Saturday March 9, 2013

WTF: Short stories at the Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN -- "Shorts in Winter," an evening of short stories read by Treat Williams and other Williamstown Theatre Festival actors, is set for Monday evening at 7 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

A stage, film and television actor, Williams is best known for his roles in the Broadway production of "Grease" and in the movie "Hair." He has appeared on a number of Berkshires stages and will be performing this summer as King Henry II in Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of "The Lion in Winter’ in Stockbridge.

Reservations for "Shorts in Winter" are strongly recomemneded. They can be made online at clarkart.edu or by telephone at (413) 458 0524. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Town Players: ‘Conversations’ at Lichtenstein

PITTSFIELD -- Town Players of Pittsfield continues it series "Readings at the Lichtenstein" on Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., with "Otherworldly Conversations," a collection of four short comedic plays with a similar, slightly supernatural theme.

In "Bliss Eternal," written by local playwright Steven Somkin and directed by Peter Podol, a conversation takes place between two former wives of the same man who happen to end up in a place, perhaps heaven, where they discuss the earthly lives they had with this man.


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In the cast are Meredith McMillan, Denise Roller, Vince Doyle, Nancy DuVall, Joshua Carty, and Todd Hamilton

"Moon Man," written by Jami Brandli and directed by Karel Fisher, is a bittersweet comedy dealing with an elderly woman who has conversations with a celestial being who is visible only to her. The cast includes Richard Matturro, Bernardine "Bernie" Handler, Grahm Sturz and Melissa Gardner.

Larry Hamm’s "Do-Overs," directed by Karel Fisher, is a comedy about reincarnation. In a way station where souls gather, a man and woman argue over the past lives they’ve shared while a young woman looks on and gets pointers from both on how to get through her upcoming earthly incarnation. Cast members are Denise Roller, Vince Doyle, Meredith McMillan, and Melissa Gardner.

"Farewell and Adieu" by Jack Neary, directed by Karel Fisher, is about two older women who attend the funeral of a third woman who has been in competition with them for parts in plays. The cast features Melanie Rivers, Louise Frankenberg, and Melissa Gardner.