WTF's "Orpheus in the Berkshires" launches Thursday

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Theatre Festival's "Orpheus in the Berkshires," a world premiere production made by and for the Berkshires, opens Thursday at Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road in North Adams, where it is scheduled to run through Sunday.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

There are no reservations required for this production. Admission is free.

Written by Lucy Thurber and directed by Laura Savia, the family-friendly show features Christine Bile, of Pittsfield, in the title role of Orpheus.

The show will also feature performances by Rock On (Pittsfield), Common Folk (North Adams), and dysFUNKCrew (Adams).

Original music is by Heather Christian. Choreography is by Jeff and Rick Kuperman.

Community Partners include Williamstown Council on Aging, Williamstown Youth Center, Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) (Pittsfield), and Soldier On (Pittsfield), as well as MCLA (North Adams), St. John's Church (Williamstown), Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (North Adams), Discover Pittsfield, and Starlight Stage Youth Theatre (Williamstown).

Funding for the research and community engagement for "Orpheus in the Berkshires" is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Andrew Martin-Weber, The Feigenbaum Foundation, MountainOne Bank, and Ellen J. Bernstein.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshires and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Visit wtfestival.org for more details, or email community@wtfestival.org to get involved.


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