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THEATER LISTINGS July 2021

 

Ancram Opera House • Virtually • Summer Play Lab • RSVP REQ’D • ancramoperahouse.org
• Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate: Dave King’s “The Stamp Collector” • Roeliff Jansen Park, 116 Old Rte. 22, Hillsdale, NY • 7 pm • $25

 

Barrington Stage Company • barringtonstageco.org • 413-236-8888
--Indoors at Boyd-Quinson Stage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, MA:
• “Chester Bailey,” by Joseph Dougherty • Father-son duo Reed and Ephraim Birney in a World War II drama • through 7/9, times vary by day
• “Eleanor,” by Mark St. Germain, dir. by Henry Stram • Jul. 15-Aug. 7 • showtimes vary by day
--Outdoors at BSC Production Center, 34 Laurel St., Pittsfield, MA:
* “Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin” • through Jul. 9 • Thu. & Fri. 8 pm; Sat. 2 & 8 pm
• “BOCA,” by Jessica Provenz, dir. by Julianne Boyd • Jul. 30-Aug. 29 • Both Jul. nights 8 pm

 

Adirondack Theater Festival • Charles R. Wood Theatre, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY • Box office 518-480-4878
• “Slow Food,”comedy by Wendy MacLeod • There’s no escape from the world’s worst waiter • Jul. 20-25 and Jul. 27-31, 7:30 pm; Jul 28 & Jul 31, 2 pm
• PB&J Café Presents: “Cinderella Goes Disco” • Jul 22-24, 29 & 30 • 12 pm • Free • City Park, Glens Falls, NY
• “Minding Miss Mae Mae” staged reading of new play by Phillip Christian Smith, dir. by Tyrone Henderson • Jul 25, 2 pm; Jul. 26, 7:30 pm

 

Dorset Theatre Festival • “Play Outside in Vermont” at Southern Vt Arts Center, Manchester • 802-867-2223 • dorsettheatrefestival.org • pod seating
• StageFree Audio Plays: “Redeemed,” by Chisa Hutchinson
• “Laughing Wild,” by Christopher Durang, dir. by Jade King Carroll • Jul. 9- 31 • Fri-Sun, Tue., & Wed. • 8 pm • On-Demand Streaming options available
• “Scarecrow,” staged reading written & performed by Heidi Armbruster • Jul 14-Jul 28 • Wed., Sat. & Sun. • 3 pm • On-Demand Streaming available

 

Fort Salem Theater • 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-9200 • www.FortSalem.com
• “Next to Normal” • Contemporary Broadway musical and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010 • Jul 23-Aug. 1 • Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm; Sun. 2 pm

 

Great Barrington Public Theater • Daniel Arts Center, • 88 Alford Road, Great Barrington • greatbarringtonpublictheater.org • Tix at 413-236-8888
• McConnell Theater: “DAD,” by Mark St. Germain • A story of family rivalries, life passages, aging and reconciliation • Jul 2 & 3 • 7:30 pm
• Liebowitz Black Box Theater: “Mr. Fullerton,” by Anne Undeland, dir. by Judy Braha • Jul. 21-Aug. 1 • Wed.-Sun. • 7:30 & 3 pm, showtimes vary by day
• McConnell Theater: “The Christopher Boy’s Communion,” by David Mamet • Jul. 29-Aug. 8 • Wed.-Sat. 7:30; Sun. 3 pm

 

Jacob’s Pillow • 358 George Carter Rd., Becket, MA • jacobspillow.org • 413-243-0745
• Crystal Pite’s “Body and Soul,” performed by Paris Opera Ballet at Palais Garnier • Premieres Jul 1 at 7:30 pm, streaming until Jul 15. Online only.• $15
• Jacob’s Garden • Inauguration with Adam Weinert, Brett Perry, Brother(hood) Dance! & others • Jul. 10 • 12 pm • Tix req’d.
• Henry J. Leir Stage: Contra-Tiempo’s “joyUS justUS” • Onsite • Jul 7-11 • Wed. through Sat. 2 & 6 pm; Sun. 2 pm • $45 • Streaming online Jul. 22-Aug. 5
• Nrityagram Dance Ensemble “Upadana: An offering” • Premiering online Jul 8 at 7:30 pm • streaming on demand through Jul 22 • $15 • Reg. REQ’D.

 

Living Room Theatre • Park-McCullough, North Bennington, VT • 802-442-5322 • info@lrtvt.org • Reserve EARLY online
• “A Doll’s House, Part 2” • With a knock on the door, Nora returns from her exit in Ibsen’s classic • Jul. 8-24 • Wed. through Fri. 7 pm; Sun. 5 pm

 

Oldcastle Theatre Company • 331 Main St., Bennington, VT • 802-447-0564 • oldcastletheatre.org
• “Visiting Mr. Green,” by Jeff Baron • A play about making connections, the importance of family and companionship • Jul. 9-18 • Showtimes vary by day

 

PS 21 • 2980 NY Route 66, Chatham, NY • 513-392-6121 • info@ps21chatham.org
• Modern Opera Festival, installment 2: “Pan,” dir. by Doug Fitch, with flutist Claire Chase & chorus. • Jul. 16 -8:30 pm • $40 (all 3 for $90)

 

Ventfort Hall • 104 Walker St. Lenox, MA • 413-637-3206 or www.gildedage.org • RESERVATIONS REQ’D • $15 Adults; 4-17 yrs $7; Free under 3 yrs.;
Kid-friendly (3-10 w/adult accompaniment):
• “Top Bananas” • Performers discover that being top banana is nowhere near as good as being part of a banana split. • Jul 11 & Aug. 6 • 1:30 pm
• “Saving Jazzy” • “Can Mambo and Nemonee save the beautiful but endangered Floratius Serendipitus?” • Jul 17 & Aug. 28 • 10:30 am