more info at simons-rock.edu/events

 

Town Players of Pittsfield presents staged reading of “Panache” by Don Gordon, April 30th at 2 pm, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield • $5 Admission

 

WAM remount of the company’s very successful 2013 production of “Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight” written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, featuring the entire original cast (runs through April 9) at the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox

 

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