Berkshire Theatre Group adds David Sedaris, two other shows to schedule

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group is adding author and humorist David Sedaris, a dog thrill show and an all-male company of 14 Argentinian dancers to its 2017-18 lineup at The Colonial Theatre.

Mutts Gone Nuts is due at the Upstreet Pittsfield theater for two shows Feb. 17. Sedaris, who appeared this summer at Tanglewood, returns to the Berkshires April 13, and Che Malambo comes to the Colonial for a matinee performance April 22.

Mutts Gone Nuts features the comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton, who, since 1985, have been presenting their blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo.

The Argentine-based dance company, Che Malambo, specializes in precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). The company's work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.

This all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas.

Best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers.

He is the author of "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice," as well as collections of personal essays, "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," and his most recent book, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls."

Sedaris' pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays."

His original radio pieces can often be heard on the NPR radio show "This American Life."

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name "The Talent Family" and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City.


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