4 events not to miss this week, March 8-14
A RETELLING OF THE OEDIPUS MYTH
Martha Graham Dance Company will present Graham's Greeks: "Night Journey" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Linde Center at Tanglewood Music Festival, 297 West St., Lenox. "Night Journey" is perhaps Martha Graham's greatest and most complex masterwork. This presentation will deconstruct the work, showcasing Graham's brilliant reimagining of the classic tragedy of Oedipus and Jocasta, using media, narration and highlights of the dance performed by top artists from today's Graham Company. Tickets: $39 general admission, available at bso.org.
HUMOR FROM THE LAND OF EIRE
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a bit early with The Irish Comedy Tour — a fast-paced, raucous ride across America with four joke-slinging entertainers who know how to party and have a great night — at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at The Colonial Theatre. This high-energy show takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia's Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland's Derrick Keane. Don't miss these hilarious Irish-American comedians as they tear apart, as well as validate, all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by Brian Benlien at 6 p.m. Tickets: $25, available at the Colonial box office or online at berkshiretheatregroup.org. You must be ages 16 and older to attend this event. The Colonial is at 111 South St. Pittsfield.
EXPLORING OUR ROOTS
What are our journeys and what makes home? Join us for "Finding Home: We Are Stories," a multimedia performance of art, memoir and Berkshire Immigrant Stories, followed by a community conversation, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the Mahaiwe Theatre, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. This show is based on four personal immigration stories by artists David Macaulay, Frances Jetter, James McMullan and Yuyi Morales, all on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum through May 25. These artists' visual memoirs are woven with Berkshire Immigrant Stories to invite reflection on our own and others' stories, and how together we make a community. Created at the Norman Rockwell Museum, directed and performed by local high school students. All are welcome. Free with reservations, mahaiwe.org.
AN AFTERNOON WITH 'THE FLYING DUTCHMAN'
Evgeny Nikitin is the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in Met Live in HD: "Der Fliegende Hollander" at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Clark. Director Francois Girard, whose mesmerizing production of "Parsifal" recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner's eerie early masterwork. Valery Gergiev conducts. Now in its 14th season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Tickets: $25 ($22 members; $18 students), available at clarkart.edu. For more information, call 413-458-0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable. The Clark is at 225 South St., Williamstown.
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