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

 

Adirondack Theatre Festival “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat” (runs June 21-July 1, with preview June 21): This epic battle of Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison is set to the rhythm of a brand-new beat in a modern and mesmerizing musical • Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street (Route 9), Glens Falls, NY • tickets ($34/$39/$45) at 518-480-4878 or www.atfestival.org

 

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


Barrington Stage • “The Birds” — based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier which was made famous in a suspense film by Alfred Hitchcock — this thriller likewise concerns people coping with menacing bird behavior (runs June 15-July 8, with previews June 15-16) • St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield • tickets ($15-48, or $15-$25 for previews) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Barrington Stage • “Ragtime,” weaving together three distinctly American characters — a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician (runs June 21-July 15, with previews June 21-23) • Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA • tickets ($15-$70, or $15-$25 for previews) at www.barringtonstageco.org or 413-236-8888

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • “Million Dollar Quartet”: Based on a true story, the play follows the tale of four legendary musicians (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis), as they come together for one monumental night of music at Sun Records in Memphis (runs June 14-July 15, with previews June 14-16) • at The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St. Stockbridge, MA • tickets $65/$55 (preview price) and more info at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Tony Award-winning “Children of a Lesser God“ by Mark Medoff (runs June 22-July 22, with previews June 22-23): James, a speech therapist with an unorthodox approach to education, becomes infatuated by Sarah, a deaf woman • at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage, BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street • more info and tickets ($65 or $45 for previews) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • family drama “Downstairs,” a world premiere by Theresa Rebeck (runs June 22-July 8). Eileen’s brother Teddy has moved back home and is living in her basement, and her husband isn’t happy about this • 104 Cheney Road, just off of Route 30 in Dorset, VT • tickets ($39-$52) at 802-867-2223 x2 or dorsettheatrefestival.org

 

Fort Salem Theater • Tim Nelson’s “Rip Van Winkle: A Musical” performed by the Rose Center Theater from Westminster, California (runs June 23-25). Adapted by Nelson, based on oral history interviews in the Catskills, study of prior theatrical adaptations, and a fresh slant on Washington Irving’s text • 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY • tickets ($15-$30) at 518-854-9200; info www.fortsalemtheater.com

 

Hudson River Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy “As You Like It” (runs June 30-July 2) • at the Strand Theater, Hudson Falls, NY • info at 518-747-4418 or hudsonrivershakespeare.org

 

Living Room Theatre presents “Adam & Evie” by Charles Mee — A free-wheeling performance piece for 11 actors “about the mysteries of love, with song, dance and a big, big heart” (runs July 6-8 & 11-13) • Park McCullough Carriage Barn, 1 Park St, N Bennington VT • reservations at 802-442-5322

 

Mac-Hadyn • farce “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (June 8-18) — 11-time Tony nominated musical about two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera • 1925 NY-203, Chatham, NY • $33-$36 ($15 for kids under 12) • tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org


Mac-Hadyn • “Anything Goes” (runs June 22-July 2) “Set sail on this classic Cole Porter adventure aboard The SS American!” • $31-$34 ($14 for kids under 12) • tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.machaydn`theatre.org

 

Oldcastle Theatre • “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, a comic critique of Hollywood (runs W-Sun, June 23-July 9) • 331 Main St., Bennington, VT • $39 ($12 student) • www.oldcastletheatre

 

Shakespeare and Company • “4000 Miles” by Amy Herzog (runs through July 16) about Vera and Leo, a grandmother and grandson, locked in a moving and most amusing battle of wits — a Pulitzer Prize finalist • Elayne Bernstein Theatre • www.shakespeare.org

 

Theater Barn • Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors” (June 23-July 2) — It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century . . . . • 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY • info at 518-794-8989 or www.theaterbarn.com

 

Town Players of Pittsfield presents a fully staged production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron • at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield • tickets ($15 or $12 for students/seniors) at 413-443-9279 or www.townplayers.org

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival • comedy “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman (runs June 27-July 16): Empty-nested and alone in her Midwestern home, Sharon takes on a roommate, Robyn, who has just arrived from NYC • Main Stage • tickets ($68) at wtfestival.org

 

Williamstown Theatre Festival • “The Model American ” (runs June 28-July 9) — In 2017, what does it take for an immigrant to achieve the American Dream? • Nikos Stage • tickets ($58) at wtfestival.org