Double bill of Wharton one-acts opening at West Stockbridge Town Hall


WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Pythagoras Theatre Works returns this season to the historic West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall with two plays adapted by Dennis Krausnick from the works of renowned Berkshire author Edith Wharton.

Performances of the double bill — "The Promise" (from Wharton's French language short story "Les Metteurs en Scene") and "Roman Fever" (from Wharton's short story of the same name) — begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, where the production is scheduled to run through Aug. 5.

Performances are scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and next week, Tuesday through Thursday. There also is an 11 a.m. performance this Sunday.

one after the other with a short intermission in between. Berkshire playwright and

Normi Noël is directing both plays, which feature Diane Prusha and Chuck Schwager in "The Promise" and Corinna May, Diane Prusha and David Joseph in "Roman Fever."

New York City composer and cellist Paul Brantley has written the accompanying cello score, which he will perform live.

According to a news release, Pythagoras, which is led by founding producing artistic director Michael Burnet, has been working in association with The West Stockbridge Historical Society and the Town of West Stockbridge since 2014 to "create a vibrant theater in the heart of town and to help in their ongoing effort to completely renovate the historic 1854 Town Hall."

Pythagoras primarily looks to historical pieces from the 19th & early 20th centuries — especially works by authors with connection to the Berkshires and stories about local history and people.

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